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Can prostate be checked with colonoscopy?

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

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Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 8 minutes later

Thank you for the query.

No, during regular colonoscopy the prostate is not checked. In some cases there can be visible some narrowing of the rectum in the area where enlarged prostate adjoins the rectum if the prostate is enlarged but this is very far from checking it.
Prostate can be checked with rectal ultrasound.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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You are welcome.
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