Digital rectal examination

What is Digital rectal examination?

A digital (finger) rectal examination is done to check for problems with organs or other structures in the pelvis and lower belly. During the examination, the doctor gently puts a lubricated, gloved finger of one hand into the rectum.He or she may use the other hand to press on the lower belly or pelvic area.

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Does having an orgasm in the morning of a PSA test affect the results?

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It may show elevation of PSA.

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Estimation of Serum PSA is highly sensitive test for...

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Hello since i had a larg hard stool saturday morning everymorming i go its hard still at first then gets softer but i noticed since it was hard i...

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Per digital rectal examination is advisable.

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I understand your concern.

Your symptoms could be probably...

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I have slight discomfor in my my lower waist. I am always a health concern person and worry more about it. I had my urine routine and it was...

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Unlikely to be UTI. Could be due to indigestion

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Thanks for query .

In view of you not having any urinary...

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