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.

Questions and answers on "Digital rectal examination"

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

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Brief Answer:
It may show elevation of PSA.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query,
Estimation of Serum PSA is highly sensitive test for screening of cancer of prostate.
It may also get elevated in conditions that alter the of prostate cellular architecture e.g enlarge prostate,cancer of...

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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 have blood on paper and red strip on stool bright red

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Brief Answer:
Per digital rectal examination is advisable.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,

I understand your concern.

Your symptoms could be probably related to Constipation.

Constipation could be secondary to hemorrhoids or straining of stools can lead to hemorrhoids or there could be underlying Anal...

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Sir
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 normal. It comes and goes. Can it b bcs of lack of water intake. I take 1.5 lts per day. My urine test was done by giving my urine of my second in the early morning. Pls can u help me. I have some undigest food in my stool. I can see them floating

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Brief Answer:
Unlikely to be UTI. Could be due to indigestion

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

In view of you not having any urinary symptoms like burning urination ,frequency and urine examination being normal it is unlikely to be due to UTI.

Presence of undigested food in stools...

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Hello I had psa in March 2015 it was 4.6 had one in sept it was 6 they want






do a biopsy? my question since they did ultrasound on my bladder said my bladder w

asn't emptying all way but flow was good and my urineanaylisis was good why arnt they looking at bph and prostasis rather then retest psa pushing for biopsy

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Brief Answer:
Need to do Prostate Biopsy

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that your PSA has shown raising trend over a period of 5 months .

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making comments on your...

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Hi i have perineum pain its also tender to touch is can this be prostate cancer psa 0.55 free psa 0.22 but i know psa in not accurate . I dont drink or smoke

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Brief Answer:
Likely to be due infection of Prostate (Prostatitis)

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have infection of Prostate (Prostatitis)

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making...

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Hi I'm an 18 year old male and I have noticed that my right testicle is slightly harder and firmer than my left testicle.
I occasionally get pains in my right testicle which can happen every few weeks. I have received a few kicks to the testicles a few years ago, but not a major injury.
I have noticed that my scrotum skin has become red and I get pain in my lower abdomen after urination and sometimes a stinging pain at the tip of my penis after urination which lasts for about 5 minuites.
I was born with problems with my kidneys and had an operation to correct bilateral reflux when I was 6 years old. I currently have right sided renal scarring.
Could this possible be linked and should I see my GP.
Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Need to get investigated .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have swelling of Rt testicle , occasional pain in testicle,burning urination etc .

These symptoms are mostly due to infection of testicle (Orchitis)...

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Dear Doctor,

I recently noticed that my sperm has yellow jelly like globs in it that is making me worried. I have attached two pictures in this inquiry. The first one is my sperm roght after ejaculation and the second is when around 15 minutes have passed.

I have recently got tested for gonnorhea and chlymydia which were negative (3 days ago) and also got a urinalysis which they did NOT find a bacterial infection.

Does my sperm look normal to you? What could be the cause, and why is there yellow jelly like globs that solidify after a few minutes?

Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is due to infectiono f either Seminal Vesicle or Prostate .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have noticed your sperm to have clumps or jelly like clusters .

This is mostly due clumping together of sperms...

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If I have rectal bleeding that is flowing like I am on my period (which I haven't had since age 38) and I see blood clots when I wipe, what should I do?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy and digital rectal examination to be done.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

The common causes of rectal bleeding include anal fissure, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, colon cancer and polyps, colonic polyp removal, angiodysplasias, colitis,...

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Sir, currently facing burning sensation..following testing has been done with consultation with Dr. Reports attached for your kind review.
As per his advice first dose of Silofast 8 D along with Librax administered on 3rd Jun, next day (4th Jun) around severe burning sensation occurred with urgency like toilet (motion).
So with ref to my earlier treatments took K-Mac solution along with Moxif 400…relieve to some extent. Not fully relaxed, thing again exaggerated on 5th Jun evening consult General Physician and he has recommended Stool test along with Urine culutre with medication of Urispas & Protrate mb6 along with earlier Silofast 8 D…some relief is there not completely, yesterday night same problem faced.
Sir lots of time burning sensation is occurring also with similar case last time there was nothing in Urine culture report. Also sir consult with Gastro, advised for endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Sir, some doubts need your clarification is there any issue with Silofast 8 D..
Due to urine or prostate problem any pain in anus area has any resemblance.

Sir, also if required kindly recommend some minimal antibiotics to address any stool infection not sure but I am having some doubt..

Sir there is also continuous mild pain in penis area and feeling some discomfort in GI area, required your advice for way forward.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your Symptoms are mostly due to infection of Prostate (Prostatitis).

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts and reports that you have posted it appears that you have infection of prostate (Prostatitis)

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details...

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Good Afternoon,
I have been experiencing groin pain for over 8 weeks, with leakage. Groin pain changes from left to right and sometime both sides. The head of my penis tingles and some time I get sore testicles. It seems to be worse during the day and not night. I have gone to the dr who has completed a urine and prostate check. Both negative. He gave me antibiotics for a week, but I still see no change. What can it be.When I say leakage its when I urinate.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be due to Prostatitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have leakage of urine during day time and pain in groins.

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making comments on...

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