Digital rectal examination of the prostate - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment .MF .

August 12, 2017 17:52 | The Andrology

Examination of the prostate is also called finger rectal examination or rectal exam.With the necessity of such a study, sooner or later it faces the majority of men.Rectal examination is carried out during routine check-up, if you have problems with urination or other unpleasant symptoms.


examination procedure you will have to remove the underwear and wrap around the waist paper towel so that the back was open.

The prostate gland is located in front of the rectum.You need to bend the doctor could examine her.You can get his hands on the table, or lie on your side, bent his knees pressed to his chest.

Most likely, your doctor will explain what it will do, and help you relax.

To fix the body in the correct position, your doctor may put one hand on the lower abdomen.Then he pushes the buttocks and anus surveys.

next stage prostate examination - the introduction into the anus finger gloved lubricated.As penetration into the interior of the rectum, the doctor pauses to allow the sphincter to


voltage during the test is only natural, but still try to relax as much as possible.Then, during the inspection, you will experience less discomfort.To help relax the sphincters, the doctor will ask a little tighter (as before stool).At this point, better slowly exhale through your mouth.

doctor examines the rectal wall and presses down on the prostate gland to assess its size, the presence of tumors and seals.At this point, you may feel the urge to urinate.Some feel the nausea and weakness.Do not worry: this is normal.However, feeling dizzy, immediately tell your doctor.

All prostate exam takes just over a minute.

After rectal examination the doctor checks the feces left on the glove, the presence of blood.It may be a sign of hemorrhoids, polyps or colon cancer.

Finger examination of the rectum can cause discomfort, but not pain.If you are in pain, tell your doctor.Increased sensitivity to touch may indicate prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate).

  • If you have hemorrhoids, notify your doctor.
  • During the examination and mouth breathing slowly.Do not hold your breath.
  • Try to relax.Think of something pleasant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are in pain.

After the examination, the doctor will give the napkin and indicate the place where you can freshen up, and then report the results.