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Prostate Examination

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    Only men have a prostate gland.

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.

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    The prostate is below your bladder inside your body.

    The prostate can change.

    Sometimes this may be due to cancer.

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    A prostate examination is done by your doctor.

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    Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Problems

    (Sometimes there are no symptoms)


    Finding it difficult to pee.

    Stopping and starting when having a pee

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    Pain in your lower back

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    Needing to pee more often, especially at night.

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    Needing to rush to the toilet.

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    Dribbling pee.

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    Blood in your pee.

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    Pain when pee'ing.

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    The tests will help the Doctor decide why you are unwell.

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    •  Blood Test.
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    • A test of your pee (urine).
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    Having a prostate examination

    The doctor will talk to you before he checks your prostate.

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    The prostate is next to your back passage in your body.

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    The doctor will ask you to go behind the screen and pull down your trousers and pants down below your bottom.

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    Then you will lie on the examination table on your side. Bring your knees up to your chest.

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    The doctor will put on his rubber gloves.

    He will put gel on his glove.

    The gel might feel cold

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    The doctor will put his finger into your back passage.

    This is to check the size of your prostate.

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    It may be a little sore.

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    If more tests are needed the doctor will let you know.