Prostate Examinations | Examining Your Prostate
Quick Prostate Check Guide | Checking The Prostate
How Do I check My Prostate?
Get into the right position. Either resting on your side with your knees up or standing inclining forward with your hips flexed. This allows easy and relaxed entry to your rectum and prostate.
Review the area for any skin conditions. This will either require some convenient work with a hand mirror or the help of a life partner or close friend. Examine your rectal area outwardly for any skin conditions, for example, blisters, warts, or hemorrhoids.
Put on a sterile glove. You or your sexual partner ought to put on a sterile latex glove to play out the DRE. Guarantee that you wash your hands before touching the glove to put it on. You will just utilize your forefinger for the exam, yet you ought to in any case wear gloves.
- Ensure you have firmly trimmed fingernails before washing your hands and putting on the glove. Indeed, even through the latex, you can coincidentally rub the zone or cut a pimple or something. It is important that you do not insert anything sharp into the rectum as small little tears can be damaging and lead to infections. Anal play is perfectly safe so long as you keep this in mind.
- Grease up the glove. A grease, for example, Vaseline or KY Jelly will permit less demanding, less distressing infiltration into the rectum. We recommend a silicone lubricant as opposed to Vaseline or KY jelly as this is the smoothest, longest lasting and best lubricant for anal play. A thin silicone lubricant will not dry out, and unlike Vaseline, or water based lubricants will not dry out during play. Silicone lubricant is safe to use with gloves as well. Apply a liberal measure of the oil to the forefinger of the glove.
- Feel the dividers of your rectum. You or your friend will embed the forefinger into your rectum. Turn the finger in a round movement to feel for any knocks or irregularities that could show disease, tumors, or growths along the dividers of your rectum. It is helpful if this is done regularly, as with regular examinations you will be able to tell what is different, or what has changed since the last exam. If you notice any significant changes, or even if something does not feel right, then it is recommended that you go to the doctor gor an exam. Trust me, it is better to be safer than sorry in this scenario, and the if things are caught early then it is much easier to treat and deal with, as opposed to letting a situation prolong itself into something more dangerous.
- Use delicate pressure at first and then slowly increase the pressure as you move around.
- Feel the mass of your rectum toward your tummy. Your prostate lies above/before this segment of your rectal divider. Strange discoveries as you feel toward your prostate incorporate firm, rough, non-smooth, extended, and/or delicate regions.
- Evacuate your finger. In an expert setting, the whole exam will take roughly ten seconds, though it is recommended that for your first time spend some time exploring and noticing the individual shapes, textures and feelings. There is no need to invest an excess amount of energy searching as it will just expand your uneasiness with the exam. Discard the glove and remember to wash your hands again promptly.
Contact your specialist. Ensure that you catch up with your specialist for further tests and exchange. In the event that you have an inclination that your exam indicated variations from the norm, then you ought to make a meeting with your specialist immediately. Keep in mind to tell the doctor that you managed a self-exam in the event that it's been under two days since this can bring about a raised PSA level on different tests. If you’re a little confused by what we mean here, by all means check out this youtube video here:
Here is Dr. OZ from the Oprah Show demonstrating how to check your prostate if you need a visual demonstration of how to perform the check. If you have a history of prostate cancer in the family, then you need to ensure that you get checked periodically after you reach 35. Prostate cancer is easily treated and so long as you’re regularly checked then you won’t encounter any serious complications.
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