The Importance of Having A Prostate Exam and Why One Needs It.
Prostate exam may seem unpleasant to some but one thing that people should understand is, it is very important and also very necessary screening which is always done to men and with this one should always consider the age and also the family history of the prostate cancer. One of the things to consider when one is going for the screening is that one should be after the age of 50 years and also the screening should always be done at a doctors office with a lot of privacy and also one should also make sure that they are very comfortable when it is being done. While the prostate exam is always performed by a nurse or a doctor at a urologists office, they are always able to detect if the man has any abnormalities with them or if their prostate is enlarged.
One of the things that one should always know is that when it comes to the urologists, they are always trained on how they can treat any issue that emerges or its affecting the urinary tract of the man and also their reproductive organs. They are also able to diagnose and also treat things like sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, pelvic floor problems and others. When it comes to any medical procedure one should always know that knowledge is power and with this it is always good to gather all the information one would expect before you head to the doctor for the annual prostate exam. There are two techniques which a doctor can use to check prostate and they are the prostate specific antigen test and we also have the digital rectal exam and both of them are very good.
When it comes to the digital rectum technique it only takes a few minutes for the doctor to complete it. When it comes to the PSA this often done in conjunction with the DRE and it is just a very simple blood test and for the test to be done a man always needs to prepare for several days before the test is done. One of the things that a man should always understand is that before the test is done a man should not ejaculate for the last 48 hours and also he should be free from any urinary tract complications and also the infections as well. With the PSA test one should not engage themselves in any vigorous exercise and with this it means 48 hours before the exam is done. After the test, the results of the PSA test may take an upward of 14 days to come back and thus one should be patient to get the results.