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Is It Possible to Perform a Prostate Self Exam?

By Jay Motola, Health Pro Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dear Dr. Motola,

 

Is is possible to perform a self exam of the prostate and if so, how can it be done?

 

 

It is possible to perform a self-exam, however the subtle differences in the consistency of the prostate that are indicative of prostate malignancy would be best appreciated by a trained professional. Prostate cancer has a characteristic feeling on digital exam, and until you have felt this repeatedly, you will not be able to determine normal from abnormal.

Physical Abdominal/Rectal Exam
By Jay Motola, Health Pro— Last Modified: 05/15/12, First Published: 07/28/09