Your doctor will ask questions to rate the severity of your urinary symptoms. The doctor will perform a digital rectal exam to feel the size, shape and consistency of the prostate gland. Usually, a sample of your urine will be examined for blood or evidence of infection.
Occasionally, your doctor may order tests, such as an ultrasound, to measure the amount of urine in your bladder, or a cytoscopy, in which a lighted tube is inserted through the penis into the bladder. Special tests...Read more
I will now discuss why in some patients with prostate cancer, the nerves can readily be spared during the removal of the prostate and in... Read more »