A prostate exam is always very important and it is very necessary for men to go for the screening and this depends with your age and also the history of your family if they have had prostate cancer. The screening is always done after the age of fifty and it is always done at the doctors office where the patient is comfortable and also it should be very private. When the exam is being taken, the doctor is always able to detect if the prostate has enlarged or if there are any abnormality and with this the exam can be taken at a urologists office by a nurse or a doctor.
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. One of the advantages, when a man goes to see a urologist, is that they are able to diagnose and also treat diseases like the sexual dysfunction, the pelvic floor problems and also the kidney stones. Prostate exam should be taken annually and before one heads there it is good to make sure that you gather all the information it is about what is expected and with this one should also know that when it comes to any medical procedure, knowledge is power. With prostate there are always 2 techniques which a doctor can use and they are the digital rectal exam and we also have the prostate specific antigen test.
One of the advantages of taking the digital rectum exam is that it only takes a very few minutes for the doctor to complete the exam which is very good. 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. One of the things that one should make sure that they do not do is having any vigorous exercise in a period of 48 hours before the test is done. With the results of the PSA results they normally take an upward of 14 days to come back and thus the man should always be very patient.