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Now during the DRE can the doctor actually feel your entire prostate? Having examined pictures of where the prostate is compared to the other surrounding organs, it appears there is a whole side which is beyond the reach of someone's finger going in? Is this right or can the doctor feel the entire organ? I would think he would only be able to tell if it's enlarged if he actually felt the whole organ rather just a portion of it?


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It's the size of a walnut


Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:00 pm
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I would think the same, winglets. Exactly. It's a BPH test more than a prostatitis test. I think there's an inconsistency between that test and urine test too. How would a bacterial infection show up in a urinalysis or a PSA and be confirmed to infect the prostate? and how would a DRE confirm the same?

I think with the condition of prostatitis, there needs to be an explanation of pain sources and causes... not merely whether it's bacterial or not. Similar to diving in a lake with a purported overabundance or dangerous presence of bacteria. Even if the bacteria is in there, it also contains other dangers and risks.


Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:07 pm
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presto423 wrote:
I would think the same, winglets. Exactly. It's a BPH test more than a prostatitis test. I think there's an inconsistency between that test and urine test too. How would a bacterial infection show up in a urinalysis or a PSA and be confirmed to infect the prostate? and how would a DRE confirm the same?

I think with the condition of prostatitis, there needs to be an explanation of pain sources and causes... not merely whether it's bacterial or not. Similar to diving in a lake with a purported overabundance or dangerous presence of bacteria. Even if the bacteria is in there, it also contains other dangers and risks.


I don't think I have an infection/prostatitis. I had urine result come through and it was normal..no bacteria found, no blood found in the urine.


Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:42 pm
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DRE is also a test for Prostatitis not just BPH

In the case of Prostatitis , the prostate will feel tender to a Urologist and this is usually the first step in diagnosing in Prostatitis. A MRI is usually followed up to confirm this diagnosis.


Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:02 pm
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Pritesh wrote:
DRE is also a test for Prostatitis not just BPH

In the case of Prostatitis , the prostate will feel tender to a Urologist and this is usually the first step in diagnosing in Prostatitis. A MRI is usually followed up to confirm this diagnosis.


Ah ok the doctor (GP not urologist) who did the DRE did mention anything about tenderness but just said it was a little large but wonderfully smooth.


Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:11 pm
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winglets wrote:
Pritesh wrote:
DRE is also a test for Prostatitis not just BPH

In the case of Prostatitis , the prostate will feel tender to a Urologist and this is usually the first step in diagnosing in Prostatitis. A MRI is usually followed up to confirm this diagnosis.


Ah ok the doctor (GP not urologist) who did the DRE did mention anything about tenderness but just said it was a little large but wonderfully smooth.


When are you due to see a Urologist?


Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:27 pm
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