Make An Appointment for A Prostate Exam Today!

Once you have booked an appointment with your family doctor, here is what to expect when it comes to the prostate exam:

  • Usually you will be asked to stand, feet apart, facing the examination table and bending forward so that your arms or elbows are on the table.
  • The doctor will put on a surgical glove and will cover a finger in lubricant.
  • The finger will be inserted into your rectum.

  • You may feel a little pressure (similar to the feeling a passing stool), but there shouldn’t be any pain or discomfort. (If it hurts, tell the doctor immediately.)
  • A few seconds may elapse as the doctor waits for the external sphincter muscle to relax.
  • You may be aware of some movement, as the doctor is feeling the lobes and grooves of the prostate gland.
  • The doctor should tell you when the finger is going to be removed.

Overall the experience takes less than 5 minutes. What do you get in return? Well, a happy healthy prostate helps you ejaculate properly! It consists of smooth muscle tissue that helps you expel the semen. The happy prostate gland also produces a fluid that makes up 20% of your sperm. It actually makes your “little men” live longer inside of the woman’s vaginal tract.

So as you can see, there are a lot of reasons to make sure you Prostate Gland is happy and healthy!
Make your appointment today and start 2012 off right!


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4 thoughts on “Make An Appointment for A Prostate Exam Today!

  1. […] Marleen Vaughan of coffeesmoke started off with talking about the Prostate Exam for the men-folk. Talk about “no bullshit!” You can check it out here: […]

  2. Kitti Wytchwood says:

    Heyyy…okay. Cancer screening has saved my grandad’s life. He used a home-test kit, the kind they push through your door, when he was not aware of anything being even remotely wrong. The result was that we found the bowel cancer, and then the prostate cancer, very easily. Three years on, he is free of bowel cancer, and we are steadily controlling the prostate cancer. He still hasn’t really suffered any symptoms – he has not been “ill”. He is fine and fit and living his life as he always has, except now he’s involved in spreading the message of screenings and tests kits. He’s been interviewed for the tv and radio and alsorts, and he’s hilarious, because he tells it completely straight. Apparently, statistically, the number of people who go through these screenings and tests and actually have cancer is very, very, very small! and sometimes they just help to highlight over issues, that aren’t cancer, that can be fixed easily.

    I thought maybe this might be helpful for people reading this. I’m sure many other people have similar stories. If you don’t think it’s helpful, Marls, I won’t be offended if you delete it :)

    • Kitti! Of course it’s helpful! You should tell his story on your blog too and post a link back here. Every little bit helps so much. Thank you so much for adding to the dialogue about this. You can only improve conversation, by having it!

      Thank you Kitti! <3

  3. I love it! Early detection is key.

    My dad’s prostate cancer was caught early because of a routine exam. It’ll be 12 years this year since he was diagnosed and treated!

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