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What should I expect during a prostate exam?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
During the exam, a healthcare provider inserts a finger into the rectum about 1 to 2 inches to feel for the prostate. It should feel smooth and symmetrical if it’s healthy. A prostate that feels irregular could indicate an issue that requires further testing.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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