PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What happens after the digital rectal exam?

ANSWER

After a digital rectal exam, you may go on with your normal activities. Your doctor will discuss the test results with you. If he or she detects a suspicious lump or area during the exam, further testing will be the next step.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 13, 2016

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 13, 2016

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the most common types of prostate disease?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: