Practical advice on prostate examination

Tundra PA summarizes a few practical points on prostate examination:

"When I told Dr. H. about the physical exam and my concern that I had felt a nodule in Evan’s prostate, he held out his arm with the wrist extended. Pressing the bony prominence just distal to the radial pulse, he said “prostate nodule.” Pressing the large muscle at the base of the thumb, he said “normal prostate.” Pressing the space on the back of his hand between thumb and forefinger, he said “boggy prostate.”

Update 09/03/2007:
Tundra PA has a follow-up of the story.

A PSA Story. Tundra Medicine Dreams, 08/2007.
Cancer: Digital Rectal Examination for Prostate Problems. WebMD.
Image source: Wikipedia, public domain.

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