Prostate cancer

Updated 29 May 2015

Visit preparation for doctor's consultation (Enlarged prostate)

The health professional will usually require a urine sample and may ask you to pass urine into a machine to measure the flow rate. The physical examination should include a digital rectal examination of the prostate gland.

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You may be asked to fill in a questionnaire to help assess the severity of your symptoms (symptom score). The physical examination should include a digital rectal examination of the prostate gland.

The health professional will usually require a urine sample and may ask you to pass urine into a machine to measure the flow rate. It is a good idea not to empty your bladder shortly before the appointment.

Read more:
Risk factors for enlarged prostate
Early prostate cancer is curable

 

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