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What test will my Doctor order
What test will my Doctor order
Several tests help the doctor identify the problem and decide on the best treatment.
Digital rectal exam. This exam is usually the first test done. The doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum and feels the part of the prostate that sits next to it. This exam gives the doctor a general idea of the size and condition of the prostate.
Blood test. The doctor may want to test a sample of your blood to look for prostate-specific antigen, or PSA. If your PSA is high, it may be a sign that you have prostate cancer. But this test isn't perfect. Many men with high PSA scores don't have prostate cancer.
Imaging. The doctor may want to get a picture of your prostate using either x rays or sonogram. An IVP, or intravenous pyelogram, is an x ray of the urinary tract. For an IVP, dye will be injected into a vein. Later, when the dye passes out of your blood into your urine, it will show up on the x ray. A rectal sonogram uses a probe, inserted into the rectum, to bounce sound waves off the prostate.
Urine flow study. You may be asked to urinate into a special device that measures how quickly the urine is flowing. A reduced flow may mean that you have BPH.
Cystoscopic view of enlarged prostate from inside the urethra.
Cystoscopy. Another way to see a problem from the inside is with a cystoscope, which is a thin tube with lenses like a microscope. The tube is inserted into the bladder through the urethra while the doctor looks through the cystoscope.
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