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What Is The Difference Between A Prostate Examine And A Colonoscopy?

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What Is The Difference Between A Prostate Examine And A Colonoscopy?

Postby Brittan » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:08 pm

Prostrate exam is also called a digital exam.
The doctor lubes up and sticks a finger up a males anus and feel the prostrate for lumps.
Women don't have a prostrate gland, so they don't get this test.

A colonoscopy is the same for males and females.
They send a camera through your anus and up to your colon where they literally take a video of the inside of your colon.
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What Is The Difference Between A Prostate Examine And A Colonoscopy?

Postby Colley » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:09 pm

a prostate exam requires just a doctor using his finger and feeling the prostate to check for lumps ie prostate cancer, a colonoscopy requires drinking very strong laxatives usually moviprep which cleans the bowel for examination in a colonoscopy a camera is inserted through the rectum and pushed inside so the bowl is visable on a screen to check for polyps and bowl cancer, the size and location is then established hope this helps.....
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What Is The Difference Between A Prostate Examine And A Colonoscopy?

Postby Concobhar » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:20 pm

seriously? a colonoscopy requires drinking industrial strength laxative and not being allowed to eat for a day. then you need to be sedated, then a scope with a camera goes into your rectum and through the entire length of your colon. if polyps are present they are snipped off.

a prostate exam is done with a finger and checks only the prostate it does not check for colon cancer and you need not drink any laxatives or take any sedatives
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