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A digital (finger) rectal examination checks for problems in organs
or other structures in the pelvis and lower abdomen. During a digital rectal
examination, your doctor puts a lubricated, gloved finger of one hand into the
rectum and may use the other hand to press on the lower abdomen or pelvic
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJimmy Ruiz, MD - Hematology, Oncology
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jimmy Ruiz, MD - Hematology, Oncology
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