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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
Current as of:
September 26, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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