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General doctors won't do prostate exams anymore?

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  1. PA. Woodsman

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    Okay, I was having a little issue with the old piss pipe that thankfully has pretty much resolved itself, so I went to a general doctor whom I had seen before in the past, nice guy, handles most basic things, he took a urine sample which was fine but wouldn't do the old finger exam to check the prostate even though I asked about it, said "it doesn't sound like prostate" which I agree it didn't but I was there and thought it would be nice to know how the little gland is doing but he said no. I also remember 4 years ago another doctor in the same practice I asked when getting a physical and he said "we don't do it unless your P.S.A. levels are high" so I guess they go by some newer "guidelines" now. Well I got bloodwork done for a physical about 3 weeks ago and the P.S.A. level was 0.8 which is wonderful thank God but the physical part of the physical was postponed because they cancelled on me because of snow and I don't go in for that until 3/20. But I continued to have some issues and made an appointment with a urologist last week and he did do the exam and said "it's a little enlarged but everyone at you age is " as I'm 58 but he felt no abnormalities and also did a urine test which was fine also, and the issue seems to have quieted down, just one of those issues we get as we age I guess. But I find it interesting that a regular or "family" doctor won't do it unless your levels are high, especially when I suggested it.

    Is it like this for you fellas wherever you are too?
     
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    Still doing them in VA
     
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    Del_ Life is but a song we sing.

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    Have you tried a gay general practitioner?
     
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    full chizel ArboristSite Operative

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    Maybe it was because you were asking for it he thought you might enjoy it a little too much:ices_rofl:
     
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    My old doctor moved away and the doctor I have now doesn't do them either unless blood work shows high PSA. Mine is enlarged as well, I am 56.

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    No thanks!!!! :surprised3: :eek: o_O
     
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    See so that follows through with what they are telling me here, thanks!
     
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    Pretty much sounds like the health (lack of) care I have been getting from doctors.
    They all want that big paycheck because they are considered "medical professionals" but they sure don't want to do anything to deserve it.
    The last 4 doctors I have seen all treat me as a disposable person who has outlived their usefulness and won't do anything for me.
     
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    Tell them the longer they keep you living, the more money they can make off of your insurance.

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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Doctor: it’s normal to have an erection during a prostate exam.

    Patient: I don’t have an erection.

    Doctor: I do.
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    I’m only 48, so I haven’t had it yet, but I’m not looking forward to it.
     
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    Damn

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    How about when you ask him where you should put your pants and he says over there by mine
     
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    pusgut must have gone for his visit just before you.

    one look and "that's it, I'm out":laugh:
     
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    have you?o_O
     
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    If you lived here you might never have one unless you go to a urologist, the general doctors seem to have sworn of doing it!
     
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    My Sweetie #1 practiced doing a prostate exam on a rubber dummy made special for the task.

    And until that phone call a week ago when she told me, I had no idea there were rubber dummies for that there thing.

    I wonder if the prostate dummy dreams of being a crash test dummy in it's next left. A couple of collisions now and then as opposed to 500 fingers up your ass every day. :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't know about you guys but I wouldn't complain if my doctor said he wouldn't put a finger in the old wazoo.
     
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    I’m sure its not much fun but i’d bet its better than prostate cancer
     

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