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Digital rectal examination

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Description of Digital rectal examination

Digital rectal examination: Involves checking for abnormalities of in the pelvis and lower abdominal region by a finger examination through the rectal opening.

Digital rectal examination: DRE. An examination in which a doctor inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to feel for abnormalities.
Source: National Institute of Health

Digital rectal examination: A physical examination in which the qualified health care worker inserts a lubricated, gloved finger of one hand into the RECTUM and may use the other hand to press on the lower ABDOMEN or pelvic area to palpate for abnormalities in the lower rectum, and nearby organs or tissues. The method is commonly used to check the lower rectum, the PROSTATE gland in men, and the UTERUS and OVARIES in women.
Source: MeSH 2007

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