prostate massage


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prostate massage

Rubbing of the prostate gland during digital rectal examination. It is used to express prostatic fluid so that it can be analyzed.
See also: massage
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By digital rectal examination, massage of the prostate gland is performed for 1 minute and any expressed prostatic secretions (EPS) are collected in a sterile container (a dry prostate massage is reasonably common).
The first cohort comprised 121 urine samples that were collected after prostate massage and that were shipped at 4 [degrees]C to Veridex within 5 days of collection (Fig.
Serum PSA may be elevated post digital rectal examination (DRE), ejaculation, needle biopsy and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), prostate massage, transrectal ultrasound, and rigid cystoscopy, as well as bicycle riding.
Prostate massage during a digital rectal examination (DRE) is not recommended.
The highest number of specimens analyzed for a particular marker was for DD3PCA3 after prostate massage, which was analyzed in 3 different studies (15-17).

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