Digital Rectal Examination
"Digital Rectal Examination" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
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- Digital Rectal Examination
- Digital Rectal Examinations
- Examination, Digital Rectal
- Examinations, Digital Rectal
- Rectal Examination, Digital
- Rectal Examinations, Digital
- Rectal Palpation
- Palpation, Rectal
- Palpations, Rectal
- Rectal Palpations
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