All you straight guys who get a bit queasy when thinking about the need for a prostate exam will be quite happy to know a new un-intrusive test may be available soon. All you need to do is pee in a cup...which we all know is easy enough.
I think most of us, if given the choice, would much rather piss into a cup.
The best news is, according to the findings, this test should provide faster, and more accurate results of early-stage prostate cancers resulting in far fewer intrusive biopsies.
Until the clinical trials are complete, and until the FDA approves the methods, we'll still have to rely on the old standby's: PSA blood work (rapidly falling out of favor),
and the old Digital Rectal Exam (DRE). And, as those of us who've been through them more than once, not all DREs are created equal. Some doctors are good at it
And some are not.
And, guys... Please remember that popping a boner during a prostate exam can happen.
If not a full hard-on,
it's very typical to experience at least a little bit of penile engorgement, a semi-, as the finger(s) prevent the flow of blood out of the penis.
Yes, it is even possible to leak a bit of pre-cum. Your doctor knows this, your doctor expects this. There is no reason to be embarrassed.
If the option were available, would you choose it?