I walked to his clinic well dressed and ready to go through his examination, completed a form with his secretary who was also of Indian origin, then I was called in by the doctor who looked generally pleasant but rather formal. Nathan Lawrentschuk and Damien M Bolton. Reasons given for not performing DREs are shown in Box 3. How many times have you felt a clinically malignant prostate on DRE? At this moment in time I was still having my under-wear because, in my mind, I was not aware that he wanted me to be completely naked. Rectal examination and urethral catheterization by medical students and house officers: This article is for Medical Professionals.
Finally, although we surveyed students from a single medical school, they had received their clinical teaching at hospitals across the State, broadening the applicability of the results.
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Helping staff help students. How many times have you felt faecal constipation? The most often cited reason for not practising DRE was lack of a doctor chaperon. The findings are described by convention according to the clock face in the lithotomy position. I've had stool like this everyday for months now and blood tests are normal.