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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – July 2012

Medical Tests for Prostate Problems

Format: Fact Sheet
Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Medical Tests for Prostate Problems is a fact sheet that reviews various prostate problems, such as inflammation, prostate enlargement, and prostate cancer, and lists key points to discuss with a doctor or nurse if you are experiencing symptoms. The fact sheet also explains commonly performed tests, including digital rectal exams and prostate-specific antigen blood tests, and reviews additional tests that may be necessary.

Next Steps

You can read Medical Tests for Prostate Problems at www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/KUDiseases/pubs/medtestprostate.

This page last reviewed on August 21, 2012

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