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