What is Rectal Exam?

Category: Procedures


A rectal exam is an internal examination of the rectum by a healthcare professional. The provider will use a finger to palpate or observe any abnormalities.

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Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rectal Exam

Side effect Patients
Anal pain 1
Sexual arousal 1


Based on patients currently having Rectal Exam

Dosage Patients
every other week 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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