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Prostate Enlargement



    • Feel For

    • Enlargement of the prostate, through the anterior rectal wall.
    • Normal Size

    • 20 grams, or approximately the size of a walnut.
    • Causes of Prostate Enlargement

    • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
    • Prostate cancer
    • Prostatitis
    • Interpretation

    • Soft, painless enlargement - suggestive of BPH
    • Tender enlargement - suggestive of prostatitis
    • Asymmetric, firm enlargement - suggestive of prostate cancer
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