Digital rectal examination
Martin J Steggall Head of department and senior lecturer, Applied biology and urology, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, City University, Erectile dysfunction, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London
This article discusses the indications for digital rectal examination (DRE) in adults. The procedure for DRE is outlined and an overview of the potential findings from performing this test is provided.
Nursing Standard. 22, 47,46-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.07.22.47.46.c6633
Published in print: 30 July 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review