digital rectal examination

Pronunciation: (DIH-jih-tul REK-tul eg-ZA-mih-NAY-shun)

An examination in which a doctor inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to feel for abnormalities. Also called DRE.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Digital rectal exam (DRE). The doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum and feels the prostate to check for anything abnormal.Examen digital del recto (EDR). El médico inserta un dedo dentro de un guante lubricado en el recto y palpa la próstata para determinar si existe alguna anomalía. Date last modified: 2007-01-24