Diagnosis of prostate disease
Prostate disease is diagnosed using a variety of tests, including:
physical examination, including digital rectal examination (DRE), where the doctor inserts a gloved finger into your rectum to check the size of your prostate
blood test for prostate specific antigen (PSA test; needs to be discussed with the doctor)
mid-stream urine (MSU) tests to look for infection or blood in the urine
ultrasound scans and urinary flow studies
biopsies of the prostate.