Valentine’s Gift…A Prostate Exam? What ever happened to flowers and candy?


Did you know that a woman’s favorite color rose is not red? Hmmmmmmmm?

Prostate Diaries

This will probably be TMI  (too much information) but I think  it will make a point nicely. When I was a urology resident in 1983, my wife was pregnant with our second child Bess. As a medical student, I had done a rotation in Savannah, Ga in obstetrics. I must have delivered about twenty babies and checked hundreds of women at various stages of pregnancy. One of the things you are taught is to determine how close a women is to delivery after the patient’s water breaks. What you do is a mini-pelvic exam to see how  far apart the cervix has spread. No spreading means that the birth is not imminent. If the cervix is 10 centimeters and thin, then birth is very close. You place two finger in the vagina, find the cervix, spread your fingers to the width of the opening then estimate the distance. I had done it hundreds…

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