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What age should you have your prostate checked?

I am a 26yr old male & just about to have my first physical exam.
I feel like my prostate should be checked, but I dont want to ask If its not the thing to do at this age.
I have also had an inguinal hernia removed a few years ago. I found it myself then eventually went to the Doctor as Ive never had a physical.
I would rather be fully checked over, including prostate check, but want to know what is the normal age for this?

Also is it a long or invasive procedure?

Do you have to be fully or partly naked in a physical/prostate exam?

Thanks in advanced!
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replied April 10th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Prostate check is needed after age of 40 , it wont be necessary at just 26. if you have some discomfort down there, get evaluated for UTIs and prostatitis etc.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan



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