Rectal Exam - page 2

I am not a nurse but has anyone ever heard of a doctor putting a man in stirrups to do a rectal exam with a speculum?... Read More

  1. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by Mary Dover
    My question is, why do you ask?
    I certainly have my suspicions
  2. by   renerian
    hmmmmmmmmm. My hubby would not allow that LOL.

    renerian
  3. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Well yes in surgery we do it all the time. Depends on the Drs preference. Last place I worked , with a particular Dr we stirruped his patients , but they were all confirmed CA. Prostate or rectal.
    Zoe
  4. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    And yes I have done a stirrup set up in the OR for those unwilling for an exam without heavy sedation.If patient is combative as well,Mentally unstable, and well some that just plain need to be checked. If there was ever a problem with a patient in the Drs office he would call and schedule an outpatient visit with us.
    Not many men that allow a through exam without some type of dope on board.
    Zoe
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    *****??????????????????? are u 4 real?
  6. by   obeyacts2
    I recently tok a male pt to his urologist for a urodynamics test. This involves inserting a foley AND s rectal probe. You can imagine my pt was not amused, but he didnt complain about the stirrups except that that position made his back hurt. (he has chronic back pain). I thought it was interesting, the male RN did the test and the Dr only came in at the end.

    Laura
  7. by   NurseDennie
    Originally posted by sjoe
    Dennie--sounds like a cowboy story to me.

    Lou--if the jar had broken while being removed--THAT might have been gross. (hopefully, this was not a restaurant-sized jar)
    :imbar You would Not believe how long it took me to figure out what you meant! Sheeesh. Maybe I'm really a blonde?

    Nope. Not having Nearly enough fun.

    Love

    Dennie
  8. by   bestblondRN
    Originally posted by ITSJUSTMEZOE
    Well yes in surgery we do it all the time. Depends on the Drs preference. Last place I worked , with a particular Dr we stirruped his patients , but they were all confirmed CA. Prostate or rectal.
    Zoe
    Yes, we do it in surgery for rectal surgeries. It's done exactly the same way we do the D&Cs, hysteroscopies, etc.
  9. by   Allison S.
    A preculiar friend of mine just had a vasectomy. He not only detailed me on the use of the stirrups, but on how he thought they might be improved. "Four bungie cords is all they would need," I recall him saying. Not sure I understood.
  10. by   Rock
    NEVER HEARD OF ANYTHING SO CRAZY IN ALL MY
    49 YEARS OF HOSPITAL WORK

    .:chuckle :roll

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