Rectal Exam

  1. 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?
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   Anagray
    OUCH!

    no. I never heard of it.
  4. by   cindyln
    NEVER!!! I don't know of any guy that would go along with that also
  5. by   Mary Dover
    My question is, why do you ask?
  6. by   ShandyLynnRN
    don't they use stirrups for scopes??? I'm not a GI nurse, nor thankfully have I ever had to have a colonoscopy, but it would make sense, but never heard of that for just a plain old rectal/prostate exam....I agree, I don't know of a guy that would go for that at all!!!!
  7. by   NurseDennie
    I've never heard of that, either. And believe me, if that had EVERRRRR happened to my hubby, I'd definitely have heard about it from him.

    But -- and this is from the small but very sick part of me, so I cringe before typing this) -- it would be funny, I'd like to see it.

    (Cringe)

    Love

    Dennie
  8. by   2ndCareerRN
    Well, let me tell you a a story about men and being in the stirrups........



    well, maybe not!


    bob
  9. by   Sally_ICURN
    I'm no GI nurse either, but maybe if they're checking for a rectal fistula or 'rrhoids? I know that OR positioning for surgical correction of a rectoanal fistula is in stirrups.

    Just a guess.

    The end. And have a nice day.

    ~Sally
  10. by   lynnintn
    That (a man in stirrups) I would love to see
  11. by   NurseDennie
    Originally posted by 2ndCareerRN
    Well, let me tell you a a story about men and being in the stirrups........

    well, maybe not!

    bob
    Awww c'mon, Bob - Be a sport!

    Love

    Dennie
  12. by   louloubell1
    OK, this is really gross, but I did see pictures once taken from some medical book of a man in stirrups AND a speculum being used to remove a grape jelly jar the guy had lodged in his chute. Told ya it was gross. :imbar
  13. 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)
    Last edit by sjoe on Jan 11, '03
  14. by   baseline
    Originally posted by Mary Dover
    My question is, why do you ask?

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