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What’s A Good Age For A Prostate Check-up?



I am an african american and, I have a question. I am 29 years old and I am wanting to know when is a good age to get a prostate examination?


It is recommended that African-American men begin having a prostate evaluation which includes a digital rectal examination and a PSA blood test yearly beginning at age 40. If one develops symptoms such as pain,  blood on urination, a change in the pattern of urination, such as increased frequency, or difficulty initiating urination then he should see his physician at that time. I hope this information is helpful to you. 

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