how many of you have noticed the doctor hving dirty or smeared gloves after a rectal?
They are very quick to remove gloves... though I've noticed them look for blood etc.
I've had a few rectal exams and to date I haven't seen yet the doctors fingers dirty or smeared after any of my rectal exams.
I have a practice of taking a Fleet enema before going to a physical to have a clean rectum so that the doctor's finger is clean after a rectal exam. Perhaps I should omit this preparation so the doctor's glove will have some fecal matter on his finger after a rectal. This would certainly enhance the embarrassment of the scene.
In a couple of training videos, I've seen the doctor smear their finger on a slide to test for occult blood after a rectal exam.
Head rectal exam yesterday twice and i didn't see any dirty gloves :D
My doctor always changes gloves after a rectal..
I have watched several of my wifes rectal exams and the finger doesnt appear dirty. All of her doctors are very good though at curling their fingers into a fist as soon as removing thier fingers. They just as rapidly remove the glove, turning it inside out as they do.
Feel I had to respond to this one, as some guys in general foreplay, like to put their ungloved hand into their female partners anus, then move on to fingering them vaginally. It often seems that there is very little attention paid to hygiene in the heat of the moment, which can lead to serious infections.
New clean gloves for each separate body cavity examination are vital due to infection risk, whether there is apparent soiling on them or not.... It's basic hygiene. Usually the Dr turns away to remove and dispose of the glove immediately after the examination, so (unless the patient made a point of looking hard) they'd be unlikely to see whether it was dirty or not.
The doctor always pulls new gloves out of the box. After the rectal she will wipe any fecal matter on the glove onto a card which the nurse tests for occult blood.
most professional doctors will replace gloves.
Regloving is the most basic criteria to contain the spread of infectionsl.
So far during the small number of rectal exams that i have had i haven't noticed the glove being dirty after my rectal exams.
clean gloves every time, every exam... a single use glove post rectal exam will be smeared with lube and any fecal matter in the rectum... you a may see the doc rolling that gloved finger on a cardboard test slide... that is a hemocult test slide for occult blood... a test critical in determining if you have any number of ugly situations between your anus and you stomach
Well procto-doctor I guess that sometimes it's going to happen that some traces adhere to the glove. I'm not sure I see that in itself as a real problem.
But what I find myself commenting on, when I view video clips, is the transfer of the same gloved hand, sometimes the bare hand, between rectum and vulva, and often into the vagina.
I'm aware of course that many video clips are staged, with actors as doctors and patients, but its a bad thing to portray and I feel compelled to draw attention to it so that our members here are aware of the dangers.
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