Examination of a painful hip is fairly concise and reliable at detecting the presence of a hip joint problem. Hip joint disorders often go undetected, leading to the development of secondary disorders.
A digital rectal exam is done for men as part of a complete physical examination to check the prostate gland. Other organs, such as the bladder, can sometimes also be felt during a digital rectal exam.
Bimanual exams are conducted during gynecological visits to feel for irregularies or tenderness of the uterus, ovaries or cervix. Sexually active women should have their first GYN exam by age 21 whether your partner is male, female or both.