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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Any position can...: ...Be used for a colonoscopy, and often the patient is turned during the exam to facilitate scope excursion ; to optimize visualization. Please discus ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Practicality: Easiest position for the MD to render assistance to the mother or child should a problem arise with the delivery. Beats squatting in a Rice Patty :)
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
Not a lot: When the patient is put in the lithotomy position it is for access to a certain area in the pelvis or perineum. The legs can sometimes be adjusted ba ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Lying on abdomen is unpleasant. Sides are ok for the patient but hard to see for delivery care giver! Similar for sitting position, although many b ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May depend on doctor: A good position for a rectal exam is a one where the anus is accessible to the doctor's finger, and the doctor feels he is able to get a really good e ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Not clear: You need to word your question in a way that makes it easier to understand.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes, normal: Perfectly normal for sensation to vary among different body parts. As long as you're able to achieve an erection that's satisfactory for sexual activi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dorsal Slit: If you were treated with a dorsal slit for phimosis or paraphimosis and are having wound healing problems - please contact the urologist who performe ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Anatomic Position: During the study of Human Anatomy, it is important to understand what "anatomic position" is. Anatomic position is when a human is facing ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
They can be : Shaven down.
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