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What happens in a physical

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
44 years experience Pediatrics
Wellness exam: This is an examination of the person to assure the growth, development and body are sound. If the purpose is to assure fitness to play sports, then th ... Read More
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
School physicals: The truth is that there is very little value or true yield from school physicals, which are usually done way too hastily and without much attention to ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Caregiver drain: This can be both physical or emotional. It is important to take care of yourself, so you can continue to care for those you love. Make sure and get en ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Physical Health: Caregivers who don’t maintain balance in their lives may develop problems like fatigue, sleep problems, GI upset, tension in neck, back or shoulders ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
24 years experience Pediatrics
Physical exam: During most teen physicals the doctor will interview the patient both in the presence of the parent and without the parent to screen for things like d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
17 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: A head to toe exam will likely be performed. Questions about home, school, friends, dating, etc should be asked to get a good picture of what her lif ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
25 years experience Geriatrics
Thanks for asking!: Decreased muscle size is what you will be see in physical changes as they age. Each organ has specific signs/symptoms and therefore there may be physi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No easy answer here: Some (not all) people who cannot do everything they would like to because of health problems find comfort in the idea that somehow things are right an ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Wrong diagnosis: As long as you have stopped the medications and nothing happened so far, then you probably are just fine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Lots of change: Throbbing is caused by dilation of blood vessels over the surface of the brain. Yet at the same time there can be spasm of blood vessels going into t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the thoroughness of the examination and it is may be tailored to any symptoms. The minimum includes, pulse, respiratory rate, weight, b ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Scientifically?: cardiopulmonary exercise testing is the gold standard.

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