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When you get a sports physical do you always get drug tested

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: For a typical high school physical, not usually. For collegiate and elite level it depends on the school or governing organization. For olympic level,... Read More

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Generally, No: As part of the recommended sports physical, drug testing is not done. A urine test may be obtained, but it is testing for blood, sugar, protein, etc.... Read More
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Very few: Drug testing is used as a deterrent to using, and only a few public high schools require a drug test as part of a physical exam. As they will only b... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Usually not!: Drug testing looks at recreational drugs, as well as performance enhancing drugs. Neither are good for a young athlete, or for the idea of "true" com... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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HaveFunPlayingStoned: Ask them.Wouldn't hurt.Just wear a bag on your head and disguise your voice.Oh,or use the phone.A sports physical always includes a routine physical e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: Depends on your team and what the protocols are. Some teams may do a drug test with physicals although most will do it randomly.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No. Telemedicine is best used for acute care or continuing care, not physical exams. Since the Telemedicine Dr cannot listen to your heart or lungs or... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: My office offers parents the choice of letting their older teens come alone to the office for care as long as the proper permission forms are signed a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Most are fine: Lymph nodes are small organs (many people describe them as swollen "glands"). They work by giving a convenient place for the immune system to interact... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Depends on Sport: some sports ban different substances than others. Best place to look is at the websites o regulatory commissions such as WADA, USADA, USOC, NCAA, NFL,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 40 years experience
Unlikely: Generally the only urine testing done is to check for protein, nitrites, blood, glucose, leukocytes, and specific gravity. A sports physical for the c... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Depend on your schoo: this will depend on your school, the rules and guidelines they have. Usually it is a physical examination, and now some schools are doing cardiac eva... Read More

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