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

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kindred
13 years experience Sports Medicine
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.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
39 years experience Urology
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
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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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes!!!: Big as in successful? I don't have any examples of professional athletes or business (wo)men who've had their gallbladders removed because it's not co ... Read More
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