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Doctor insights on: 50 Year Old Male Physical Exam

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As a pretty healthy and active 35 year old male, how often should I have a comprehensive physical exam?

As a pretty healthy and active 35 year old male, how often should I have a comprehensive physical exam?

No definite answer: You ask a great question. There actually is no research to guide us on this question - only opinions. Mine is that every year or so makes sense, mostly to stay up-to-date on new developments in cancer screening, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and recommended vaccinations. All of these are updated on a continual basis. A good resource is an iphone app called my health checklist (2012 version coming). ...Read more

Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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I'm a 34 year old male. How often should I get a physical exam by my doctor?

I'm a 34 year old male. How often should I get a physical exam by my doctor?

Annually: The exam part of an annual physical is usually not the most important part, unless you're having symptoms. However, it is important to get your blood pressure checked annually. The remainder of the "physical exam" is geared to identifying risk factors for things like diabetes or cancer, doing appropriate screening tests, and discussing how to get and stay healthy with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I expect for a physical exam for a 16 year old girl?

What should I expect for a physical exam for a 16 year old girl?

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 depression, sleep disorders, school problems, drug use, sexual activity, etc. The doctor will examine the teen checking all body parts, assessing for scoliosis, fitness, irregular heart beats. We want to check that all is well. ...Read more

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What do doctors check during a physical exam of a 12-year-old boy?

What do doctors check during a physical exam of a 12-year-old boy?

Head-to-toe: First: vital signs. Heart rate, blood pressure, weight, height. We will also check their vision. Then a head to toe exam just like in previous exams. ENT, heart, lungs and abdomen. We look for signs for the onset of puberty including pubic hair, and testicular size. We talk to the child about maturation, general safety, activity specific safety, avoiding high risk behaviors, school and friends. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am am a 20 year old female who has never had a physical exam. What should I expect?

Need docs help! I am am a 20 year old female who has never had a physical exam. What should I expect?

Easy: The doctor will take a thorough history of your health and your family, then do a physical exam. Piece of cake! ...Read more

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What things are in a typical physical exam for a 20 year old female? (Called in, height weight and then? (As detailed answer as possible)

What things are in a typical physical exam for a 20 year old female? (Called in, height weight and then? (As detailed answer as possible)

Physical exam: Typically eyes ears nose mouth neck lungs heart glands breasts belly arms legs, reflexes plus others as appropriate. Skin, obviously. If you have concerns about part of your body or about part of the exam, please do ask. ...Read more

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What happens during a physical exam for a 13 year old girl?

What happens during a physical exam for a 13 year old girl?

Nothing bad: You will be asked about your health, about your school and home life, your medications or drug use, your social activities and anything else that you want to talk about. You will have your height, weight and blood pressure measured. Your physical exam will consist of examining your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and throat, neck, listening to your heart and lungs, checking your abdomen, checking to see what stage of puberty you are in a and checking your strength and reflexes. You can refuse an part of the exam. You can also speak in confidence to your doctor who will respect your privacy. You will get your vaccines updated. ...Read more

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Does every physical exam require a testical exam. I had one last year and everything was in check. Jw 16 yr old?

Does every physical exam require a testical exam. I had one last year and everything was in check. Jw 16 yr old?

Usually: That is part of a yearly physical. I used to wonder the same thing, until I found a boy who was missing a testicle after having it there all the previous years. Other things can also show up, like hernias. ...Read more

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What do doctors do at a physical exam for a 13-year-old girl?

What do doctors do at a physical exam for a 13-year-old girl?

Well check: A 13 yo physical includes hearing and vision screening, height and weights. It includes ensuring that vaccinations are up to date including TDAP, meningitis, HPV and hepatitis A vaccines. If these vaccines have already been given, then no additional vaccines will be needed. Blood work may be recommended depending when it was done last and physical exam findings if any. ...Read more

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What do they do at a 12 year old sport physical exam? Do you have to strip down to your undies?

What do they do at a 12 year old sport physical exam? Do you have to strip down to your undies?

Probably: At the sports physical, they take a history covering general health, previous injuries, family history and exercise tolerance. There is a full physical exam including weight and blood pressure. One important part of the sports physical is checking for a hernia which will involve examining the genitals. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter is scheduled for a sports physical exam that will take place in 3 days. She's really anxious and scared. What happens at them?

My 14 year old daughter is scheduled for a sports physical exam that will take place in 3 days. She's really anxious and scared. What happens at them?

School physical: It is just a regular exam but with more emphasis on the musculosleletal exam and checking the spine for scoliosis. tell her not to be anxious as there is no shots involved. ...Read more

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What is the detailed procedure for a 14 year old girl's physical exam? My daughter has one coming up. Please focus on the exams for her private areas

What is the detailed procedure for a 14 year old girl's physical exam? My daughter has one coming up. Please focus on the exams for her private areas

Pediatric or GYN?: An adolescent exam usually defers the genitalia for examination, unless the history dictates otherwise. Same for breast exam. If there are gynecological concerns, then a gyn is consulted. Safety, pregnancy, substance use, std, academic and career plans, social adjustment, immunizations, and general health concerns make up the bulk of the visit. ...Read more

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What things are in a physical exam? I'm 20 years old.

History /physical: Physical exam entails doctor or his nurse taking history including family history, past history and if you have any present complains, complete physical exam, including weight height and bmi, ekg if you are high risk, and blood test to check your cholesterol, sugar etc.Eye exam and if needed hearing screen. It is mostly a preventive exam. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 61 yr old male my question do Drs still do urine test and prostate test with a annual physical exam? My New Dr doesn't do this

Hi I am a 61 yr old male my question do Drs still do urine test and prostate test with a annual physical exam? My New Dr doesn't do this

Good question!: Currently, there is debate and lack of consensus on, not only the value of the routine annual exam but also, what it should consist of and what tests should be included, which is why there is great variation among MDs. Routine annual urinalysis in a healthy adult has not been proven to be cost-effective. The AUA recommends annual prostate cancer screening with a DRE and PSA test for men ages 55-69 ...Read more

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32 yr male. Having left testicle and pelvic pain. Happening for 2 years. Doctor did physical exam and found nothing wrong. Worse after alcohol Ideas?

32 yr male. Having left testicle and pelvic pain. Happening for 2 years. Doctor did physical exam and found nothing wrong. Worse after alcohol Ideas?

R/O EPIDIDIMYTIS: Testiciular pain demands a through evaluation. EXam/LABS/TESTICULAR US. Your symptoms are consistent with epididimytis v varicocoele v spermatocoele. Discuss with your dr. He may start empiric abs ie DOXYCYCLINE/CIPRO ...Read more

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I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

CRP test for hearts: Most experts agree that testing for highly sensitive CRP does not add much to the traditional assessment of cardiac risk factors. The main factors to pay attention to (in addition) to the family history are exercise, diet, blood pressure, cholesterol, daily aspirin, not smoking, relaxation, maintaining weight. The value for CRP has been for low risk patients with relatively low cholesterol. ...Read more

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17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

Nerve root: Although CT/MRI are good for obvious nerve damage, muscular and soft tissue injuries are not as easily to pinpoint, as well as stretching of nerve roots and the resultant pain - I suggest symptomatic treatment including appropriate physical therapy, rest, and medication, if appropriate from your provider if choice ...Read more

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What must I expect from a physical exam in older man?

See below.: See us preventive services task force guidelines on their website for suggested elements of the periodic evaluation http://www. Ahrq. Gov/ppip/men50.Html. ...Read more

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What can I expect during a complete male physical exam?

Male physical exam: Examination of height/weight. Vision ear nose and throat exam, blood presure, heart and lung exam. Skin changes, abdomen, breast exam, prostate and testicle exam. Reflexes
and structural exam. ...Read more

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I have never had male physical exam, should I get one at my age of 20 or not worry about it? And does insurance cover it if I get one just to do it?

Physical? Good idea: A physical is a good idea at any age. At 20 it will be directed by your family history (diseases at earlier ages than normal), and behaviors that may affect your health (smoking and sexual behavior.) blood work, and other tests will be determined by these factors. With regards to coverage, more and more companies are seeing the value of these exams, but it would be wise to check with them. ...Read more

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How does a physical exam differ for men and women? How does a woman's routine physical exam differ from a man's routine physical exam? .

It does not: A physical exam is a complete examination of all body parts. Other than the fact that there are some gender related differences in our body parts between men and women, the process of examination is not much different between men vs women. ...Read more

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When getting a yearly physical exam is it better to have a male dr perform the exam & female dr for a female? What exam is needed when your 45 male?

When getting a yearly physical exam is it better to have a male dr perform the exam & female dr for a female? What exam is needed when your 45 male?

Doesn't matter: The gender of the physician and patient do not have to be matched to have a quality annual exam. If pub feel more comfortable with one over another, that's ok, and you can choose your doctor accordingly. Best to keep the same doctor over the years and develop a good relationship. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it okay if your penis go up on your male doctor in a physical exam?

Is it okay if your penis go up on your male doctor in a physical exam?

Sure it is: Every person with a penis knows that it can have a mind of its own at times. Babies can get erections for no reason or at diaper changes. Boys in puberty get erections on and off during the day (can be embarrassing). Men can get erections with examinations by any sort of doctor and sometimes for no reason, even without an exam. The penis has nerve connections that can make it do things on its own. ...Read more

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What to expect for a physical exam for a male? Certain tests doc will do? Labs? Etc?

What to expect for a physical exam for a male? Certain tests doc will do? Labs? Etc?

Age dependent: At your age regular exam, hesrt, lungs, abdomen, head and neck, muscle strength. As needed private exam. Mainly hemoglobin, cbc, liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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Symptoms of urine exravasation in males. Would a physical exam by urologist rule this out?

Symptoms of urine exravasation in males. Would a physical exam by urologist rule this out?

What?: This phrase really doesn't make sense. Do you mean incontinence or leakage? What is meant by "symptoms of extravasation? " extravasation is abnormal leakage of fluid from somewhere it should be to somewhere it should not, and it frequently confirmed with radiographic tests and x-ray contrast material. So, you must rephrase your question. ...Read more

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