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

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, yes. Check with your athletics dept or coaches. That's your best resource. ...Read more

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Does one get drug tested for sports physicals in highschool?

Does one get drug tested for sports physicals in highschool?

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 be testing for illegal drugs, not prescriptions, we all hope as an athlete you would not be positive. Get help if you are and need help stopping so you will be available for heathy pursuits. ...Read more

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I want to play sports but I have to do a sports physical first. What do they do at them & do I get drug tested?

I want to play sports but I have to do a sports physical first. What do they do at them & do I get drug tested?

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 exam. The rest depends on your scholarly jurisdiction and the discretion of the examining physician. Sometimes it's blood, sometimes, x-rays or heart tests, most of the time nothing extra. Depends on what they find or what you tell them. Consent is required ...Read more

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Before my sports physical will I get drug test?

Before my sports physical will I get drug test?

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. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and turn 18 in july, do I need an adult to come with me to get a sports physical?

I am 17 years old and turn 18 in july, do I need an adult to come with me to get a sports physical?

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 ahead of time. This includes physicals & sick visits. A phone call to the office should be able to answer your question. After you turn 18, you actually have to give permission here for anyone else to come in with you. ...Read more

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I took my daughter to get a sports physical today. The physician noticed a swollen lymph node on her neck.?

I took my daughter to get a sports physical today. The physician noticed a swollen lymph node on her neck.?

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 with invaders such as viruses and bacteria in order to fight them. I think of them as the local "battlefields" of the immune system and the nodes closest to the area swell. Have her see her doctor to make sure it is going away, but it is likely ok. ...Read more

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What kinds of drugs are tested for in sports? Steroids?

What kinds of drugs are tested for in sports? Steroids?

Depends on Sport: Some sports ban different substances than others. The Best place to look is at the websites o regulatory commissions such as WADA, USADA, USOC, NCAA, NFL, etc... Look for the "Banned Substance List". They are extensive and always changing. They usually can't keep up with the rate at which new substances are developing. It's a much larger list than can be said in 400 characters :) ...Read more

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Will they check my urine 4 drugs at this sports physical?

Will they check my urine 4 drugs at this sports physical?

Unlikely: Generally the only urine testing done is to check for protein, nitrites, blood, glucose, leukocytes, and specific gravity. A sports physical for the collegiate level may include drug testing. ...Read more

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I am going to try out for the cheerleading team, I need to get a physical. What does a sports physical consist of?

I am going to try out for the cheerleading team, I need to get a physical. What does a sports physical consist of?

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 evaluations as well. You need to find out what the guidelines are for your school district. Ask your physician and that should help. ...Read more

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Can people who have their gallbladders removed make it big either in physical sports or business or life? Any examples? I might have to get my out at 35

Can people who have their gallbladders removed make it big either in physical sports or business or life? Any examples? I might have to get my out at 35

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 considered a big deal nor does the surgery or lack of gallbladder impede anyone's function, either on the field or off it. Techniques have advanced dramatically such that removal of gallbladder is now an outpatient procedure with a few small punctures. ...Read more

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Do you take a drug test for school sports physical?

Do you take a drug test for school sports physical?

Usually not: I do not believe that this is routine at the high school level. It is at the college level.
The head of athletics department would be the best source for a response. Some medications if prescribed and monitored by a physician are allowed by the ncaa. However, the athlete still has to be very careful especially regarding sports drinks and otc medications and supplements. ...Read more

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What do doctors do when you get a physical so you can play sports? Are they just making sure nothing is broken?

What do doctors do when you get a physical so you can play sports? Are they just making sure nothing is broken?

Sports Physical: The medical exam that is done prior to participating in a sport or activity is helpful to determine if certain risk factors exist or an activity should be modified. The history of the patient is the most useful information because it can alert the doctor to a need for further testing or exams. A sports physical does not eliminate the potential for health risks but may help in preventing problem ...Read more

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What's a sports physical consist of?

What's a sports physical consist of?

Several Aspects: You usually spend time going over your past medical history, family history, surgical history, and sport history. Then there is a physical exam of the patient that can also include a more focused exam depending on the history. A doctor may also order other tests like blood work or imagingj- again, depending on the history and exam. ...Read more

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What do they do in a sports physical?

What do they do in a sports physical?

Screen: A sports physical is designed to screen the athlete for fitness to train and compete in their sport and also look for pre-existing injuries/conditions that could be a detriment to them. ...Read more

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What does a stand sports physical entail for a woman?

What does a stand sports physical entail for a woman?

Standard stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kncllshhpcu

http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/childrens-hospital/health-info/ages-stages/childhood/hic-sports-physicals. Aspx.

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What is a good non-contact sport the is physically challenging?

What is a good non-contact sport the is physically challenging?

Non-contact sports. : Challenging non-contact sports may include track and field (sprint, long-distance running, etc), swimming, tennis, racquetball, squash, golf (lots of walking if you forgo the cart). ...Read more

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What the best way for get the health body without doing any sport?

What the best way for get the health body without doing any sport?

Limited benefit: Being healthy really required both an appropriate nutrition plan and a regimen of regular cardiovascular exercise and even weight training (builds lean metabolically-active muscle tissue). Without exercise, your efforts at improving your health will be limited. Ditto if you smoke. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good sports for a teen to do to get healthy?

Could you tell me what are good sports for a teen to do to get healthy?

Lots: There are many sports that teens can play to stay healthy. Soccer, basketball, running, and swimming are great aerobic workouts. Tennis, football, softball, and gymnastics are great options too. Sports are a great way to remain healthy and establish a social circle with other teens. Sports teach competition, sportsmanship, and hard work. It is important to pick a sport your teen will enjoy. ...Read more

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Can you get sport related injuries in your back from not wearing back support?

Can you get sport related injuries in your back from not wearing back support?

Yes- but w/ and w/o: You can sustain a significant back injury that may be sports related with and without a back support device. Proper technique (if lifting weights as an example) and proper positioning (if colliding with another player in a sporting event) will be likely more beneficial in reducing risk of sports related back injury. ...Read more

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How can you get taller? What should you eat and what sport should you practice?

How can you get taller? What should you eat and what sport should you practice?

More height.: Unfortunately, ultimate adult height would not be increased by what you eat and how you exercise. Weight, yes, but height, no. ...Read more

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I don't really get excited about anything anymore. No favorite sports team, not about vacations, or anything. I don't know why. What's wrong with me?

I don't really get excited about anything anymore. No favorite sports team, not about vacations, or anything. I don't know why. What's wrong with me?

DEPRESSION: Sounds like you may be depressed so I would discuss with your pcp and see if you need medications or therapy or both. Lack of pleasure is a key symptom in depression. ...Read more

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Please explain what exercise routine or sport makes you the most physically capable?

Please explain what exercise routine or sport makes you the most physically capable?

Depends: Training is very sports specific, so it depends on what specific physical activities you'd like to be capable of.

General fitness can be accomplished through "cross-training"

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00339 ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from a contact sport?

Can you get HIV from a contact sport?

HIV is weak: The HIV virus cannot stay infectious outside the body for an extended time. That is why HIV has "never" been transmitted between family members in non-sexual non-needle sharing settings. [MMWR 42(49), 1993]. Likewise, there has never been a documented case of HIV transmission from contact sports. Therefore, the risk is essentially zero. If someone bleeds during sports, use universal precautions. ...Read more

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What occurs at a male high school sports physical?

What occurs at a male high school sports physical?

History and Exam: High school athletes, whether male or female, will complete a thorough history form asking about any injuries or medical problems that may affect their sports participation. They will then undergo a thorough examination, including musculoskeletal and heart exam. Males also often undergo a testicular exam and hernia check. ...Read more

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Are there differences between a physical therapist and a sports physical therapist?

Are there differences between a physical therapist and a sports physical therapist?

More specialized!: Both therapist recieve the same basic training, but the sports therapist focuses on sports injuries and associated rehabilitation. They are usually part of a team which takes care of athletes, composed of orthopaedic surgeons and athletic trainers. ...Read more