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How do I use a stethoscope? What things can I check or hear with it? For no important purpose, just have nothing better to do with my life.

How do I use a stethoscope? What things can I check or hear with it? For no important purpose, just have nothing better to do with my life.

You may: not be able to discriminate the normal from abnormal but trained health professionals can hear heart sounds,breath sounds, bowl sounds and neck bruits ...Read more

Stethoscope (Definition)

This device invented by laennec enables a physician to hear the focused sounds made within the body. The bell, diaphragm, and earpieces have changed much in history bt the principles are the same. It's still an amazing instrument. Now that the head mirror has become hard to find, the stethoscope is perhaps the most iconic ...Read more


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Where on a woman's chest should you place a stethoscope to hear her heartbeat?

Where on a woman's chest should you place a stethoscope to hear her heartbeat?

Check below: A heart beat can be heard in different locations providing information according to the disorder. There are 4 basic points which correspond to the valve. A-Aortic P-Pulmonic T-Tricuspid and M-Mitral check the image. If you just want to hear the heart beat, likely anywhere in the left side, or carotid will provide a good sound. ...Read more

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Will a pediatric stethoscope hear just as well as a full-sized one, on an older child, for home use?

Will a pediatric stethoscope hear just as well as a full-sized one, on an older child, for home use?

Yes: I use a pediatric stethescope on all my patients, infants and children. On older kids you may need to listen in more places to hear all you want but it works for all. ...Read more

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As a medical student where i put my stethoscope that i cleary hear respiratory sound? Front or back/ area?

As a medical student where i put my stethoscope that i cleary hear respiratory sound? Front or back/ area?

Breath sounds: Top of the lungs at front but the clavicle then inter scapular going down along the back and to the side of the ribs and the front lower ribcage for the determination of middle lobes or lingula. ...Read more

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While laying on left side before going to sleep I can always hear my heartbeat without a stethoscope. Normal??

While laying on left side before going to sleep I can always hear my heartbeat without a stethoscope. Normal??

The Telltale Heart: You may hear your heart's pulsations transmitted/conducted from the soft tissues and vessels in your neck, but you won't be hearing what a stethoscope picks-up.With your head on your side, you are occluding the ear on that side,barring any outside noise or air movement to that ear.If it is reasonably quiet, the other ear won't be stimulated and the other ear will get magnified from within.Spooky! ...Read more