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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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Is it ok for me to ask for prostate check during company annual physical exam?

Is it ok for me to ask for prostate check during company annual physical exam?

Yes: As long as the doctor has experience doing the exam, it is okay. If they look uncomfortable, it is not worth it. ...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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Will diabetes be found on a yearly physical exam?

Exam with labs.: If the yearly examination includes blood work- a fasting glucose level may be noted. If there is signficant physical pathology noted during the examination - the doctor can explore this further. ...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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I'm 16. And tomorrow is my yearly physical exam with my doctor. I am afraid that if he sees my cuts he'll send me to a mental institution can he?

I'm 16. And tomorrow is my yearly physical exam with my doctor. I am afraid that if he sees my cuts he'll send me to a mental institution can he?

You must be having a: Painful struggle. If you are cutting yourself please seek help. Be honest with yourself and the doctor who can refer you to a mental health professional who can be caring and understanding. Relief is possible and you deserve help in overcoming this behavior and addressing the feelings and issues that drive it. Seek support from those who love you and care about you. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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In what situation do doctors perform prostate milking on a male patient? In a yearly physical exam, when health issues are diagnosed, or other reasons

No: There is no situation in which a doctor will milk the prostrate. However, the doctor may check the prostate if there is a risk of prostate cancer or enlargement. As you age your risk increases. ...Read more

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What can I expect from an annual physical exam from a new Primary Care Doctor? What will they be checking? Anything regarding my genitals?

What can I expect from an annual physical exam from a new Primary Care Doctor? What will they be checking? Anything regarding my genitals?

Bring all past info: Since it is a first visit he will take a detailed personal history, ask you about your family history of illnesses, your social history, do a thorough physical exam, a laboratory exam and then a discussion of the results with you. If you have any lab results from last year and if you are on any meds bring that info with you. And if you have particular questions write them out and bring them. ...Read more

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Hi doc. Last december when I took our annual physical exam I discovered masses in both my breast and throuh the ultrasound the finding is benign. Si?

Hi doc. Last december when I took our annual physical exam I discovered masses in both my breast and throuh the ultrasound the finding is benign. Si?

Breast masses: Ultrasound being negative does not completely diagnose all forms of breast masses. Obtain a digital mammogram if the masses are still present to be more certain of their benign nature. Breast masses are common in a young woman, and are mostly benign at your age. Get the mammogram which will be reassuring to you. ...Read more

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How often should I get a physical exam?

How often should I get a physical exam?

Depends on your age: Sex, pre-existing conditions, family history, and a whole host of other factors. ...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 is the definition or description of: physical exam?

What is the definition or description of: physical exam?

Done by a doctor: 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 is the physical examination. ...Read more

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How often must I have a physical exam if a woman in my 40s?

How often must I have a physical exam if a woman in my 40s?

An annual Pap and: Referral for mammogram is in order if you have no "pre-existing" issues or meds. Your doctor shouls assess any changes in weight, blood pressure, check urine for blood and protein, he should teach prevention (diet, quit smoking, assesss etoh intake) examine top to bottom. ...Read more

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Would a physical exam show I have had bulimia?

Would a physical exam show I have had bulimia?

Physical bulimia: Many cases of bulimia go unrecognized. However, signs that may be evident are callouses on the fingers, erosion of dental enamel, burst blood vessels in the eye - routine blood tests may also show abnormalities secondary to vomiting (potassium levels) ...Read more

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What is done in a routine physical exam for women?

What is done in a routine physical exam for women?

Physical Exam: Aphysical exam for 32 years entails a detaild family history, personal history, past history of any significance, a comprehensive physical exam. Blood test for routine cbc, blood chemistry including glucose, cholesterol and kidney functions, urine analysis and if indicated thyroid hormone profile and advice to have a pap smear and gyn exam which I stopped doig many years ago'
so what are you waiting for. ...Read more

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What do generalist doctors check at a physical exam?

What do generalist doctors check at a physical exam?

Physical: Depends on your age, medical history, particular concerns or symptoms. The visit is unique to you. Avoid the "check everything". Guide the doctor and the doctor will make recommendations. ...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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What's the first or welcome to medicare physical exam?

What's the first or welcome to medicare physical exam?

Physical: Dr will recommend immunizations, cancer screen (colonoscopy, mammogram, prostate) bone scan, screening labs (diabetes, cholesterol, thyroid, psa), other thingsdepending if you smoke, or medical conditions. ...Read more