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Annual Physical Exam Men
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
Can spinal meningitis at age 3 cause infertility in men? My husband has 0 sperm count. Bloodwork normal and physical exam normal.
Probably not: This depends of course on the causative agent of the meninigitis (? Mumps, coxsackie virus?, etc.) and whether was accompanied by orchitis (inflammation of the testes). It would be, however, quite unusual to result in aspermia even if it had been present. Hubbie needs to see endocrinologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Physical frequency: A healthy man your age is unlikely to have any findings on a routine physical exam. It is much more important to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol intake. The United States preventive services task force lists recommendations for health services. Your doctor can discuss these with you taking your family history into consideration. ...Read more
Physical exam: A yearly physical exam is always a goiod plan to follow especially of geriatric age. ...Read more
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
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
As much as possible: The more info you provide to your doctor, the better job she'll be able to do for you. Usually, we'll ask about past medical and surgical history, family medical history, how much you smoke and/or drink, sexual history, and about medications you take. Also, you'll usually be asked about health habits (diet, exercise, sleep). ...Read more
NO: These are one and the same. It is reserved for the yearly visit to check wellness or lack of it and not for your laundry list of things. You shold have individual appointments for illness and medical problems. The yearly wellness or physical is to promote wellness and good health and preventative issues. It is worth the while and proper and necessary. Keep the vist to wellness issues. ...Read more
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It depends: Most well check exams are nothing to be worried about! Just like when you were younger, you go to the doctor, they ask questions, they check you over, and talk with you. No big deal! If you have any concerns, be sure and mention them. Bring your vaccine records so your doc can see if you need any shots. You'll be fine! ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your individual health goals. But in general, for preventive screening, every two years is probably sufficient if you have no medical conditions. This is primarily driven by the USPSTF recommendation that you have a mammogram every 2 years between the ages of 50 and 75. Other things to have checked would be blood pressure, cervical cancer screening (every 3-5 years) and Colon cancer. ...Read more
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
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
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
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