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Annual Physical Exam Men
Age 40 but...: Thats if you have no strong family for heart disease , high blood pressure, diabetes, breast or colon cancer, non-smoker, normal bowel habits, no non-healing skin sores , maintain routine dental checkups, and have no long term / chronic complaints. As always , this decision should be made between you and your family doctor. ...Read more
Many do, some dont: Board certified family docs are trained to do pap smears and pelvic exams during their residency training. Some choose to offer that service once they get into private practice, some choose not to. The same applies to many procedures including obstetrics, office surgery etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Though"evidenced" based medicine may show some controversy the american acadamey of pediatrics recommends them and all sexuaually active women (no matter the age) through 40 need annual physicals, after that they need a physical exam but not necessarily pap, men need annual digital exams for prostate beginning at 45. Sounds like to me it is a good idea for all persons to have their annual physica ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Only if tested: Chlamydia testing can be performed with the same swab as taking a pap smear. Usually it's recommended yearly for women age 26 and younger. It's also recommended with any change in sex partner, possibility of exposure or persistent symptoms of infections without other cause. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gyn exam: When I do an annual GYN exam I exam the head, eyes, ears, nose and throat. Neck is examined. Heart and lungs are examined. abdomen and extremities are examined. A breast exam is done. A pelvic exam is done with a Pap smear. Labs are ordered, other tests, immunizations etc are ordered as needed. Medications are filled and medical advice given and questions answered. ...Read more
Yes!: Absolutely! please continue seeing your gynecologist annually even after having a hysterectomy. At this visit, your physician will discuss your overall health and well-being. Also, since you are now surgically post-menopausal, your doctor will help you prevent problems such as osteoporosis. Importantly, you will still benefit from a regular pelvic and breast exam. ...Read more
I'm 50years old, african descent, no family history of prostate cancer. Psa 4.1 but normal digital rectal exam. Is biopsy recommended? Any risk? Thanks
Yes: Indication for a prostate biopsy are an abnormal dre or an elevated psa (most common reason). There is no psa level at which one can absolutely say that prostate cancer is or is not present; only that the higher the psa the greater the probability. Normal/average psa for age 50: ~0.7. Chance of fnding pca on bx with psa 4.1: ~25-35%. Risks of bx: infection, bleeding, pain, urinary retention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age related: If you are over 50, checking the prostate should be a routine part of a physical examination. It is slightly uncomfortable, a bit embarrasing, but useful so done worry about it. You of course will be checked if you have symptoms related to urinary flow. ...Read more
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
Depends on school: Usually it involves a basic physical exam, they look for things that may put you in danger of injury while competing in competitive sports. Depending on the school they may ask the athlete to submit to a drug screen as well, but this really depends on the college. Very few schools have added ekg, blood work and other tests to their screen, but this is rare. Your athletics dept can tell you more. ...Read more
For 55+ female, does early/mid stage GI issues (e.g. ulcer, tumor) get revealed by physical examination of doctor ?
Try elimination diet: Must start with your PRIMARY care doctor & if you do not have one find a good internist. Detail history will reveal many differential diagnosis. Exam alone may not reveal much but helps to rule out many options. go dairy free for 1 month except yogurt & see how your symptoms improve.If no change go grain free & see. Visit drhoffman.com for holistic & practical answers. ...Read more
Important: Family history of cancer is very important information. If your family history of colon cancer is significant ( multiple family members with colon cancer especially at younger age) -then you would need to be screen for colon cancer- started approximately 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest person in the family got diagnosed with colon cancer.You also need to see a genetician if history +. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are clinical breast exams effective screening tools in women under 40 with no first degree family history?
Not very good.: No, they aren't that good. Exams have a low pick up rate compared to radiological AND the clinical ones are generally done very infrequently AND the overall risk is so very low.... so.. 40-45, CBE has some advantages over radiological and the two together are best. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9709288 under 40... ONE or a FEW CBE to learn self-exam techniques, otherwise not so much ...Read more
Can an ultrasound substitute pelvic exams? I have a phobia of pelvic exams becz of previous sexual abuse?
No but U/S can help: Sorry to hear about your abuse. Hopefully you getting help to help heal from that. An ultrasound can be an adjuvant to pelvic exam but shouldn't replace it. Maybe ask your family, friends, colleagues if they know of a compassionate, gentle physician/practitioner who can perform the exam. Discuss it first also with whatever practioner before hand so they know the situation and can help you through ...Read more
New dr did not perform testicular or prostate exam during physical but prior dr always did. I'm 44 should prostate and testicular be part of physical?
Docs Vary: It is hard to judge the quality of practice of a doctor based what they examine on a single visit. If you like them ask for the exams you would like without judgement. It is perfectly reasonable for you to want your prostate and testicles examined. Perhaps a patient strenuously objected to the offer. It takes getting used to a new doc, but you should begin 2 really trust them soon or switch. ...Read more
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