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Breast Exam By Male Doctor
Male having first physical from female physician. Clothes to remove? Genital, prostate, or rectal exams? Just concerned with embarrassment.
It is a professional: The female doctors have the same professional training as a male doctor. It may be the first time for you to be examined by a female doctor but that female doctor has examined many male patients in her carrier. You will be having professional medical examination, not a social visit. It is the same thing when a female patient goes to a male doctor. Please rest assure you will overcome your fear ...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
Must your breasts be checked for breastcancer by a doctor's exam and a mammo, or just one is good enough?
Both better.: Manual palpation can uncover nodules bigger than 1cm. Mammograms can find lesions much smaller than this. Additionally, mammograms can be false negative- that is may miss a palpable lesion. The two exams are considered complementary and doing both increases the chances of finding a lesion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First 2 annual gyno apt, doctor has not preformed a breast exam or rectal exam- only does pap & bimanual quickly. Is this something I should ask for?
33 yrs old, axillary swelling, family history of breast cancerbefore 40. Doctor suggests mammogram. Should I hold off on xrays? Are there better tests?
Not routinely: Although about 1% of breast cancers occur in men, it is more likely to be detected early because there is less breast tissue to obscure a lump. Rouitine self-exam by men is not generally recommended. ...Read more
See below: If you have a first degree relative (mother or sister) who was diagnosed at age <50 then take the age at diagnosis and subtract 10 years. So if your mother was diagnosed at age 46, you would start at age 36. Otherwise, all women should start annual screening mammograms at age 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Startwith family doc: Most women start with their family doctor or other primary care provider. Following a clinical breast exam a screening mammogram is recommended for most women starting at age 40. Depending on the results you may be referred to a clinical breast radiologist or surgeon for further work-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can an ob/gyn doctor male or female have a female or a male patient to masterbate during the exam for testings etc?
Inappropriate: It would be very inappropriate and quite odd (in most cases) to have a patient masturbate as part of an exam. ...Read more
Start w/affected pt: Pesonal and family risk factors assoc w/brca mutation: muliple fam members, bil breast cancer, male breast cancer, ovarian cancer, ashkenazi jewish heritage (specific founder mutations), diagnosis age <50 (dx age < 60 if er/pr/her2 - or triple negative). Both maternal and paternal history is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not typically: Pain itself is not a common sign of breast cancer. Pain can indicate muscle discomfort or lymph node swelling. A breast lump can be a later sign of breast cancer. Really need a physical examination with your doctor to know what may be causing your discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 77, a male, diagnosed with gynecomastia, (non-cancerous, tender lump size of walnut under one nipple). Doctor wants to start tamoxifen. Is this necessary?
Autonomy rules: If you are very sure this isn't male breast cancer (i'm going to assume it was biopsied), and it doesn't bug you, you're within your rights to have it left alone. You can also get with a surgeon and have the thing out in the office. Truth be told, i'm wondering whether communications may have broken with with your own physician & if it's not time just this once for a 2nd opinon just for this reasn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am seem once/yr by breast surgeon bc of lumpy breasts. Clinical/U/S exam yrly. Is this good for prevention, or a waste of time/$?
I don't think it is: a waste of time and money. Breast cancer is very common, and the main thing that really helps is early diagnosis. If you have lumpy breasts, early diagnosis can be difficult; and sometimes clinical exam by experienced surgeon is the only way to tell a benign lump from small cancer. ...Read more
Gynecomastia breast tenderness has lasted over yr. Mammogram findings normal/benign with f/u scheduled. Is time abnormal. Finasteride caused.
See answer: Finasteride-induced gynecomastia, either uni- or bi- lateral, is one of the potential side effects of Finasteride (f) that likely does not get the attention it deserves. Usually improves or resolves after stopping f but not always. Almost always benign, but rare cases of breast cancer have been reported. Usual treatment: observation only; surgery if bothersome; ?Anti-estrogen pill if painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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