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Why does the doctor tap on your chest during an exam? What exactly is he looking for?

Why does the doctor tap on your chest during an exam? What exactly is he looking for?

Aeration: The method of tapping on the chest is called percussion. It is done to different parts of the body. On the chest, the doctor is making sure the lungs are filled with air and not fluid or infection. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with OCD. My Doc advised me Clomipramine 150mg BD but it suddenly heightened my anxiety more.Foot tapping increases as well. Advise plz?

I am diagnosed with OCD. My Doc advised me Clomipramine 150mg BD but it suddenly heightened my anxiety more.Foot tapping increases as well. Advise plz?

See MD: You're taking a hefty dose of clomipramine plus Risperidal (risperidone) (?dose) which have numerous side effects and some drug interactions. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist if you're not currently. These medications must be closely monitored for safety reasons and therapeutic effect. ...Read more

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I have a subtle tapping feeling on my right breast no pain just not s usual feeling?

I have a subtle tapping feeling on my right breast no pain just not s usual feeling?

See a doctor : I know you are a female I did not get your age which is very important for this kind of a problem any way most of breast problem in female are simple and easy to treat I advised you to go and see your doctor he can examined you and assured you or treat you good luck ...Read more

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I went to the ER with chest pains, an ECG showed no abnormalities. A doctor listened to my lungs with a stethascope, would this exam have highlighted pneumothorax? The pain is now in my mid back.

I went to the ER with chest pains, an ECG showed no abnormalities. A doctor listened to my lungs with a stethascope, would this exam have highlighted pneumothorax? The pain is now in my mid back.

Not your Heart: You have anxiety, panic, stress or all of the above. You did not need to go to the er. Heart troubles have a myriad of symptoms in a male. Yes, the exam, and vitals would have also ruled out a pneumothorax. Now. Lets deal with the underlying real problem which is that at 28 you are not managing your stress well. You are carrying it all in your chest and your chest muslces are tired or fatigued. ...Read more

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Why did doctors tap on people's chests?

Why did doctors tap on people's chests?

Fading art: Tapping on chests allows for the hearing of the sounds produced by the underlying lungs. It can indicate an area of density which can be a clue to pneumonia. It is part of classical physical examination, an art that is fading in this era of laboratory medicine. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have solar keratosis on my chest. What exactly is solar keratosis?

Doctor says I have solar keratosis on my chest.  What exactly is solar keratosis?

Sun damage: These are early precancerous changes with s attired abnormal cells visible on biopsy. This is easily treatable with liquid nitrogen, electric needle or prescription creams. Left alone these can grow deeper and may require surgery. Treat these areas early , use sunscreen, and limit strong sun exposure. ...Read more

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3 1/2 yr old son woke up coughing says his chest hurts when he breathes has had md pediatric pneumonia 2 yrs ago (exactly) should I wait to see doc?

3 1/2 yr old son woke up coughing says his chest hurts when he breathes has had md pediatric pneumonia 2 yrs ago (exactly) should I wait to see doc?

Choking/aspiration: In addition to infection, aspiration of an object, food or should be considered. Your physician may suggest a chest radiograph to help determine the underlying cause. If there are repeated episodes of infection, multiple systems such as ear infections, sinus infections, skin infections, immune deficiency should also be worked up ...Read more

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Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath. Asthma and other lung diseases; heart diseases; anemia. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Do doctors have to ask before touching you during a physical exam? Like looking down your pants or touching your boobs?

Do doctors have to ask before touching you during a physical exam? Like looking down your pants or touching your boobs?

If you are : Going for an exam, the doctor should tell you want he or she plans to do and you have the right to refuse the exam, and the doctor should have a nurse or ma in the room when you are having an a breast and or pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Do medical assistants perform breast exams or is it just doctors?

Do medical assistants perform breast exams or is it just doctors?

Practitioners only: I believe that a professional breast exam should be done by a licensed practitioner who is properly trained. It would be unusual and probably inappropriate on many levels that a medical assistant would perform a breast exam on a patient at a scheduled appointment. ...Read more

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How do I know if my doctor did my breast exam correctly?

How do I know if my doctor did my breast exam correctly?

Self Breast Exam: To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of physician should I see for a breast exam or mammogram?

What kind of physician should I see for a breast exam or mammogram?

OB/GYN or PCP: Your ob/gyn doctor or your primary care physician should be able to take care of that for you. ...Read more

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How do doctors document abnormalities in a breast exam?

How do doctors document abnormalities in a breast exam?

Breast exam: It can be in writing and sometimes possible lesions can be drawn on a pre-printed anatomical pictures. ...Read more

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My friend said that her doctor started to include breast exams when she turned 18. Is that normal?

My friend said that her doctor started to include breast exams when she turned 18. Is that normal?

Yes: To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor. ...Read more

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