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How to overcome the embarrassed feeling and shyness at my physical I have had some awkward exams?

How to overcome the embarrassed feeling and shyness at my physical
I have had some awkward exams?

A trusted friend: If possible, bring a trusted friend or relative with you to the exam, to give you someone you know to focus on, and distract you from the anxiety provoking aspects of the exam. ...Read more

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Minor cp, gyno exams a bit difficult b/c of tensing. My doc is great but i get embarrassed. How to relax? Dreading internal exams as result, advice?

Minor cp, gyno exams a bit difficult b/c of tensing. My doc is great but i get embarrassed. How to relax? Dreading internal exams as result, advice?

Talk to your doc: Often i will have my patients do breathing exercises to help them relax before the exam. If you are not comfortable with your gynecologist you may want to seek another. ...Read more

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Pelvic exams a bit difficult due to virginity. Would trying to insert tampon help ease tightness. My doc is great but i feel embarrassed. Get tensed ?

Pelvic exams a bit difficult due to virginity. Would trying to insert tampon help ease tightness. My doc is great but i feel embarrassed. Get tensed  ?

Vaginal tightness: You can try buying a set of progressive vaginal dilators. This often helps. The set usually includes units of progressively larger dilators. ...Read more

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What to expect for gyno exam?

What to expect for gyno exam?

A few things: The regular, general exam you get from every physician (since we are also primary care docs), speculum exam (the metallic/plastic duckbill thing that goes in the vagina to allow the doc to see you vagina and cervix), maybe Pap smear (brush collecting surface cells from the cervix/vagina), rarely a biopsy (which your doctor should let you know beforehand), bimanual exam, maybe rectovaginal exam,etc ...Read more

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How DRE exam is performed ?

How DRE exam is performed ?

Gloved finger: The doctor inserts a gloved finger via the anus to feel tissues in the rectum and surrounding organs, especially prostate, in case of a man. You may consult this site for more info on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/digital-rectal-examination-dre#1 ...Read more

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What's a well-baby exam like?

What's a well-baby exam like?

Comprehensive: During a well baby exam the child's vital signs are taken, he/she is measured for growth in height, weight, and head size. These are compared to standard measurements to gage growth. There is general guidance given on care for a child. Also, there is an evaluation of development. There is also a physical exam. If appropriate, labs may be drawn and immunizations given. ...Read more

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What are d.R.E's (rectal exams) for?

What are d.R.E's (rectal exams) for?

Is it all OK?: Part of any physical exam, dre checks out what is happening inside your anal area, can palpate the prostate in men, check for hemorrhoids, fissures, abnormal masses, hidden blood, and other abnormaliteis that may or may not cause problems for you. Part of any routine physical after age 40 in both men and women--not to be skipped espite the squeamishness many have in getting it done! ...Read more

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What is DRE exam ? What is the purpose ?

What is DRE exam ? What is the purpose ?

Digital rectal : Examination. Usually performed to check for prostate or rectal lesions ...Read more

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Immigration medical exam?

Immigration medical exam?

Basic exam: The immigration medical exam is a basic physical to insure the applicant is in reasonable health. It is also used to make sure the applicant has no communicable (infectious) diseases. ...Read more

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What is a fluoroscopy exam?

What is a fluoroscopy exam?

Real time x-rays: There are many types of fluoroscopy exams. Fluoroscopy allows us to watch x-ray images acquired repeated over a short time segment to give a video appearance - such as watching you swallow or watching fluid move within the bowel. ...Read more

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Does a colonoscope exam hurt?

Does a colonoscope exam hurt?

No: I have been told that it is mildly uncomfortable and one can feel a pressure sensation. However, anesthesia and pain medications are administered before and during the procedure. ...Read more

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How is a rectal exam performed?

How is a rectal exam performed?

Routine exam: Includes a rectal. Two positions: lying on side, bending over. With women it can be done as part of pelvic lying on back using fingers in vagina and rectum. A glove & lubricant are always used. The exam in men chcecks prostate as ewll as rectum, in women recto-vaginal septum. Stool on the glove is used to detect occult blood. A good exam should be thorough but not painful. ...Read more

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Where can I get a cardiology exam?

Where can I get a cardiology exam?

What do : You mean by a cardiology exam? Consult your doctor; they may refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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How do female doctors do male exams?

How do female doctors do male exams?

Same as male doctors: After all, hey are physicians.Just like male doctors. Fortunately sexism is on the way out. ...Read more

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Can you do a rectal exam on yourself?

Can you do a rectal exam on yourself?

I can't: And don't recommend you do either as you do not know what normal feels like and can cause trauma related issues and infection if not performed properly. ...Read more

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How is a rectal exam done in children?

How is a rectal exam done in children?

Digitally: Usually the physician inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the anus of the child while the childs legs are held in a bent position. It is usually a safe procedure. ...Read more