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Expect During Male Physical Exam
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
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
Depends: It depends on the thoroughness of the examination and it is may be tailored to any symptoms. The minimum includes, pulse, respiratory rate, weight, blood pressure, examination of ear nose throat, eyes, neck for thyroid and lymph nodes, heart and lung examination, palpation of abdomen and examination of genitalia, peripheral pulses, muscle strength, reflexes, sensory examination etc. ...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
Physical exam: This will consist of a total body examination of all systems and if necessary further organ evaluation may be required if findings indicate. ...Read more
Gentle exam: The doctor will examine the breast by looking at them then palpating (feeling) them in a systematic method. The pelvic exam is similar. The doctor feels your abdomen (tummy) for any abnormalitis, then looks at the skin around your vulva. A speculum (a device to see in the vagina) about the size of a tampon is inserted to see the vagina and cervix. Then feeling for abn organs is done by feeling. ...Read more
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
Girl or boy?: For girls, the secondary sexual characteristics change, the hips widen, the breasts develop, hair grows in an adult distribution, hormonal changes initiate ovulation and menstuation and later on the growth plates fuse. The frontal lobe remains in a rather disorganized and immature state leading to a lot of dramatic moods and confusion. Onset of an enhanced libido begins to distract. ...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
A lot: A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable part of being a woman. The goal of the pelvic exam is to look at the vulva, vagina and cervix, and ensure there are no problems. That is done with a speculum. The uterus and ovaries are then palpated to evaluate for any large masses. The entire exam is usually less than 5 min. ...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
No: Unless you have a deficiency, it shouldn't. And a true abscence would lead to non-formation of male genitalia. The presence of testosterone should be pretty clear with the deeper voice, facial hair, acne, sex drive. Let your body do it safely on its own. Low testosterone is typically diagnosed in older men, and people who previously used so many Anabolic steroids their body shut down production. ...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
Nothing bad: You will be asked about your health, about your school and home life, your medications or drug use, your social activities and anything else that you want to talk about. You will have your height, weight and blood pressure measured. Your physical exam will consist of examining your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and throat, neck, listening to your heart and lungs, checking your abdomen, checking to see what stage of puberty you are in a and checking your strength and reflexes. You can refuse an part of the exam. You can also speak in confidence to your doctor who will respect your privacy. You will get your vaccines updated. ...Read more
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