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Dr. Robert Killian
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Will a male doc leave the room for a female physical exam, scared to go get one done have sores on my vagina if he does not leave can I ask him to ?

Will a male doc leave the room for a female physical exam, scared to go get one done have sores on my vagina if he does not leave can I ask him to ?

It is time: You have a medical problem that requires an examination. You need this examination to get better. You are 46 years old. It is time to be an adult and have your exam. If you think for one moment that the doctor, male or female, will have any inappropriate thoughts about your skin then you are mistaken. We see skin every single day of our lives. It is skin and it must be examined. Go to the doctor! ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


Dr. Jennifer Frank
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I'm a 34 year old male. How often should I get a physical exam by my doctor?

I'm a 34 year old male.  How often should I get a physical exam by my doctor?

Annually: The exam part of an annual physical is usually not the most important part, unless you're having symptoms. However, it is important to get your blood pressure checked annually. The remainder of the "physical exam" is geared to identifying risk factors for things like diabetes or cancer, doing appropriate screening tests, and discussing how to get and stay healthy with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it okay if your penis go up on your male doctor in a physical exam ?

Is it okay if your penis go up on your male doctor  in a physical exam ?

Sure it is: Every person with a penis knows that it can have a mind of its own at times. Babies can get erections for no reason or at diaper changes. Boys in puberty get erections on and off during the day (can be embarrassing). Men can get erections with examinations by any sort of doctor and sometimes for no reason, even without an exam. The penis has nerve connections that can make it do things on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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In what situation do doctors perform prostate milking on a male patient? In a yearly physical exam, when health issues are diagnosed, or other reasons

In what situation do doctors perform prostate milking on a male patient? In a yearly physical exam, when health issues are diagnosed, or other reasons

No: There is no situation in which a doctor will milk the prostrate. However, the doctor may check the prostate if there is a risk of prostate cancer or enlargement. As you age your risk increases. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. David Geffner
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Dr. Farrah Ahmad
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What to expect for a physical exam for a male? Certain tests doc will do? Labs? Etc?

What to expect for a physical exam for a male? Certain tests doc will do? Labs? Etc?

Age dependent: At your age regular exam, hesrt , lungs, abdomen, head and neck, muscle strength. As needed private exam. Mainly hemoglobin, cbc, liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What do generalist doctors check at a physical exam?

Physical: Depends on your age, medical history, particular concerns or symptoms. The visit is unique to you. Avoid the "check everything" . Guide the doctor and the doctor will make recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What do doctors check during a physical exam of a 12-year-old boy?

What do doctors check during a physical exam of a 12-year-old boy?

Head-to-toe: First: vital signs. Heart rate, blood pressure, weight, height. We will also check their vision. Then a head to toe exam just like in previous exams. ENT, heart, lungs and abdomen. We look for signs for the onset of puberty including pubic hair, and testicular size. We talk to the child about maturation, general safety, activity specific safety, avoiding high risk behaviors, school and friends. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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If you go to the doctor for a physical exam what are your chances of getting sick either from other people in the waiting room?

If you go to the doctor for a physical exam what are your chances of getting sick either from other people in the waiting room?

Hand Washing: It is a risk wherever you go that you can get an infectious illness when you are around other people whether that is a doctor's office or other public place. Your best protection is hand washing. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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