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I am a 49 yr old female who hasnt been to doctor in over 18 months. What type dr should I see now & what tests/exams.... I have had no previous medical problems. Had annual well woman visits but feel i need to start taking better care of myself.

I am a 49 yr old female who hasnt been to doctor in over 18 months. What type dr should I see now & what tests/exams.... I have had no previous medical problems. Had annual well woman visits but feel i need to start taking better care of myself.

You : You should see an internal medicine doctor or a family practitioner yearly for a physical and any screening tests recommended for your age group and your specific health and family history. You should also see a gynecologist regularly for an exam and pap smear. They may need to do this every 1, 2 or 3 years depending on your health and family history.

Below i've attached a helpful website on the recommended screening exams for women. ...Read more

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Hi doctors .. I'm a medical student i just want to know what can I do to relieve anxiety before exam?

Hi doctors .. I'm a medical student i just want to know what can I do to relieve anxiety before exam?

Preparation: To avoid anxiety before an exam, you have to know your subject matter, be well rested and avoid stimulants like caffeine, nicotine. Or adderal -like medications. Taking tranquilizers or sedatives is not a good idea as you want to remain alert. Eat wisely before the exam and take slow deep breaths if you feel tension during the exam. Some anxiety is to be expected, however. ...Read more

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At what ages should I start getting medical exams and what exams? I'm 20, only ever had regular doctor visits

At what ages should I start getting medical exams and what exams? I'm 20, only ever had regular doctor visits

USPSTF: The US Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults aged 18 and older. They also recommend screening for HIV in adolescents and adults aged 18-65. ...Read more

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Dear Doc, I m a medical student, having nervous attack every time I study and having hard time to focus with exams coming soon.Need help?

Dear Doc, I m a medical student, having nervous attack every time I study and having hard time to focus with exams coming soon.Need help?

Need: To get some relaxation exercises to help you focus. Also physical exercise can get your mind re focused on the task at hand Medication would not be good at this point. And may hurt you in the long run ...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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Do female doctors touch penis during exam?

Do female doctors touch penis during exam?

Not usually: Unless you have problem relating to penis or there is voiding problem. ...Read more

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Is annual exam at a naturopathic doctor the same as a medical doctor?

Is annual exam at a naturopathic doctor the same as a medical doctor?

No.: There are many differences between naturopaths and md's. Training, ability to order and interpret studies, level of evidence required to define practice, peer review, accountability . Etc. All of this influences the contents of the "annual physical." to see what is recommended for "annual physical" and periodic health maintenance visit the uspstf ( United States preventive services task force). ...Read more

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I never go to the doctor and don't plan on it, how would i know i had cancer without any medical exams?

I never go to the doctor and don't plan on it, how would i know i had cancer without any medical exams?

Signs and symptoms: Chronic fatigue, tired.Pale. Significant weigh loss. Abnormal lumps, bumps, skin lesion. Chronic cough. Chronic rectal bleed. Difficulty in urination. Abnormal vaginal bleed. Enlarged spleen or liver. Chronic bone pain. Any one of them needs careful diagnostic evaluation by the doctor. ...Read more

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I am a pre medical student n i just always thinking about to become a doctor and become worried during exams.....?

Exams: We have all been there. We all have subjects we are better at than others. Study, you know the material, try not to second guess yourself and above all relax so you can keep a clear line of thought and you will do fine. ...Read more

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What can make a person extremely dizzy all the time after having a full exam by doc and every possible medical test done with everything normal?

What can make a person extremely dizzy all the time after having a full exam by doc and every possible medical test done with everything normal?

What is your dizzy?: Some people describe dizziness as a sensation that the world is spinning around them (like getting off a ride at the amusement park) whereas other describe dizziness as a lightheaded sensation (as if standing up too fast and feeling like you may pass out). If it is a spinning sensation, think inner ear or brain. If it is lightheaded, think heart or blood vessel dysfunction. ...Read more

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What medical exam or tests would make a doctor think you had ibs?

What medical exam or tests would make a doctor think you had ibs?

Symptoms of IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach mdwellnessmd.Com. ...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 can I ease my anxiety about a female doctor doing a prostate exam?

How can I ease my anxiety about a female doctor doing a prostate exam?

Reflection: Many people have anxiety about medical doctors for various reasons. It is important to talk about these anxieties with your doctor and consider different ways to help you challenge your anxiety. Avoiding situations that make people anxious will only worsen the anxiety/phobia with time. ...Read more

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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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To a female doctor: is it normal to become aroused or even orgasm during my gyn exam, and what can I do about it.

Concerned Gay Doctor: I hope you won't mind, but arousal during an examination of one's private sensitive parts is normal and common. There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed or concerned with. Believe me this happens to many patients at 'inconvenient' times. Your physician will have some experience with this and i would hope continue with you in a very gentle and professional way. But, the message is you are fine. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 21 years old, could a female doctor give me a genital exam with out gloves on?

What to do if i'm 21 years old, could a female doctor give me a genital exam with out gloves on?

Universal prcautions: It would be extraordinarily unusual for a doctor to perform anything more than a visual external exam of the genitalia, male or female, without gloves. This is basic universal precaution taken for infection control. ...Read more

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Is an 8 year old self inflicted 1.5 inch cut on your arm be considered mental health issue by the doctor doing your medical exam for Australian visa?

Is an 8 year old self inflicted 1.5 inch cut on your arm be considered mental health issue by the doctor doing your medical exam for Australian visa?

Self-harm: A self-inflicted cut for any reason by an 8 year old is serious. Your child should be seen for an evaluation by a mental health professional to find out why this happened and best way to help him/her. ...Read more

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Can an ob/gyn doctor male or female have a female or a male patient to masterbate during the exam for testings etc?

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

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Sharp pains in pelvic area day after pelvic exam/std swab.Doc said everything looked ok.Is this normal ? 17 y/o female .

Sharp pains  in pelvic area day after pelvic exam/std swab.Doc said everything looked ok.Is this normal ? 17 y/o female .

No: Severe pelvic pain after an exam is not normal. Call the doctor who performed the pelvic and discuss with them. They may want to see you back and repeat the exam to find out what is going on. Best wishes and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Male having first physical from female physician. Clothes to remove? Genital, prostate, or rectal exams? Just concerned with embarrassment.

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

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Voice change i'm transitioning from male to female. So i'm looking for a doctor who can medically assist me with that procedure.

Voice change i'm transitioning from male to female.  So i'm looking for a doctor who can medically assist me with that procedure.

Speech Therapy: Asuming you are on hormone therapy already, you may need to work with a speech therapist to help with you lear to control your spech patterns and to use your higher registry to make your voice more feminine in nature. ...Read more

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Is there a physician specialty re oral medical problems I am a 69 yr old female in july 2011 my mouth developed soreness inside in front of my lower teeth and felt like coating or a thickening of the mucous lining and the corners on the outside sever

Is there a physician specialty re oral medical problems I am a 69 yr old  female   in july 2011 my mouth developed soreness inside in front of my lower teeth  and felt like coating or a thickening of the mucous lining  and the corners on the outside sever

Yes. : Yes. The specialty is oral medicine. Their website is http://www.Aaom.Com/. You can search their database for specialists in your area. Are you near any dental schools or major hospitals? They would be most likely to have someone able to help you. ...Read more

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What doctors give prostate exams?

What doctors give prostate exams?

Multiple: Family practice, internal medicine, urologists just to name a few. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do doctors give prostate exams for?

I was wondering what do doctors give prostate exams for?

Check for cancer: A man needs an annual prostate exam to assess for nodules. Nodules are suspicious for cancer. 25% of men with prostate cancer have a normal psa reading but a nodule on the prostate.

Prostate exams also give a clinician an idea of enlargement, which can guide therapy for trouble with urination. ...Read more

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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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How often should I get a physican exam? How do I select the right doctor?

Yearly: After age 40, yearly. Choose a doctor that you can relate to, will listen to your concerns and you don 't feel rushed. ...Read more

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If a doctor exam you does the doctor have to tell you what the doctor found?

Doctor exam: yes the doctor needs to tell you what was found during the examination. If he is doing further testing he should explain what that is for and what he is looking for or what he is trying to rule out. Unless you are felt to be incompetent for some reason then this would be explained to a guardian. ...Read more

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I'm 33 I havnt been to a doctor for a physical. Do I need to go. And do I need a specific exam?

I'm 33 I havnt been to a doctor for a physical. Do I need to go. And do I need a specific exam?

Establish med home: It's important that every person have a medical home. Even though you may not need a physical, going in for one is a perfect opportunity to establish a relationship with a local primary care physician. For healthy people in their 30s, i recommend a physical every 2-3 years. If you need a referral, contact your local hospital, or go online - there are lots of resources available. Good luck! ...Read more