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Female Doctor Physical Exam
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
Comprehensive: Generally the sports phy will include a history and review of medications etc to ensure no contraindications to sports participation. The exam will focus on a heart, lung. Neurological and musculoskeletal exam as well as hernia check. An ekg may be done depending on sports governing body or cardiac risk factors. Finally I counsel on nutrition and injury prevention. ...Read more
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
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
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
Both you and the doctor will be embarrassed!
I think it's best to use common sense as to how to handle that. ...Read more
Well check: A 13 yo physical includes hearing and vision screening, height and weights. It includes ensuring that vaccinations are up to date including TDAP, meningitis, HPV and hepatitis A vaccines. If these vaccines have already been given, then no additional vaccines will be needed. Blood work may be recommended depending when it was done last and physical exam findings if any. ...Read more
Variable: Would ask for quote from specific provider or facility. ...Read more
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
Tell sxs: Unless you have specific symptoms, the physician should know what to do for physical examination. Notify your physician of any medical problems you are having. ...Read more
Do doctors check your testicles every physical exam. He did last time and everything was good. Just wondering if they do it every exam.
Once a year: You should check every month and alert your doc to any changes. Your doc will check once a year. ...Read more
I'm 16. And tomorrow is my yearly physical exam with my doctor. I am afraid that if he sees my cuts he'll send me to a mental institution can he?
You must be having a: Painful struggle. If you are cutting yourself please seek help. Be honest with yourself and the doctor who can refer you to a mental health professional who can be caring and understanding. Relief is possible and you deserve help in overcoming this behavior and addressing the feelings and issues that drive it. Seek support from those who love you and care about you. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
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
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
Neuro exam: A detailed neurological examination usually can determine that a spinal lesion is unlikely, but cannot rule out 100%. ...Read more
During physical exam could a doctor palpate any part of our colon and suspect something is wrong?
For physical exam blood tests, Do doctors usually check for Lyme disease or does it get noticed in the blood? Does that have to be requested?
I recently developed a cold. I have been having numb tingly in front part of head for a while. Doc physical exam and said everything fine. Sinus issue?
Yes: Sounds like nasal congestion which can cause facial pain and fatigue. Try hydrating with very hot fluids like soup. The steam will help clear your sinuses ...Read more
I am a 43 yr old male. I take 500mg metformin daily. My doctor recently wrote sluggish deep tendon response on my physical exam. What does that mean and what are the implications?
Several things: Could be a comment about your thyroid. Ask him/her what was meant and what is to be done about it. ...Read more
What can I expect from an annual physical exam from a new Primary Care Doctor? What will they be checking? Anything regarding my genitals?
Bring all past info: Since it is a first visit he will take a detailed personal history, ask you about your family history of illnesses, your social history, do a thorough physical exam, a laboratory exam and then a discussion of the results with you. If you have any lab results from last year and if you are on any meds bring that info with you. And if you have particular questions write them out and bring them. ...Read more
If on your period and cannot stop (15+ days), which doctor should you see? If you're currently bleeding, could a gyn. Help w/out a physical exam?
GYN MD to the rescue: A 15 day period is obviously not normal and a GYN MD can determine why and possibly resolved the issue. Unfortunately, the GYN MD is not a magician and cannot "pull a rabbit out of the hat" without an examination of the "hat". (you). ...Read more
32 yr male. Having left testicle and pelvic pain. Happening for 2 years. Doctor did physical exam and found nothing wrong. Worse after alcohol Ideas?
Hi doc. Last december when I took our annual physical exam I discovered masses in both my breast and throuh the ultrasound the finding is benign. Si?
Breast masses: Ultrasound being negative does not completely diagnose all forms of breast masses. Obtain a digital mammogram if the masses are still present to be more certain of their benign nature. Breast masses are common in a young woman, and are mostly benign at your age. Get the mammogram which will be reassuring to you. ...Read more
What kind of physical exam is done from a pain management doctor for neck pain? What causes nerve impingement in the neck? Please help and explain
Neck pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. ...Read more
Lump above belly button that's now gone. Ultrasound showed nothing and nothing felt during second physical exam. Doctor seems unconcerned. Should I be?
Abdominal lump: If the lump above your belly button now appears gone to you, and a physical exam and an ultrasound of that area are now negative, it is unlikely that anything serious is going on there. Of course, if it returns, you should return back to your dr. For a repeat examination. I wouldn't worry about it otherwise. Good luck. ...Read more
Stretched ligament I fell on ice, bent and twisted my left knee outwards, heard two pops, there was little swelling, little pain, but very instability, doc did physical exam, without any x-rays and says that some ligament is stretched. He advised me to re
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