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Female Urology Exam
External/internal: A complete pelvic exam would typically include, after a history evaluation, a careful visual inspection and digital exam with fingers and a speculum - to accurately assess both the external and internal female vaginal, vulva, cervix, uterus, tubes, ovaries, and adj. Tissues. A pap test is freq. Done, as well. Occasionally, a sonogram is helpful. ...Read more
Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more
Ovarian teratoma/incidental finding pelvic CT 12/14- 47 yo female, sp partial hysterectomy 2010- need to seek urgent GYN care ?
Ovary: yes please see your gyn as soon as possible ...Read more
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
Done male hormones, urology scan and other screening test, doctors ruled out psychology causes, all normal, still having impotence?
24 yo male, urinary urgency as soon as i have urinated. Negative on pee test, bladder scan, cystoscopy. Suffering 1 1/2 years, please help.
Prostatitis likely: Your symptom fits the profile of prostatitis. If the prostate swells, it triggers pain. Such pain can involve the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream may also occur. You may notice worsening erections or a discharge from the penis with bowel movements. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see a urologist. ...Read more
40yo male with new non-trauma perineum and urethral-testicle pains, worried about cpps or pudendal neural. What tests for ruling out prostate issue?
Same as the other...: My take for this Q is same as one for others as follows: Exhausting all means trying to document or confirm what you're experiencing is not always possible to document what is going on. In fact, the care for such matter should be based on physician's experience and confidence to make a clinical judgment so to proceed possible Rx, such as internal nerve block, pelvic physical therapy with nerve ... ...Read more
32 yr old female nonsmoker w/microscopic hematoma & off/on pain mdl right back. Neg culture, normal renal ultrasound, neg in office cytology.thoughts?
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
Age 52. Family hist ovarian c.Inter menstral bleeding. Doc visit NO bimanual exam. Book ultrsound. Concerned. Shouldnt doc bimanual?
For 55+ female, does early/mid stage GI issues (e.g. ulcer, tumor) get revealed by physical examination of doctor ?
Try elimination diet: Must start with your PRIMARY care doctor & if you do not have one find a good internist. Detail history will reveal many differential diagnosis. Exam alone may not reveal much but helps to rule out many options. go dairy free for 1 month except yogurt & see how your symptoms improve.If no change go grain free & see. Visit drhoffman.com for holistic & practical answers. ...Read more
Yes!: Absolutely! please continue seeing your gynecologist annually even after having a hysterectomy. At this visit, your physician will discuss your overall health and well-being. Also, since you are now surgically post-menopausal, your doctor will help you prevent problems such as osteoporosis. Importantly, you will still benefit from a regular pelvic and breast exam. ...Read more
When getting a yearly physical exam is it better to have a male dr perform the exam & female dr for a female? What exam is needed when your 45 male?
Doesn't matter: The gender of the physician and patient do not have to be matched to have a quality annual exam. If pub feel more comfortable with one over another, that's ok, and you can choose your doctor accordingly. Best to keep the same doctor over the years and develop a good relationship. Hope this helps! ...Read more
5 month old baby.full term.ped.urologist says bilat. nonpalp undescended testis.ordred karetypong for gender evaluation. 11 daysnow.intersex possible?
Genetic abnormality: In rare cases, boys with undescended testes can have Klinefelter syndrome. Normally girls are genetically "46XX" and boys are "46XY". Boys with Klinefelter syndrome have "47XXY" or other more rare variants- they are still male, but the presence of the extra "X" chromosome may affect their response to testosterone thereby affecting sexual development. They can also have other disabilities. ...Read more
Symptoms for a year. Sore meatus, pain after ejaculation, ache in testicles & perineum. Seen urologist 4 tests. Found klebiella in sperm. Meaning?
Prostatitis: Your symptoms are consistent with a chronic prostatitis. Most common type is non-bacterial and treatment can be more complex often requiring patience and trial and error with a variety of options. That said, the finding of klebsiella on semen/prostate fluid culture suggests a chronic bacterial prostatitis which requires long term antibiotic treatment and further assessment of lower urinary tract. ...Read more