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How often we should go for a full body check up?

How often we should go for a full body check up?

There's a math to it: When you are looking for a rare occurance, either 1/2 the occurrence rate or when you know there is something wrong. Things go wrong proportional to age and lifestyle. Young, healthy, female, GYN visits for pap smear about yearly. BP/heart/lung/kidney etc break down under 1/1000/year so....not on. BUT, if the curve has a kink from a new event/risk/sign soon after that. ...Read more

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How to build up my body weight and look fit?

How to build up my body weight and look fit?

Strengthen muscles: Best way to add weight and " look fit" is to eat a balanced diet w/ more protein and begin a resistive exercise program ...Read more

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Normal to wake up with liquid pouring out of nose?

Normal to wake up with liquid pouring out of nose?

Rhinorrhea: This is not normal. I would see a doctor to be evaluated for allergies, but there are other causes that your doctor should be able to help you figure out what can be done. Feel better. ...Read more

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What things show up on a full blood count?

What things show up on a full blood count?

A lot, see below: Please consult this site for info on this topic. http://www.mercynorthiowa.com/cbc-normal-ranges. ...Read more

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My psychologist is sending me out for a full blood panel. Will weed show up in the test?

My psychologist is sending me out for a full blood panel. Will weed show up in the test?

What kind of panel?: If it's being sent for a blood count, chemical profile, thyroid and the usual stuff to search for disease, it will not be tested for cannabis or other drugs. You can't be tested for drugs without your consent. I hope that now that you are exploring your mind, you'll gain a new freedom to be happy without needing mind-altering substances. ...Read more

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Annual health check up for 54 male what should we check for on blood test?

Annual health check up for 54 male what should we check for on blood test?

No one answer: It would depend on your medical history, family history and physical findings. However, at a minimum you should have fasting glucose and lipids; and may be cbc. Psa is of questionable value. While not a blood test, you should test your stool for occult blood. ...Read more

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Would 100 squats and 100 sit ups everyday tone up the stomach and lower body for a 16 yr old?

Would 100 squats and  100  sit ups  everyday tone up the stomach and lower body for a 16 yr old?

Yes: Squats and sit ups mostly will improve the lower part of the body, for the abs- incline reverse sit-ups, abdominal crunches and lifting the legs up would do the trick for any ages. ...Read more

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Does your body build up a tolerance to cocaine?

Does your body build up a tolerance to cocaine?

Yes: Most drugs of abuse tend to cause tolerance.The amount you need to take to feel good increases, but the amount that can kill you remains about the same.If you have a drug problem, get help.Don't wait until you are rushed to the er. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of follow up is needed after a body lift? How many follow up appointments will i need with my doctor after my body lift, and when? .

What kind of follow up is needed after a body lift? How many follow up appointments will i need with my doctor after my body lift, and when?

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Body Lift Recovery: A body lift is major surgery and you may not be able to resume normal activities for 8 weeks. You should plan to be out of work for 3 to 4 weeks. There are no set number of follow-ups, but your surgeon will likely want to see you around day 5 at the start. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns, including post-op care and follow-up visits. ...Read more

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Can an 18 year-old mess up his endocrine system if he takes a testosterone booster?

Can an 18 year-old mess up his endocrine system if he takes a testosterone booster?

Yes: Testosterone boost, as in steroid shot or cream: at least, the body may recognize the testosterone boost as being an elevation in testosterone and shut down production of the body's own testosterone. It may cause irreversible damage to the testicles. Testosterone boost, as in vit./herbal supplement: most of the damage will be done to the wallet. See excess vit. Issues and supplement dangers. ...Read more

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Does the body build up an immunity to the stomach flu?

Does the body build up an immunity to the stomach flu?

There are a variety: Of viruses so even if there was an immunity to one it wouldn't protect against others. ...Read more

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Where can I Go to have a full body check up ?

Don't have clue: You have posted on the HT public information site. We feature >100,000 primarily USA based volunteer docs who answer general medical questions. We have no access to or information about local services/hospitals/providers around the world where the site is viewed. You are welcome to ask medical questions on the site, but questions about local services should be directed to local health plans/docs. ...Read more

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How often we should go for a full body check up?

There's a math to it: When you are looking for a rare occurance, either 1/2 the occurrence rate or when you know there is something wrong. Things go wrong proportional to age and lifestyle. Young, healthy, female, GYN visits for pap smear about yearly. BP/heart/lung/kidney etc break down under 1/1000/year so....not on. BUT, if the curve has a kink from a new event/risk/sign soon after that. ...Read more

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I would like to do a full body check up, where can I do this near waterfall estate, Midrand area?

See details: This is a site based in the United States. Check with friends, Google the info or check with a local pharmacist. ...Read more

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I am a 60 year old. Recently in a full body check up I found that my haemoglobin is 7 which apparently is very low. What course of action should I fol?

I am a 60 year old. Recently in a full body check up I found that my haemoglobin is 7 which apparently is very low. What course of action should I fol?

Anemia workup: You have anemia, which has many causes. Either your body is not making enough red blood cells, or you are losing them (ie bleeding). You need an anemia workup. This starts with looking at your "blood smear" under the microscope, a check of your reticulocyte count (baby blood cells), and other tests. You may need a colonoscopy if your doctor thinks you are losing blood. See your pcp! ...Read more

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I would like to have a Full-Body check up please. Can you kindly direct me to a GP or Hospital that can provide me with that in Midrand, Gauteng. ?

I would like to have a Full-Body check up please. Can you kindly direct me to a GP or Hospital that can provide me with that in Midrand, Gauteng. ?

Referral: To a doctor or hospital in your area is best done through a local doctor. He/she will know and have trained at/with other professionals and can help you find the appropriate doctor/facility after taking a history. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I feel like there is something wrong with my entire body , literally from head to toe. Is there such thing as a full body check up? Will it cost alot?

I feel like there is something wrong with my entire body , literally from head to toe. Is there such thing as a full body check up? Will it cost alot?

Not Really ; Yes: As embodied souls connected to complex mind operating a complex;fragile brain controlling a complex;fragile body with literally millions of orders/second, the issues are fantastically complex ; exams are inherently quite limited to a few factors; mostly emphasizing a few issues of body mechanic ; severe abnormality. Best search for a physician worthy of your trust who will focus on problem solving. ...Read more

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Was curious as to where can you get a routine physical check up in the dallas area?

Primary care doctor: I recommend you find one at ut southwestern baylor health care system texas health presbyterian system you can call any of these and schedule an apt with a family practice physician for a routine check up. ...Read more

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I no all blood tests are different butt i went in for a routine physical and blood tests what do the blood tests usually check for?

Depends: It depends your doctor's order. Normally as routine physical, we will check blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid function and blood cells etc. ...Read more

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I am going to a routine physical shortly and wondering if i can request a blood test to check for any cancers, specifically testicular?

I am going to a routine physical shortly and wondering if i can request a blood test to check for any cancers, specifically testicular?

No good blood tests : There are very few blood tests for detecting cancer. So drs have to examine you with their hands and oftenuse x-ray tests to see inside the body. Blood tests are the last thing we would sometimes use, in order to confirm a diagnosis but for most cancers there is no such test. ...Read more

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Is a routine physical really beneficial. Can it catch anything serious. I've been told there not very detailed?

Is a routine physical really beneficial. Can it catch anything serious. I've been told there not very detailed?

Depends: ...On the depth and detail of the screening. Cursory exam not likely to id much except "big ticket" items. Fine-tooth comb will cost more, take longer, get you poked more, but will also find more things if present to be identified. Talk to your dr about your expectations and concerns so it is of value to you both. ...Read more

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What is done in a routine physical exam for women?

What is done in a routine physical exam for women?

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 more

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How long will a physical exam take? How long should I expect a routine physical exam to take? .

How long will a physical exam take? How long should I expect a routine physical exam to take?  

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It varies by Doc : It depends a great deal on your health and the thoroughness of the examining doctor. It typical takes 30-45 minutes for a detailed exam but some doctors can get you in and out in 15-30 minutes. ...Read more

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How does a physical exam differ for men and women? How does a woman's routine physical exam differ from a man's routine physical exam? .

It does not : A physical exam is a complete examination of all body parts. Other than the fact that there are some gender related differences in our body parts between men and women, the process of examination is not much different between men vs women. ...Read more

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Typically what is a routine physical for a 3 year old who is up to date with all vacinations?

Typically what is a routine physical for a 3 year old who is up to date with all vacinations?

Well child visit: Well child visits: 2 wk, 2 m, 4 m, 6 m, 9 m, 12 m, 15 m, 18 m, 24 m, 30 m. Then once a year. Nurse record pulse, resp, bp, ht, wt, head measurement(up to 3 year), put in growth chart; take short interval history. Pediatrician goes thru all these, do a detail exam, update if behind immunization. Discuss growth and dev. Nutrition, healthy habits, gives anticipatory guidance, make referrrals if need. ...Read more

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Costly non-routine tests ordered for routine physical/no symptoms. Dr. doesn't tell me, insurance doesn't pay, Dr. not returning my calls. What to do?

Costly non-routine tests ordered for routine physical/no symptoms. Dr. doesn't tell me, insurance doesn't pay, Dr. not returning my calls. What to do?

Hard work: Contact the medical licensing board as to what you can do about the bill.

You can file a complaint to her supervisor.

If persistent you can win ...Read more

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Can you request karyotyping during a routine physical/blood test?

Yes, but...: A karyotype is an expensive test - about $2000 dollars depending on what lab it is sent. Check with your insurance to see if they require pre authorization (ie approval for the diagnosis that your doctor is using the test for). If you have the test done without pre authorization on most plans, they would not cover it, and then the patient is responsible for the fees. ...Read more

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When u fast for a routine physical blood work is the gluccose reading only show how you ate the day prior to fasting?

When u fast for a routine physical blood work is the gluccose reading only show how you ate the day prior to fasting?

No: The fasting glucose is just that - your baseline fasting glucose. It has nothing to do with what you ate the day before. The point of it is to see your overall health and diet for several months. It's used to diagnose diabetes for example. Two fasting blood glucoses on separate days that are 126 mg/dl would meet one of several definitions of diabetes mellitus. ...Read more