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Full Body Exam Dermatologist
Yes absolutely: Yes absolutely, whole body including genitalia and buttocks.. Eyes should be checked for melanoma; the most aggressive cancer of skin cancers. Moles on skin surface characteristic cancer pattern; asymmetric; color change, growth in diameter. Be sure to wear sunblock even if cloudy during day and especially when sun UV light strongest between 10:00AM and 2:00PM ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Full body "well" exams are not considered necessary or cost effective if you feel well. If you are sick your physician will do a symptom directed exam of the body area involved. **At age 23 your should have your BP checked every 1-2 years, depending on your reading. You should also have a Pap Test every 3 years. You should have an HIV test and a Chlamydia test if you've ever had intercourse. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
All areas: Skin cancer can develop on any part of the skin, so a complete skin exam should visualize all at-risk areas. I typically have patients change into a robe for such an exam to make sure a complete exam is performed. Often times follow-up exams are more focused and are more directed to a particular region or area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I will see a new periodontist and want a proper thorough exam. I just had full mouth series x-rays forwarded. What does exam specifically include?
Great question: And a question that should be directed to the periodontist before making an appointment. Doctors have some commonality but all are different with different training and skills. Since you just left your current periodontist you have some idea of what to expect. If you loved your old periodontist then new one will have to wow you to get the same feeling from you. Ask for a tour and meet & greet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a lotion that would achieve one toned face & body without going to see a dermatology please?
Please advise about diagnostic workup (lab, body exam, etc) for melasma, but specifically in men? Please see my profile before.replying.Thank you.
None really: i read your profile, you saw that nothing really matter in this condition Regular primary care exam ,consult with a dermatologist and control of BP and general health maintenance will help. Fading cream may be the only thing that work temporarily ...Read more
I'm going to my dermatologist to seek treatment for jock itch. I'm male she is female. I'm nervous. Will she need to see my penis during the exam?
It will be there: She has seen many penises before, it may be a big deal for you but is just another piece of meat to her. Get over it. You are going to her as a patient, not a sex object. Wish you good health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What specialist should one see for exam and removal of skin tags around anus? Dermatologist, proctologist or other?
36 year-old woman with a winter chest rash the past 3 years, without a definitive diagnosis by Dermatology despite a biopsy, without any certain.....?
Interesting: Sounds like you have had a good workup but someone is "missing the forest for the trees" so to speak. I would suggest that you gather all the info you have given me and make an appointment with a dermatologist and/or an allergist at a local medical university for a second opinion. Your medical history leads me to think of an allergic basis for the rash. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Does doctore need to remove complex adnexal mass with intire ovary for complete pathologic diagnosis?
No: You need to remove the whole adnexal mass for a complete path diagnosis, you do not need to remove ovary to make a diagnosis. In risky cases, the ovary should sometimes be removed too, though. ...Read more
Dermatology 1) at an annual full-body skin check, should my dermatologist check my scalp? She never does.
2) should a dermatologist charge for an office visit just to remove the stitches after surgery in which she removed a minor skin lesion?
Are there safe body scrubs and lotions for skin lightening ? I would like to get about 1 or 2 shades lighter full body .
If you want to...: ...Lighten your skin tone cosmetically, a variety of otc skin lighteners are available. (avoid the foreign-made ones containing mercury, which are dangerous.) if you have vitiligo and you want to permanently bleach the skin that is not affected, benoquin (monobenzone) can be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...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
It's advisable: It depends on what the reason for your hysterectomy was. Generally speaking, if you are hpv negative and your pap smears have always been negative, your risk for developing new hpv related disease in your 50's is low. An annual exam is advisable to evaluate many different things among them vaginal health, bladder and rectal support, breast exams, etc... So... Although a pap may not be necessary, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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