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Do family doctors include a pelvic exam/pap during physicals?

Do family doctors include a pelvic exam/pap during physicals?

Many do, some dont: Board certified family docs are trained to do pap smears and pelvic exams during their residency training. Some choose to offer that service once they get into private practice, some choose not to. The same applies to many procedures including obstetrics, office surgery etc. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kurss
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Gynecology (Definition)

Gynecology is health care of women, particularly focused on women's reproductive health, but considering the whole woman. Typically health care is provided by physicians trained in obstetrics ...Read more


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What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

Some or: all of the things you mentioned. It depends upon the findings and practices of your doctor. You'll just have to wait and see. ...Read more

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Age 52. Family hist ovarian c.Inter menstral bleeding. Doc visit NO bimanual exam. Book ultrsound. Concerned. Shouldnt doc bimanual?

Age 52. Family hist ovarian c.Inter menstral bleeding. Doc visit NO bimanual exam. Book ultrsound. Concerned. Shouldnt doc bimanual?

They can: You can request a bimanual exam. Typically that is done. A sonogram is probably a better way to evaluate the ovaries than with simple palpation. If you have a family history of ovarian cancer you should have BRCA testing done ...Read more

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What do generalist doctors check at a physical exam?

What do generalist doctors check at a physical exam?

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

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Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Big difference: One is a cancer specialist and the other is not. Most invasive/malignant diseases will require a gynecologic oncologist to treat since this is a different specialty. ...Read more

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What are important questions to ask during my child's pediatric exam?

What are important questions to ask during my child's pediatric exam?

Questions for doctor: 1. Is my child developing appropriately for age? 2. What are should the diet consist of, how much and how often? 3. When are the next vaccines due? 4. How much sleep should my child be getting? 5. Is it normal for my child to (insert behavior here)? 6. Is my child growing appropriately? 7. What other screenings should we be having done (i.e. dental, vision, hearing, psychological, etc.) ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what eye examination tests are used to diagnose presbyopia?

Need docs answers! what eye examination tests are used to diagnose presbyopia?

Older age sight: Presbyopia is the condition of the eye in which the natural lense hardens and loses its capacity to focus at near. Typically this starts around age 40 and the lens is fully hardened usually by age 52. The basic test is a refraction, measuring the lens powers of the eye and then trial lenses can be used to optimize near vision. ...Read more

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Question about macular degeneration? Going to annual exam. Should I ask for tests for it?

Question about macular degeneration? Going to annual exam. Should I ask for tests for it?

See below: Ask your eye doctor to check for macular degeneration. If you have it or if you want to be more certain whether you have it, see a retina specialist. ...Read more

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How are exams performed during gynecologist visits?

How are exams performed during gynecologist visits?

With the doctor's...: With his hands, eyes, ears, and nose. A stethoscope helps him hear sounds in the chest and abdomen. Several types of electric lights help him better see the mouth, throat, vulva, vagina, and cervix. Magnifying glasses are sometimes used. A vaginal speculum holds the vaginal walls apart so he can look inside. Gloves protect his hands as he checks inside the vagina with 2 fingers. All very routine. ...Read more

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Would a pediatric doctor check minors for cancer?

Would a pediatric doctor check minors for cancer?

Yes: There are many signs pediatricians look for to check for cancer, including bruises, large liver or spleen, increase in the size of lymph nodes in the neck, etc. ...Read more

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What to expect at first OBGYN REI appointment ? Pelvic exam ? Nervous.. :(

What to expect at first OBGYN REI appointment ? Pelvic exam ? Nervous.. :(

Relax: Hi. Most gyn's are aware that a first pelvic exam can provoke a little anxiety, and are VERY communicative and gentle. If you're fertility has been a problem, maybe you've had a pelvic before, but for a fertility eval, I would EXPECT a pelvic. Depending on your case, the gyn endo may order any number of hormone and/or genetic/chromosomal tests. Sorry I can't be more specific. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can the blood tests look for during your annual gynecology visit?

What can the blood tests look for during your annual gynecology visit?

Depends: Depends on your lifestyle and your gynecologic health. Sometimes your gynecologist will order std testing, hiv, pregnancy test, hormonal analysis, urine tests, vaginal cultures. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which tests do maxillofacial surgeons conduct before planning your surgery?

Expert opinions? Which tests do maxillofacial surgeons conduct before planning your surgery?

It depends: It depends on the type of surgery and your general health. If done in the hospital requiring general anesthesia there are anesthesia guidelines that need to be followed. If done in the office it depends on the type of anesthesia and your health. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon can obtain any test necessary for your safety and outcome from your surgery. ...Read more

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Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Part of a team: Your family doctor is usually the doc who makes the referrals and is often the one who helps treat complications, such as urinary tract infections, fatigue, associated injuries, medication reactions, and he/she keeps open the communication lines between different specialties. Coordination of medical care is critcal these days. ...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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What happens during an annual gynecological exam?

What happens during an annual gynecological exam?

Gyn exam: When I do an annual GYN exam I exam the head, eyes, ears, nose and throat. Neck is examined. Heart and lungs are examined. abdomen and extremities are examined. A breast exam is done. A pelvic exam is done with a Pap smear. Labs are ordered, other tests, immunizations etc are ordered as needed. Medications are filled and medical advice given and questions answered. ...Read more