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Gyno Examination Female
Depends: A well being exam may or may not include a pelvic exam, but otherwise if any symptoms the exam will be focused on your symptoms and may include auscultation, palpation or observation only-gait for example. A well exam will review your history, need for preventive services- vaccines, etc, review of meds and a general physical exam. ...Read more
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
Question?: Please resubmit your question:? cervical what? - infection, discharge? Please reword and resubmit. ...Read more
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.
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Penile examination? What is a penile examination like? Is it awkward? Does the doctor touch your penis? Is it a male or female doctor? I am nervous, embarrassed and I might not go if it is going to be weird.
Which: Which doctor it is, is based on which doctor you go to. You can request a male or female whichever you feel comfortable with. This is a standard examination. Yes the doctor has to touch your penis for appropriate exam briefly. It is not awkward for the doctor as this is normal for proper physical exam. Nothing to embarrassed about, discuss your concerns and hesitation with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 25yrs old female.4 months pregnt now. Been diagnosed with multiple kidney stones.7mm, 5mm. Urine examination show 18-22 rbc. Having severe pain. Help?
Go to the ER as: You need to be treated by a urologist to either bust up the stones or you may need the ureters stinted but u need some type of treatment now and u need pain meds. ...Read more
Will fertility treatments work for a 25 year old female who has had a normal pelvic examination but has irregular cycles and is not ovulating?
Annovulation: If your menstrual cycle is irregular, you may not be ovulating. This may make it more challenging to conceive. You should see your gynecologist and he may want to regulate your cycles and or start you on Clomid (clomiphene) to help you to ovulate and get pregnant. Finally, make sure you are on a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. Good luck. ...Read more
What could be the cause of a stopped up milk duct 24 years after breast feeding? I am a 44 year old female who hasn't breast fed in 14 years and had a hystorectomy about 8-10 years ago. Two days ago my right breast was extremely sore. Upon examination a m
It sounds like you may be dealing with an infection, and what looked like milk to you may have been pus. It is not uncommon for women to experience a nipple abscess at any age. I suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care provider. After a history an exam, a diagnosis can be made. If it is infectious, then appropriate antibiotics will be started.
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I am a 59-year-old male, never had a full head to toe plus male genital physical examination was sexually abused by a male, only need a female doctor?
Need a check-up: A man in their 50s should receive a full medical check-up including blood pressure, height and weight, cardiovascular assessment including cholesterol and diabetes tests, a prostate exam and P.S.A. test, as well as a head-to-toe check of the skin for abnormal skin lesions. If there is a history of abuse and the patient is uncomfortable with male doctors, they should seek out a trusted female doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am 18 years old female. Normal heart echo (twice) ekg (many times) chest X-ray blood work and physical examination by cardiologist. Can I have cad?
18 yr old, CAD? No: It would be VERY unlikely that you have the atherosclerosis build-up in your arteries that causes blocked arteries (CAD) at only 18 yrs old! I wonder what symptoms you keep having that have prompted all that specialised testing? See an internist who can help you understand your symptoms. Best thing to avoid CAD is 1) don't smoke, 2) eat a healthy diet (vegan/vegetarian), 3) exercise regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gyn exam: For a routine exam- undressed and gowned-open in the front. I check the heart and lungs and then do a breast exam-laying flat and seated-I then palpate the abdomen before placing patient up in stirrups for a visual inspection of the ext genitalia and then exam the cervix and take a sample from cervix for pap smear, then check the ovaries and uterus with hand in vagina. The rectal exam is last. ...Read more
Different options: The body has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations are HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB : 46 % P.C.V : 25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?
Seek attention: The ESR being high is normal after surgery to a certain degree. Your grandmother needs to see her doctor to determine if she is having effects from a low hb, what her normal is, and to evaluate to see if a transfusion is needed. If she has no other symptoms than it may be normal for her. Seek physician attention ...Read more
Fertility work up: Typically it entails a physical exam, blood work to look at your ovarian reserve and endocrine environment and it may also include a special x-ray (hsg) to determine if your tubes are open. ...Read more
Depend...: Nowadays, for average-risk men between 55 and 69, check it once every 2 years; for high-risk ones - family hx of prostate cancer, black men, agent orange exposure - check it yearly. Remember the frequency of checking prostate has evolve and change fast and drastically over the past 5-7 years resulting from closer professional and industrial scrutiny; surely, such trend will continue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer