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How Often Should I Go To My Doctor For A Checkup
Consider age/health: Annual physical exam not required for most healthy people. Specific screenings/preventive issues should be addressed at certain ages. Maintain contact with doc to make sure you don't miss these. If you feel well, stay at healthy weight, eat good diet, don't drink too much, don't smoke, don't engage in overly risky behavior, exercise regularly and are immunized, you are golden. Google uspstf. ...Read more
I am going to the doctor for a checkup to get shots and they usually make me pee in a cup and prick my finger. What are these tests for?
Tests: Although urine and blood can be sent for various tests, the most common testing would be a urinalysis, checking for blood, protein, glucose, urine ph, signs of infection, and specific gravity of the urine. The finger prick would likely be to check the blood sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, not sure if i should be concerned, but I have been having a pain in my chest area...if i sneeze or yawn or take a deep breathe, it hurts...should I go visit my doctor for a checkup?
Yes: See a doctor and get checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does a prostate exam hurt? I’m in my 40s, so i think my doctor might want to do a prostate exam at my next checkup. I’m afraid it’s going to hurt. Is there any way i can make it hurt less?
Maybe...: There are a variety of different eating disorders currently recognized. Anorexia and bulimia are the ones most are familiar with. Patients with these problems are commonly underweight. Bulemics may also have esophagitis and broken down dentition. A more common eating disorder these days is binge eating leading to obesity. Clues in the history and physical can lead to a eating disorder dx. ...Read more
We are planning for a baby now. So for general checkup for males which speciality doctor should I go for ? Is it Urologist or Gynaecologist ?
For men, internest: or urologist would be the usual, though Family Practice could also be helpful; as always very dependent on the particular physician. Gynecology defined as physiology/medicine that deals with functions & diseases specific to women & girls, however best go with your wife, never leave her side during all exams & visa versa, team enterprise. Also study: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nose often bleeds....I went for a checkup but doctor told that the bone in my nose is curved...May that b true?
Unusually very Bloated for 4 months, decided to get checkup w/ GI Doctor & was recently diagnosed w/H Pylori. Fnished 10 day pylera, but still very bloated when will the bloat go away?
Bloating: Bloating may have many causes. H.pylori may have been found and treated, but may or may not have been the cause of your bloating. Please follow up for recheck and consider Gyn evaluation as well if the symptoms continue. ...Read more
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