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I have never had male physical exam, should I get one at my age of 20 or not worry about it? And does insurance cover it if i get one just to do it?
Physical? good idea: A physical is a good idea at any age. At 20 it will be directed by your family history (diseases at earlier ages than normal), and behaviors that may affect your health (smoking and sexual behavior.) blood work, and other tests will be determined by these factors. With regards to coverage, more and more companies are seeing the value of these exams, but it would be wise to check with them. ...Read more
Why when getting a vaginal exam (male or female dr.) done do I get sexually aroused?I have to try and stop myself from orgasm. Is this normal?
Attention: If you feel comfortable discussing such things with the dr., tell them of your distress. Bringing it to light may have it lessen or go away altogether under those circumstances. Yes, it is normal for some people, both men and women, of your age to experience this. It is part of the sexual instinct, but can be alarming in a clinical setting. ...Read more
Hi docs iam male 18 my exam are started can u show me some tips to improve brain power what shouldI eat in exam or some tip to study for exam tnx?
Bet you already know: If you're smart enough to be in exams then, you're way ahead of any suggestions I can give you for studying since in fact, you've BEEN STUDYING all along. So, now it's time to just let what you've spent so much effort putting in your head the chance to come out. 8 hrs. of sleep every night, good hydration, High quality meals, & some light snacks. Get exercise. Watch a little TV and flow like water ...Read more
As a pretty healthy and active 35 year old male, how often should I have a comprehensive physical exam?
No definite answer: You ask a great question. There actually is no research to guide us on this question - only opinions. Mine is that every year or so makes sense, mostly to stay up-to-date on new developments in cancer screening, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and recommended vaccinations. All of these are updated on a continual basis. A good resource is an iphone app called my health checklist (2012 version coming). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. But chaperone!!: Male and female doctors, physician's assistants, and nurse practitioners should at all times be accompanied by a chaperone of the same sex as the patient when doing examinations. This not only makes the patient more comfortable, but protects the practitioner from false accusations of inappropriate sexual contact or inappropriate discussion. ...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
I am a 55 ole male how can I decrease chances of enlarged prostrate and how often should I have a prostrate exam?
Enlarged prostate: Ep is a normal part of aging. It is only problematic if it causes urinary symptoms that are bothersome to you. If you are at increased risk of prostate cancer (i.e. You have a family history of it, are of african descent, or your psa has been high previously), it should be checked annually. If you are not at increased risk, it should be checked every two years, if you decide you want screening. ...Read more