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What can I expect during a complete male physical exam?

What can I expect during a complete male physical exam?

Male physical exam: Examination of height/weight. Vision ear nose and throat exam, blood presure, heart and lung exam. Skin changes, abdomen, breast exam, prostate and testicle exam. Reflexes and structural exam. ...Read more

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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

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44 yr male, yearly physical normally incl ekg, blood wk, testicular and prostate ck. New dr this yr did ekg, and basic blood work. Is that typical?

44 yr male, yearly physical normally incl ekg, blood wk, testicular and prostate ck. New dr this yr did ekg, and basic blood work. Is that typical?

It's common: Don't fear, this is common when you change doctors. It may not be necessary, particularly the EKG in an otherwise young healthy man, but it's a holdover from prior primary care annual exam practices. Best of luck. ...Read more

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45 yr old male for physical. Dr just listened to heart and lungs, script for blood wk. Did not look in eyes, ears, feel lymph nodes. Is this normal?

45 yr old male for physical. Dr just listened to heart and lungs, script for blood wk. Did not look in eyes, ears, feel lymph nodes. Is this normal?

Unfortunately: most doctors no longer have the time alloted to them to do a proper physical. Though many doctors believe that looking at these parts of the body is very "low yield" for finding actual disease or pathology, it is necessary to give the doctor the best chance of spotting something unusual at a later time, and to be familiar with the patient's body. It also makes the patient feels "cared for". ...Read more

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44 year old male on annual physical shows 4400 wbc with 84 % neutro 5% lymph, 0 baso, 5% eosin, 6% mono. Had fever and flu 2 weeks back. Pls advice?

44 year old male on annual physical shows 4400 wbc with 84 % neutro 5% lymph, 0 baso, 5% eosin, 6% mono. Had fever and flu 2 weeks back. Pls advice?

Low lymphs: Your lymphocytes are very low which may suggest immunosuppression due to either certain drugs or viral infection. Your eos are high which may suggest parasitic infection . Obviously, you need more thorough medical evaluation and more detailed blood counts ...Read more

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Male having first physical from female physician. Clothes to remove? Genital, prostate, or rectal exams? Just concerned with embarrassment.

Male having first physical from female physician. Clothes to remove?  Genital, prostate, or rectal exams?  Just concerned with embarrassment.

It is a professional: The female doctors have the same professional training as a male doctor. It may be the first time for you to be examined by a female doctor but that female doctor has examined many male patients in her carrier. You will be having professional medical examination, not a social visit. It is the same thing when a female patient goes to a male doctor. Please rest assure you will overcome your fear ...Read more

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What occurs at a male high school sports physical?

What occurs at a male high school sports physical?

History and Exam: High school athletes, whether male or female, will complete a thorough history form asking about any injuries or medical problems that may effect their sports participation. They will then undergo a thorough examination, including musculoskeletal and heart exam. Males also often undergo a testicular exam and hernia check. ...Read more

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Is it okay if your penis go up on your male doctor in a physical exam ?

Is it okay if your penis go up on your male doctor  in a physical exam ?

Sure it is: Every person with a penis knows that it can have a mind of its own at times. Babies can get erections for no reason or at diaper changes. Boys in puberty get erections on and off during the day (can be embarrassing). Men can get erections with examinations by any sort of doctor and sometimes for no reason, even without an exam. The penis has nerve connections that can make it do things on its own. ...Read more

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