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Male Sports Physical Exam
Comprehensive: Generally the sports phy will include a history and review of medications etc to ensure no contraindications to sports participation. The exam will focus on a heart, lung. Neurological and musculoskeletal exam as well as hernia check. An ekg may be done depending on sports governing body or cardiac risk factors. Finally I counsel on nutrition and injury prevention. ...Read more
Probably: At the sports physical, they take a history covering general health, previous injuries, family history and exercise tolerance. There is a full physical exam including weight and blood pressure. One important part of the sports physical is checking for a hernia which will involve examining the genitals. ...Read more
My 14 year old daughter is scheduled for a sports physical exam that will take place in 3 days. She's really anxious and scared. What happens at them?
Any local Peds, FP: Unless there are heart or lung problems outstanding, . .. Any local docs should be able to sign off on your son's pe activities form! ...Read more
Very normal: This in not uncommon at all. No need to get embarrassed. Take care. ...Read more
How does a physical exam differ for men and women? How does a woman's routine physical exam differ from a man's routine physical exam? .
It does not: A physical exam is a complete examination of all body parts. Other than the fact that there are some gender related differences in our body parts between men and women, the process of examination is not much different between men vs women. ...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
Annually: The exam part of an annual physical is usually not the most important part, unless you're having symptoms. However, it is important to get your blood pressure checked annually. The remainder of the "physical exam" is geared to identifying risk factors for things like diabetes or cancer, doing appropriate screening tests, and discussing how to get and stay healthy with your doctor. ...Read more
What?: This phrase really doesn't make sense. Do you mean incontinence or leakage? What is meant by "symptoms of extravasation? " extravasation is abnormal leakage of fluid from somewhere it should be to somewhere it should not, and it frequently confirmed with radiographic tests and x-ray contrast material. So, you must rephrase your question. ...Read more
In adult males can the srotal-testicular-ligament attachment be confirmed by just a physical exam?
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 more
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
Hi I am a 61 yr old male my question do Drs still do urine test and prostate test with a annual physical exam? My New Dr doesn't do this
Good question!: Currently, there is debate and lack of consensus on, not only the value of the routine annual exam but also, what it should consist of and what tests should be included, which is why there is great variation among MDs. Routine annual urinalysis in a healthy adult has not been proven to be cost-effective. The AUA recommends annual prostate cancer screening with a DRE and PSA test for men ages 55-69 ...Read more
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
Will a male doc leave the room for a female physical exam, scared to go get one done have sores on my vagina if he does not leave can I ask him to?
It is time: You have a medical problem that requires an examination. You need this examination to get better. You are 46 years old. It is time to be an adult and have your exam. If you think for one moment that the doctor, male or female, will have any inappropriate thoughts about your skin then you are mistaken. We see skin every single day of our lives. It is skin and it must be examined. Go to the doctor! ...Read more
In what situation do doctors perform prostate milking on a male patient? In a yearly physical exam, when health issues are diagnosed, or other reasons
I am a 43 yr old male. I take 500mg metformin daily. My doctor recently wrote sluggish deep tendon response on my physical exam. What does that mean and what are the implications?
Several things: Could be a comment about your thyroid. Ask him/her what was meant and what is to be done about it. ...Read more
Unknown: What you mean "by exam only " doesn't give much to go on. Testing for STD's should involve a pee test, a blood test and maybe a swab of the pee hole. Just looking at a persons genitals does not rule out most STD's but sometimes can find those with obvious skin findings. ...Read more
Can spinal meningitis at age 3 cause infertility in men? My husband has 0 sperm count. Bloodwork normal and physical exam normal.
Probably not: This depends of course on the causative agent of the meninigitis (? Mumps, coxsackie virus?, etc.) and whether was accompanied by orchitis (inflammation of the testes). It would be, however, quite unusual to result in aspermia even if it had been present. Hubbie needs to see endocrinologist. ...Read more
32 yr male. Having left testicle and pelvic pain. Happening for 2 years. Doctor did physical exam and found nothing wrong. Worse after alcohol Ideas?
See below.: See us preventive services task force guidelines on their website for suggested elements of the periodic evaluation http://www. Ahrq. Gov/ppip/men50.Html. ...Read more
Done by a doctor: Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body is the physical examination. ...Read more
An annual Pap and: Referral for mammogram is in order if you have no "pre-existing" issues or meds. Your doctor shouls assess any changes in weight, blood pressure, check urine for blood and protein, he should teach prevention (diet, quit smoking, assesss etoh intake) examine top to bottom. ...Read more
History /physical: Physical exam entails doctor or his nurse taking history including family history, past history and if you have any present complains, complete physical exam, including weight height and bmi, ekg if you are high risk, and blood test to check your cholesterol, sugar etc.Eye exam and if needed hearing screen. It is mostly a preventive exam. ...Read more
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