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How often should I get a physical exam?

How often should I get a physical exam?

Depends on your age: Sex, pre-existing conditions, family history, and a whole host of other factors. ...Read more

Physical Exam (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How often should I have a physical exam?

How often should I have a physical exam?

Physical frequency: A healthy man your age is unlikely to have any findings on a routine physical exam. It is much more important to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol intake. The United States preventive services task force lists recommendations for health services. Your doctor can discuss these with you taking your family history into consideration. ...Read more

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Why is it important to get a full physical exam?

Why is it important to get a full physical exam?

Get a piece of mind: Check ups are recommended every year. Your insurance company will actually promote this to you. ...Read more

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What must I expect from a physical exam in older man?

What must I expect from a physical exam in older man?

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

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How often should you get a physical exam as an adult?

Physical exam: A yearly physical exam is always a goiod plan to follow especially of geriatric age. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: physical exam?

What is the definition or description of: physical exam?

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

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How often must I have a physical exam if a woman in my 40s?

How often must I have a physical exam if a woman in my 40s?

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

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Why kind of information do you have to give at a physical exam?

Why kind of information do you have to give at a physical exam?

As much as possible: The more info you provide to your doctor, the better job she'll be able to do for you. Usually, we'll ask about past medical and surgical history, family medical history, how much you smoke and/or drink, sexual history, and about medications you take. Also, you'll usually be asked about health habits (diet, exercise, sleep). ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a physical exam and wellness check?

NO: These are one and the same. It is reserved for the yearly visit to check wellness or lack of it and not for your laundry list of things. You shold have individual appointments for illness and medical problems. The yearly wellness or physical is to promote wellness and good health and preventative issues. It is worth the while and proper and necessary. Keep the vist to wellness issues. ...Read more

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I am going to my 1st physical exam. Boy age 13. What are they going to do?

I am going to my 1st physical exam. Boy age 13. What are they going to do?

It depends: Most well check exams are nothing to be worried about! Just like when you were younger, you go to the doctor, they ask questions, they check you over, and talk with you. No big deal! If you have any concerns, be sure and mention them. Bring your vaccine records so your doc can see if you need any shots. You'll be fine! ...Read more

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How often should a woman, age 53 who is in pretty good shape, have a physical exam?

How often should a woman, age 53 who is in pretty good shape, have a physical exam?

Depends: Depends on your individual health goals. But in general, for preventive screening, every two years is probably sufficient if you have no medical conditions. This is primarily driven by the USPSTF recommendation that you have a mammogram every 2 years between the ages of 50 and 75. Other things to have checked would be blood pressure, cervical cancer screening (every 3-5 years) and Colon cancer. ...Read more

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As a pretty healthy and active 35 year old male, how often should I have a comprehensive 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

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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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Would a physical exam show I have had bulimia?

Would a physical exam show I have had bulimia?

Physical bulimia: Many cases of bulimia go unrecognized. However, signs that may be evident are callouses on the fingers, erosion of dental enamel, burst blood vessels in the eye - routine blood tests may also show abnormalities secondary to vomiting (potassium levels) ...Read more

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What things are in a physical exam? I'm 20 years old.

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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What is done in a routine physical exam for women?

What is done in a routine physical exam for women?

Physical Exam: Aphysical exam for 32 years entails a detaild family history, personal history, past history of any significance, a comprehensive physical exam. Blood test for routine cbc, blood chemistry including glucose, cholesterol and kidney functions, urine analysis and if indicated thyroid hormone profile and advice to have a pap smear and gyn exam which I stopped doig many years ago'
so what are you waiting for. ...Read more

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What do generalist doctors check at a physical exam?

Physical: Depends on your age, medical history, particular concerns or symptoms. The visit is unique to you. Avoid the "check everything". Guide the doctor and the doctor will make recommendations. ...Read more

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Do you have a checklist for a complete physical exam?

Should: It make sense to have a check list and every pcp should have it. ...Read more

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What's the first or welcome to medicare physical exam?

What's the first or welcome to medicare physical exam?

Physical: Dr will recommend immunizations, cancer screen (colonoscopy, mammogram, prostate) bone scan, screening labs (diabetes, cholesterol, thyroid, psa), other thingsdepending if you smoke, or medical conditions. ...Read more

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Do I need to take another physical exam if sent to consultant?

Need revaluation: Consultant specialist has responsibility, for thorough examination and to come to a conclusion, so may do a physical examination again.. ...Read more

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Can a holistic practitioner can do a complete physical exam on people?

Can a holistic practitioner can do a complete physical exam on people?

It depends: Not all holistic practitioners have medical training, where one learns to do complete physical exams. If your "holistic practitioner" happens to be an md, do, or nd, then these people do have the requisite training to do physical examinations. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a physical exam for soccer I'm so scared! What do they do?

Please help! I have a physical exam for soccer I'm so scared! What do they do?

Exam for soccer: Relax. It is a very easy exam. Stop the panic. Just do it. ...Read more

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Is it ok for me to ask for prostate check during company annual physical exam?

Is it ok for me to ask for prostate check during company annual physical exam?

Yes: As long as the doctor has experience doing the exam, it is okay. If they look uncomfortable, it is not worth it. ...Read more

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I need a physical exam. Don't have a primary doct...do u take Aetna insurance...

I need a physical exam. Don't have a primary doct...do u take Aetna insurance...

We're virtual.: Granted some HealthTap doctors have brick-and-mortar practices, here on HealthTap we obviously can't do physical exams. Look around on HealthTap for a doctor in your vicinity and request an initial consult to see if you can become an office patient as well. ...Read more

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Is a complete physical exam required when giving any form of sedation (I.v., oral, etc.)?

Is a complete physical exam required when giving any form of sedation (I.v., oral, etc.)?

IV yes: The prescriber should have basic exam finding or do himself before prescribing. ...Read more

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How long will a physical exam take? How long should I expect a routine physical exam to take? .

It varies by Doc: It depends a great deal on your health and the thoroughness of the examining doctor. It typical takes 30-45 minutes for a detailed exam but some doctors can get you in and out in 15-30 minutes. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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What would physical exam in person with sciatica show?

What would physical exam in person with sciatica show?

StrIght lag raise: Positve staight leg raise reproduce posterior leg pain with knee extension abnormal reflex decreased reflex at achilles if s1 iscinvolved if L5 is involved no reflex change is noted if severe patterned muscle weakness below knee to name rhe classics good luck ...Read more

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What will a physical exam consist of for an adolescent teenage girl?

Physical exam: This will consist of a total body examination of all systems and if necessary further organ evaluation may be required if findings indicate. ...Read more

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Is it uncomfortable to wear skinny jeans to a physical exam?

Yes: Yes should wear loosely fitted dress when going for a physical examination, then it will be easy to wear examination robe easily, will make patient comfortable to take off and put back the dress (and staff also). ...Read more

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Will diabetes be found on a yearly physical exam?

Exam with labs.: If the yearly examination includes blood work- a fasting glucose level may be noted. If there is signficant physical pathology noted during the examination - the doctor can explore this further. ...Read more

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Hey im goin to college. Do I need a physical exam to get pills?

Yes: Birth control pills do have side effects, some potentially serious. You should be fully evaluated by a doctor, including a physical, before starting them. ...Read more

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How can you tel that a fibroid is growing through physical exam?

Doctor hands: The doctor will insert 2 fingers inside the vagina and place the other hand just above the pubic bone. Between there fingers, they can feel the uterus. This way they can estimate the size. ...Read more

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My mom wants me to get a full physical exam to see if a virgin?

Dubious: This sounds like an element of dispute between you and mom. She does not trust you (sexually) and perhaps your answers do not satisfy her. Having a doctor solve this dispute by discovering whether you have an intact hymen or not, will not truly answer the question and more important it will not re-establish trust between the two of you no matter what the answer. Seek counseling. ...Read more