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What checkups are recommended for men when they turn 40?

What checkups are recommended for men when they turn 40?

Vaccines too: In addition to the blood pressure and cholesterol checks, checks for alcohol or weight problems, and depression already mentioned, several vaccines are needed, including tetanus with pertussis (tdap), flu, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and chicken pox vaccines. For detailed and reliable lists of what is needed for all adults, check out the iphone / ipad app prevention checklist 2013. ...Read more

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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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At what age should a man get a prostate check-up?

At what age should a man get a prostate check-up?

Consider at 50: Current evidence suggests that men who are age 50 should discuss screening with their doctor to determine if they are a good candidate for screening. Black men and those men with a family history of prostate cancer ( under age 65) should consider screening at a younger age. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 22 year of man and had a check-up last week. my prolactin level is really higher than the usual. what is the function of the prolactin in man?

PRL in men: Hi. Prolactin (PRL) elevation in men turns off the pituitary drivers of testicular function; get lower testosterone and sperm production. Why did your doc check your PRL? Something you told him/her prompted that, or maybe a low testosterone level (which he/she would have drawn based on something in your history). Good luck! ...Read more

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I just went to my 3 day post op liposuction checkup. The nurse recommended that i get lymphatic massages. Are these massages required?

I just went to my 3 day post op liposuction checkup. The nurse recommended that i get lymphatic massages. Are these massages required?

Not but helpful: I have found that manual lymphatic drainage is not absolutely necessary but it can be very helpful in reducing swelling. Of course you may have to pay additional fees for this additional service and that is at your discretion. ...Read more

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If X-Rays and Mammograms can cause cancer, then why do them annually as a checkup procedure? If they cause harm, why Drs recommend them??

If X-Rays and Mammograms can cause cancer, then why do them annually as a checkup procedure? If they cause harm, why Drs recommend them??

There's good and bad: "Everything" causes cancer. If the benefit of finding a cancer tumor early outweighs the tiny risk from an x-ray, it's ok to do. To reduce your cancer risk, keep a healthy weight and exercise (at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week). Eat lots vegetables and limit your intake of red meat or burned/charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, which increases risk of lung cancer, oral and throat cancers, etc... ...Read more

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Is it ok for me to request a full blown checkup from my doc? Including blood tests, xray, etc? Just to make sure im good? Or do you recommend not?

Is it ok for me to request a full blown checkup from my doc? Including blood tests, xray, etc? Just to make sure im good? Or do you recommend not?

Discuss your concern: The best checkup is one guided by targeted examination and labs as needed to rule out issues of concern.There is no exam, test , or series of tests that can give you a 50yr/5yr/ or 5 mo guarantee for all issues that may cause trouble.A thourough history & physical + appropriate tests for your age and concerns can certainly help. Discus with your dr. ...Read more

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Why doesn't the CDC recommend routine herpes test for routine STD checkup? Is the test not important? Or is herpes not dangerous?

Why doesn't the CDC recommend routine herpes test for routine STD checkup? Is the test not important? Or is herpes not dangerous?

No: Hey culture for herpes can only be done when there is an active outbreak. Blood titers can be tested, but they are not diagnostic of a current infection. It may only mean that you have been exposed to herpes at some point in your life, but does not necessarily mean you are a carrier. ...Read more

Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more