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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had regular check up done, cbc, liver, kidney,lipid, urine all normal. Should I test for Vitamin D deficiency? I read online that men should test.
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
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
I just went to my 3 day post op liposuction checkup. The nurse recommended that i get lymphatic massages. Are these massages required?
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
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
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
Dear sir/madam, I am man and now i'm 30 years old. I just do medical check up and the result of my sgot 22 u/l and sgpt 25 u/l. Is it okay or not?
I had a check up last saturday, and the doctor said I have a measles and he recommended me to take orpic(ciprofloxacin) ? What do you think?
Doesn't Sound Right: Measles is a viral infection, which would not be treated with an antibiotic (unless the lesions had a secondary infection). Talk to your doctor again. You may have misunderstood what he was telling you. If he insists that it is measles, get a second opinion. Measles can be dangerous, particularly to pregnant women. To be safe, avoid pregnant women until you are sure of what you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It was recommended by my therapist that, because I've had disordered eating and had purged in various methods (laxative misuse, overexercise) that I see my doctor to do a check up. What tests, etc. might that entail?
Test follow PE: The tests that your doctor will order will depend on your history and your physical exam. They most likely will include routine blood tests such as complete blood count and differential , liver and renal tests, thyroid function and perhaps a few others but those are pretty much the essentials. You most probably will also be give a urine test and perhaps stool examination. ...Read more
I had my routine breast check up by doctor after which i was recomended ultrasound of both breast but my r.Breast is causing pain what medicines i use?
Yes: You're missing the point. It's not just about current problems but preventing future ones (or at least putting them off for as long as possible and with as little severity). ...Read more
History and exam: The doctor will take a thorough history and do an examination, order blood work, possibly do an ultrasound, and answer your questions. ...Read more
See below: Go to medical school to learn the anatomy and pathophysiology of what to look for and why in specific populations and people with specific diseases and risk factors. You also need a strong education in biology and chemistry beforehand to make sense of the medical school studies. ...Read more
Well: First of all how do you feel? Do you get up everyday and function? Do you deal with stress and pressure and remain functioning? Do you like yourself? Are you kind and good to others? Are you content with your life and purpose in life? Do you have dreams and desires in your life and work to attain them? Are you honest and make the correct choices in life even when pulled or coerced to do som ...Read more
Doctor visit prep.: Be honest with them and don't trick them to go to the doctor's office. When u r honest they know what they are going in for & they have less anxiety. They fear the unknown. The doctor makes a differenc as well. If the doctor knows how to connect with the child, after the 1st visit, they willbe less anxious and eventually they will not fear the doctor and his/her office. ...Read more
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