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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? .

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?

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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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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 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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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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Need docs help! I am am a 20 year old female who has never had a physical exam. What should I expect?

Easy: The doctor will take a thorough history of your health and your family, then do a physical exam. Piece of cake! ...Read more

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What multivitamin supplements I should take? Overall healthy based on physical exam and labs but diet is not very balanced or varied. I'm 30 yo female

What multivitamin supplements I should take? Overall healthy based on physical exam and labs but diet is not very balanced or varied. I'm 30 yo female

Cheapest: Take the cheapest multivitamin you can find in the corner pharmacy. There's no reason to think the supplement will improve your health, and there's not a spit's worth of difference among them. ...Read more

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

Full H&P: Im guessing if your asking this question you went to a new dr and he didnt do as detailed h&p as you would have expected. You may have seen the bill and were even more surprised. If im right you can check on line a see the billing codes and see what they should involve. Then if you feel theres a problem address it with your doctor. Usually if they are busy they are un aware and will remady things. ...Read more

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What are the parts of a physical exam on a new female patient? Age 61, partial hysterectomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, angina

Careful exam: Complete physical exam including ekg, x ray chest, pulmonary function test, lab tests including cbc, chemistry, lipids, thyroid function tests, urinalysis, hb a1c review of present medication and good follow up. ...Read more

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

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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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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