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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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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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

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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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

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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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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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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

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I'm a 34 year old male. How often should I get a physical exam by my doctor?

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

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My md has recently written in my physical exam, deep tendon response is sluggish. What does it mean and what are the implications? I take 500mgmetfor

Many things: There are metabolic and neurologic causes of sluggish reflexes. Ask him/her what was meant and what sort of followup is necessary. If you are taking metformin for diabetes ask what other neurological tests were done and whether you have peripheral diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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To get prescribed again for birth control pills is there have to be a physical exam taken again?

To get prescribed again for birth control pills is there have to be a physical exam taken again?

You're the boss: A doctor should not force a woman to get examined in order to get a prescription for birth control pills. Sometimes it's a good idea to get one though. Here is an interesting article about this issue: http://www. Reuters. Com/article/2010/11/22/us-birth-control-idustre6al67x20101122. ...Read more

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For physical exam blood tests, Do doctors usually check for Lyme disease or does it get noticed in the blood? Does that have to be requested?

For physical exam blood tests, Do doctors usually check for Lyme disease or does it get noticed in the blood? Does that have to be requested?

Blood tests: "Routine" blood tests do not check for Lyme disease. A blood test for Lyme disease would be done when a suspicion for the disease from the history and/or physical warrants it. ...Read more

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Did blood work and urine sample for woman physical exam. Everything came back normal except for "hemoglobin 1+" in urine sample. What could this mean?

Did blood work and urine sample for woman physical exam. Everything came back normal except for "hemoglobin 1+" in urine sample. What could this mean?

Possibilities...: This means there was a small amount of microscopic blood in the urine sample. One of the most common reasons for a female is having your menses at the time the sample was obtained. Another common reason is if a catheter was inserted to obtain the sample. If neither of these explains it, it might be best to repeat the urine test and pursue further tests if the blood is still present. ...Read more

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Prostate and physical exam all checked out good, very weak urine stream, difficult to start, stopping and starting, sprays. What's wrong?

Prostate and physical exam all checked out good, very weak urine stream, difficult to start, stopping and starting, sprays. What's wrong?

Other things...: You may need to see a urologist who may do urodynamic studies, which can determine the force of your urination. In addition to obstruction, another possibility is a neuromuscular issue, where you cannot contract your bladder strongly enough. This is non-invasive and can be done as an outpatient in the urologist's office. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant and have bloody discharge, I had a cervical exam yesterday morning and I'm curious to know if I should go get checked out?

I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant and have bloody discharge, I had a cervical exam yesterday morning and I'm curious to know if I should go get checked out?

YES: An exam will sometime cause a bloody discharge. You might be dilating. Any bleeding at this stage in pregnacy needs to be checked. Getting checked is never a bad thing. ...Read more

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I get nocturnal calf cramps wkly, told it was BFs by a neuro after physical exam. What is the best remedy for the pain for days after a calf cramp?

I get nocturnal calf cramps wkly, told it was BFs by a neuro after physical exam. What is the best remedy for the pain for days after a calf cramp?

BF's?!?: restless leg syndrome is quite common (about 1 in five people). Several medications have come out for it in the last few years (AS PREVENTATIVES). Muscle cramp pain is treated like other muscle pain. Rest, gradual increasing activity and stretching, warm compresses and Aspirin like drugs. ...Read more

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Can calf twitches b painful? One calf tight w/painful twitches/ tiny spasms. Doc did physical exam & negative DVT upon palpate, checked pulses. Cause?

Can calf twitches b painful? One calf tight w/painful twitches/ tiny spasms. Doc did physical exam & negative DVT upon palpate, checked pulses. Cause?

That is reassuring: With the testing you had it is reassuring that nothing of concern is going on You need to look after yourself with healthy food and good hydration. Lack of certain minerals or salts might give you these symptoms like potassium, calcium or magnesium Also it is important to keep yourself well hydrated And yes calf twitching and spasms can be painful ...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