Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean To Get Checked For Discharge In A Physical Exam

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

10

10
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

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