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What Happens During An Annual Physical
Depends: It depends on the thoroughness of the examination and it is may be tailored to any symptoms. The minimum includes, pulse, respiratory rate, weight, blood pressure, examination of ear nose throat, eyes, neck for thyroid and lymph nodes, heart and lung examination, palpation of abdomen and examination of genitalia, peripheral pulses, muscle strength, reflexes, sensory examination etc. ...Read more
Blood in urine: This is very unusual for any one to have blood in the urine. Menstruation can cause a positive urine test. If you are not menstruating, then it means there is a source of bleeding within your bladder or ureter or kidney. This requires verification with additional urinalyses and then follow up testing if still positive. ...Read more
During my annuall physical, my g.P. Only took blood psa, for the prostate...Isnt a prostate exam (the finger) recommended?
Yes: The american urological association recommends a psa and digital rectal exams beginning at age 40. Depending on those results, you may not require annual checks until age 50. Your family history is also important, especially if there is a history of prostate cancer in the immediate family. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Physical exam: During most teen physicals the doctor will interview the patient both in the presence of the parent and without the parent to screen for things like depression, sleep disorders, school problems, drug use, sexual activity, etc. The doctor will examine the teen checking all body parts, assessing for scoliosis, hernias (boys), fitness, irregular heart beats. We want to check that all is well. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Decreased muscle size is what you will be see in physical changes as they age. Each organ has specific signs/symptoms and therefore there may be physical change. ...Read more
I was recently rejected from bcbs about a blood test of an annual physical routine check. Does this happen to most people?
Depends: It depends on what the blood test was ; you have a right to request the record and consider repeat with your own doctor if you don't agree with the result. ...Read more
Nothing bad: You will be asked about your health, about your school and home life, your medications or drug use, your social activities and anything else that you want to talk about. You will have your height, weight and blood pressure measured. Your physical exam will consist of examining your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and throat, neck, listening to your heart and lungs, checking your abdomen, checking to see what stage of puberty you are in a and checking your strength and reflexes. You can refuse an part of the exam. You can also speak in confidence to your doctor who will respect your privacy. You will get your vaccines updated. ...Read more
Pre-participation: The goal is to perform a thorough history and physical exam to allow you to safely participate in activities and access any risks you may have for injury and recommend any rehab/exercises prior to activity. There are a few history questions that are slightly different for males and females but otherwise it's the same. http://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/pre-participation-physical-examinations.pdf ...Read more
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