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Is there a difference between a physical exam and wellness check?

Is there a difference between a physical exam and wellness check?

NO: These are one and the same. It is reserved for the yearly visit to check wellness or lack of it and not for your laundry list of things. You shold have individual appointments for illness and medical problems. The yearly wellness or physical is to promote wellness and good health and preventative issues. It is worth the while and proper and necessary. Keep the vist to wellness issues. ...Read more

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How does one tell on physical exam the difference between an internal hordeolum and a marginal chalazion? I'm a 4th yr med student @ Wayne State. TY

How does one tell on physical exam the difference between an internal hordeolum and a marginal chalazion? I'm a 4th yr med student @ Wayne State. TY

4th Year: Is that WSU, Michigan? Spent many years there. Two things: 1; Please carefully read what you can regarding your concern. 2: Once read, please discuss this with doctor with whom are following. He/she will help to the extent possible or refer you to a specialist. Hope you learn a lot! PS: Enjoy graduation ! ...Read more

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What is the difference between gyn annual exam and a postpartum exam?

What is the difference between gyn annual exam and a postpartum exam?

Different purposes: Your annual gyn exam is your yearly well woman exam. You will undergo a pelvic exam with or without a pap, a breast exam, and be offered std screening depending on your age/risk factors. Your postpartum exam occurs approximately 6 weeks after your baby is born. Its purpose is to make sure that your vagina has healed, your body has returned to normal, and to discuss future contraceptive plans. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ap and pa lateral chest xray.. Which one shows the lungs as well?

What is the difference between ap and pa lateral chest xray.. Which one shows the lungs as well?

Both, but...: Both show the lungs. The difference is the direction the x-rays pass through the body. Pa stands for posteroanteriorly (back to front) and ap stands for anteroposteriorly (front to back). If possible, pa is preferred because the heart shadow is smaller and lung fields appear bigger...But this is difficult for patients who are bedridden because the machine would have to be under the patient. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a comprehensive and a routine eye exam?

What is the difference between a comprehensive and a routine eye exam?

Overlap: There are many elements the same in these two categories. A routine exam might not include a dilated retinal examination and may not include scanning, visual field or other sophisticated testing. A routine exam is performed when the issues are obvious or a comprehensive exam has been done recently. You should allow more time with the ophthalmologist for a comprehensive exam. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an eye exam for clear and colored contacts?

What is the difference between an eye exam for clear and colored contacts?

The same: You will need a refraction to determine the lens power and then an evaluation of your eye for curvature and possible options for lenses. These steps art the same whether for clear or tinted contacts. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an eye exam for clear contacts and colored contacts?

What is the difference between an eye exam for clear contacts and colored contacts?

No difference: Regardless of the type of eye wear you are getting, the examination should be the same: a dilated examination to evaluate the health of the eyes as well as a contact lens fitting (if you have not had one in a while). All contact lenses have the potential to harm the eyes if not worn properly, and part of the exam should include directions on care and wear of the contacts. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a papanicolaou test and a pelvic exam?

What is the difference between a papanicolaou test and a pelvic exam?

Great question: The papanicolaou test is a specific test that requires the visualization of the cervix. Cells from the cervix are sampled and screened for cancer potential. While a pelvic exam may include the pap test, the exam itself does not require a pap test. A pelvic includes looking at the genitals inside the vagina and out, as well as feeling the internal organs including uterus and ovaries. ...Read more

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Why can't my doctor remove deep fat through liposuction? My doctor said i had a lot of deep fat that he would be unable to remove through liposuction. Why can't he remove the deep fat as well as the superficial? What is the difference between the two type

Why can't my doctor remove deep fat through liposuction? My doctor said i had a lot of deep fat that he would be unable to remove through liposuction. Why can't he remove the deep fat as well as the superficial? What is the difference between the two type

Deep : Deep fat, or visceral intra-abdominal fat is below the muscles and around our vital organs such as the liver spleen and stomach and removing that fat with liposuction can potentially injure those organs causing serious complications including death. ...Read more

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What is the difference between contact lens exam and annual eye exam?

What is the difference between contact lens exam and annual eye exam?

There are 3: There are three distinct services typically offered. The first is the eye exam. This determines if the eyes are healthy. The second is the refraction. This determines a glasses prescription. The third is a contact lens fitting. This determines a contact lens prescription. Generally there is a fee for each service. ...Read more

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