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When you get a sports physical do you always get drug tested?

Depends: For a typical high school physical, not usually. For collegiate and elite level it depends on the school or governing organization. For olympic level, yes. Check with your athletics dept or coaches. That's your best resource. ...Read more

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Does one get drug tested for sports physicals in highschool?

Does one get drug tested for sports physicals in highschool?

Very few: Drug testing is used as a deterrent to using, and only a few public high schools require a drug test as part of a physical exam. As they will only be testing for illegal drugs, not prescriptions, we all hope as an athlete you would not be positive. Get help if you are and need help stopping so you will be available for heathy pursuits. ...Read more

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I want to play sports but I have to do a sports physical first. What do they do at them & do I get drug tested?

I want to play sports but I have to do a sports physical first. What do they do at them & do I get drug tested?

HaveFunPlayingStoned: Ask them.Wouldn't hurt.Just wear a bag on your head and disguise your voice.Oh,or use the phone.A sports physical always includes a routine physical exam.The rest depends on your scholarly jurisdiction and the discretion of the examining physician.Sometimes it's blood, sometimes,x-rays or heart tests,most of the time nothing extra.Depends on what they find or what you tell them.Consent is required ...Read more

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Before my sports physical will I get drug test?

Before my sports physical will I get drug test?

Depends: Depends on your team and what the protocols are. Some teams may do a drug test with physicals although most will do it randomly. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and turn 18 in july, do I need an adult to come with me to get a sports physical?

I am 17 years old and turn 18 in july, do I need an adult to come with me to get a sports physical?

Depends: My office offers parents the choice of letting their older teens come alone to the office for care as long as the proper permission forms are signed ahead of time. This includes physicals & sick visits.A phone call to the office should be able to answer your question. After you turn 18, you actually have to give permission here for anyone else to come in with you. ...Read more

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I took my daughter to get a sports physical today. The physician noticed a swollen lymph node on her neck.?

I took my daughter to get a sports physical today. The physician noticed a swollen lymph node on her neck.?

Most are fine: Lymph nodes are small organs (many people describe them as swollen "glands"). They work by giving a convenient place for the immune system to interact with invaders such as viruses and bacteria in order to fight them. I think of them as the local "battlefields" of the immune system and the nodes closest to the area swell. Have her see her doctor to make sure it is going away, but it is likely ok. ...Read more

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What kinds of drugs are tested for in sports? Steroids?

What kinds of drugs are tested for in sports? Steroids?

Depends on Sport: some sports ban different substances than others. Best place to look is at the websites o regulatory commissions such as WADA, USADA, USOC, NCAA, NFL, etc... Look for the "Banned Substance List". They are extensive and always changing. They usually can't keep up with the rate at which new substances are developing. It's a much larger list than can be said in 400 characters :) ...Read more

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Will they check my urine 4 drugs at this sports physical ?

Will they check my urine 4 drugs at this sports physical ?

Unlikely: Generally the only urine testing done is to check for protein, nitrites, blood, glucose, leukocytes, and specific gravity. A sports physical for the collegiate level may include drug testing. ...Read more

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I am going to try out for the cheerleading team, I need to get a physical. What does a sports physical consist of?

I am going to try out for the cheerleading team, I need to get a physical. What does a sports physical consist of?

Depend on your schoo: this will depend on your school, the rules and guidelines they have. Usually it is a physical examination, and now some schools are doing cardiac evaluations as well. You need to find out what the guidelines are for your school district. Ask your physician and that should help. ...Read more

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Can people who have their gallbladders removed make it big either in physical sports or business or life?Any examples?I might have to get my out at 35

Can people who have their gallbladders removed make it big either in physical sports or business or life?Any examples?I might have to get my out at 35

Yes!!!: Big as in successful? I don't have any examples of professional athletes or business (wo)men who've had their gallbladders removed because it's not considered a big deal nor does the surgery or lack of gallbladder impede anyone's function, either on the field or off it. Techniques have advanced dramatically such that removal of gallbladder is now an outpatient procedure with a few small punctures. ...Read more