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Will My Annual Exam Be Able To Tell Me If I Have Testicular Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Can you tell me for my annual physical and was wondering if I could get a prostate exam, and would I have to pay extra?
No: That is part of your annual physical exam. ...Read more
Are you able to examine your own prostate? And my nan has had breast cancer so should I get examined?
Maybe,maybe not: If you make them aware that could be an issue they can take the type of samples needed for testing. If you just go in for a pap, some clinics do this anyway, but some might not. You can carry many of the sti's without signs on exam. ...Read more
Can you tell from an ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is benign? I have cysts and my doctor doesn't want to do surgery, can she be sure it's not cancer?
Depending: on the presence or absence of certain sonographic features, a cyst might be able to be characterized as benign with a high degree of confidence, or on the other hand, might be characterized as suspicious for malignancy. Or it might be indeterminate. Management also depends on your age and clinical history. A cyst in a young woman is almost always benign. ...Read more
I'm have pelvic pain, my mom wants me to go to the gyno, because i need a pelvic exam and a full gyno visit but i'm scared. What will happen ?
It depends...: The dr will ask you a lot of questions about the pain you ar having, (which helps to identify the causes), then he/she may do an exam- involving use of a device to look inside the vagina, then likely an exam placing 1 gloved index finger inside the vagina pushing up, and one hand on your lower abd. Pushing down to see if your ovaries or uterus are tender. They may not do exam, but sched ultrasound. ...Read more
Annual exam: A pap smear is typically done during the annual exam. A pap smear is the test done to detect and prevent cervical cancer. During the pelvic exam the ovaries are felt. This is one of the screening tools to detect ovarian abnormalities. In some cases a sonogram is done to better assess the ovaries. ...Read more
Not advised.: In essence, the best way to find a breast cancer is before anyone can feel it and before it has spread from the breast into lymph nodes, lung, bone, brain, etc. That is why mammography is advised. We want to find the small cancers that neither you nor your doctor can feel because there is a better chance that the cancers have not spread. ...Read more
Find lump on exam: Before you can know, you are concerned about a lump on testicular self exam. Then you go see your doctor who does a complete physical exam and orders some tests. The confirmed diagnosis comes from the pathologist who makes the call by looking at the stained cells from the lump under a microscope. Those cells come from a biopsy of the lump. ?Make an appointment? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I will see a new doc who will determine if surgery for pilonidal cyst is medically necessary. What should I say to convince him? Hurts? Growing?
What can I do if my fathers younger sister had breast cancer so by any chance its possible for me to get it?
Yes: Breast cancer is a common malignancy in women so yes, it is possible for you as for any other woman to get it. As to the effect on your risk brought by your aunt's cancer, it depends. How old was she when she had it? Any other family members with cancer? Your risk depends on many personal and family factors. Talk to your doc and see if you need to see a specialist on risk assessment. Best 2u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In order to get a referral to a fertility clinic, my wife's ob said i need to get some bloodwork done. Do you know what they would check for me? I'm 34 years old and my wife is 32.
If i went to my dr and do a paps smear and he also examine my cervix would he have been able to tell if im pregnant by putting his finger in there ?
No: Mayce: the recommendation for mammography is to begin at 40 and have one every year thereafter. There are special circumstances where mammography can/should be done earlier such as a very strong family history of premenopausal breast cancer, there is a problem (lump, discharge, dimpling, etc). If younger than 30 with a problem, a sonogram is usually done before a mammogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me if my family has a history of colon cancer, how early should I start getting tested?
Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has cervical spondylosis, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?
Life may be ok: Cervical spondylosis is a natural aging of the spine. It may be associated with neck pain and disc bulges/canal narrowing that cause arm numbness/tingling and weakness. Usually people who need treatment won't have to be drug to the doctor when symptoms get bad. Let your husband figure out when his pain is bad enough to warrant a doctor visit. He can try physical therapy or injections w/o surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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