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At most physicals, doctors will screen your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, lungs and head, as well as check your general appearance. Males, specifically, should expect a testicular exam, a hernia exam, a penis exam and a prostate exam.... read more ›
Why? A testicular exam can make a guy feel a bit awkward or embarrassed, but just like checking a person's blood pressure, it's a normal part of a physical exam. The doctor checks the testicles and the area around them to make sure everything is healthy and that a guy doesn't have any problems, like a hernia.... read more ›
Results: Fifty three percent of the hundred patients studied cared about the gender of the attending doctor, that is, showed gender bias with 42% of them preferring male doctors to attend to them and 11% preferring female doctors to attend to them.... see more ›
By asking you to cough while cupping your testicles, the doctor is checking for the possibility of a hernia – a lump which can occur from a weakness in the wall of the abdomen which pushes through to your scrotum. Hernias are rare in young men and if caught early can be fixed with a small operation.... see details ›
The doctor will insert one or two gloved and lubricated fingers into the patient's anus so as to examine the tissues found there for abnormalities. The doctor may also manually examine the prostate gland (which is accessible from within the rectum) for abnormal bumps and overall enlargement.... see details ›
- 1) Get a good night's sleep. Try to get eight hours the night before your exam so your blood pressure is as low as possible.
- 2) Avoid salty or fatty foods. ...
- 3) Avoid exercise. ...
- 4) Don't drink coffee or any caffeinated products. ...
- 5) Fast. ...
- 6) Drink water. ...
- 7) Know your meds.
Though your doctor conducts the examination, you're in charge. You can refuse any part of the exam, tests, or treatments ordered. Just be sure you fully understand the consequences of such a decision. Expect politeness, but respect the doctor's need to control the examination.... view details ›
a substantial portion of ED patients reported preferences for both the gender and the age of their ED physician, male physicians being preferred more often than female .... view details ›
Yes you can absolutely ask to see a female doctor. It's not always possible, particularly if it's an emergency and you need to see someone out of hours, but they should always try to honour your request.... read more ›
Female physicians may follow clinical guidelines more often. Female physicians may communicate better, with less medical jargon. Male physicians may be less “deliberate” in addressing complicated patients' problems (as suggested by past research).... see more ›
A thorough physical examination covers head to toe and usually lasts about 30 minutes. It measures important vital signs -- temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate -- and evaluates your body using observation, palpitation, percussion, and auscultation.... see details ›
If you're healthy and do not have any known risk factors at age 35, you do not need to have an annual physical examination. In general however, I recommend my male patients aged 30-45 to have a regular check-up every two to three years.... continue reading ›
The physical examination should include blood pressure screening, and height and weight measurements to calculate body mass index. Lipid screening is performed in men 40 to 75 years of age; there is insufficient evidence for screening younger men.... continue reading ›
There are two types of prostate cancer screening exams and both should be done in conjunction with the other: A digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate-specific antigen blood test (PSA). A DRE is a physical exam in which the physician lubricates a gloved finger to gently examine the patient's rectum.... read more ›