Physical Exam Attire

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  1. nydodgersfan

    nydodgersfan New Member

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    What are most doctors doing now for checkups?
    1. Have you wear a gown.
    2. Have you wear just underwear
    3. Clothed until you drop 'em
    4. Nude
     
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    Underwear with a gown.
     
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    Where is this going?
     
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    leave clothing on until asked to remove something/everything.
     
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    My doctor gives the apron gown with the back out of it. I have underwear on.
     
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    Typically, for a complete annual physical patients are asked to remove all clothing and wear a "hospital gown" with the opening in the back.....(I'm a registered nurse)
     
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    I was just wondering what most people experience. During sports physicals we were all in our underwear, my family doctor growing up had us in underwear, but my most recent physical it was piece meal. Gradually taking off clothing as he checked out each area.
     
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    I was stripped down to my underwear with a gown. The underwear came off when required.
     
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    My Doc is a woman and a smokin' hot one at that. I strip down for a sore throat. *smirk*
     
  10. LongRod

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    I really don't understand it, but until he died, I used to take my Dad to his medical appointments. He was over age 65. When he was in the examining room, I was there, too and he would only take off his shirt. If that. Every 6 week - 2 months he would have a follow up visit, monitoring blood-pressure and blood-sugar level.

    I always stripped down to my underpants when I went for my physical exams. That way the doctor could check everything with ease and we wouldn't be wasting his time fumbling with clothes. He could also see if I had skin rashes, scars swelling of joints, etc. Now-a-days doctors can't be wasting time when they see a patient. They have 15-20 minutes to get you in and out so you need to be ready when they have to give EKG, do knee reflex checks, draw blood, listen to heart, lungs etc.

    When you are fully un-dressed, the doc can see everything and quickly do what he/she needs to do without fumbling with clothes.
     
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    Most of my adult life I have had internists for primary care. Due to changing circumstances my current primary doc is family practice. Internists have consistently had me naked with a gown. My current doc has me take off my shirt and drop-em as needed. Intuitively, naked seems more thorough but my current doc has been on top of things and I have no complaints.
    Dave
     
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    Oh, My doc says completely nude with a hard cock, :wink: I thought something was right!
     
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    Ha, amusing thread. For the primary care doc I remove my shirt and then other clothing as requested. With the urologist its drop trousers and do whatever I want above the waist.
     
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    I've had the same doctor for more than 20 years. Full physical is always completely nude. After the main physical, I get dressed again except fot the shirt and then the nurse comes in and does the EKG, after which I finish getting dressed, leave the urine sample in the bathroom and then go to the reception desk to get make a payment and get my payment receipt as well as schedule any follow up visits. Checkups for other things vary on what is being checked for what clothing items are removed.
     
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    My brother just had what is called a full skin exam for skin cancer screening and it was certainly full. The doctor told him to take his clothing off and the doc literally checked out every square inch. He said it was pretty invasive: even looked in his butt crack, his ball bag, etc.
     
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    I like to wear a gown for exams: preferably an off the shoulder one with a bias cut skirt, dyed to match shoes, and co ordinating accessories.
     
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    LOL you guys are funny. Now just have a little sympathy for us women.
    QUICK DESCRIPTION OF AN OB/GYN APPOINTMENT

    We are given a gown that opens in the front, the doctors feels our breast, squeeze the nipples; mash the stomach; make us scoot to the edge of the table with our legs in stirrups; with our asses half hanging off the table they swing a bright light to our vagina, scrape in there with a speculum; then remove that, stick their whole hand in feeling around and mashing our stomach; then they stick their hand in our anus to check for any additional things. The whole time the gown is gapping open, nipples pointing to the ceiling as well as eyes.

    Whew.....it does feel like an invasion of privacy. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE NURSE IN THE ROOM IS A NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR. :eek:
     
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    Not nice.

    But you should try being a shy 13 year old, with an ultra tight foreskin, who's ugly old aunt just happens to be a hospital Theatre Assistant and is asked to "take a look" by your folks.

    An aunt who then proceeds to do everything in her, not inconsiderable powers, to roll/slide said foreskin behind the glans.

    She failed, but not before a myriad of attempts with various lubricants and input/advice from parents and even my elder sisters:eek: plus a good half-hour had passed.

    Full points for effort, auntie. At least you gave me the kick up the backside I needed to make sure I never had to go through THAT again.:tongue:
     
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    I'd say i lost all shyness when i had a biopsy done on my cervix. Not only was it painful but the anxiety was so severe the entire time. They might as well brought in everyone i ever knew as a child to sit in and watch. They had about 3 people in there assisting my gynecologist while she stuck the scope and instruments inside for about 30 minutes before finally finishing up.

    Honestly, being in labor was less embarassing but way more intensely painful. I think once the pain degree gets turned up to the right notch you lose all inhibitions.

    I really dread the colonoscopy. I have all sorts of issues with my hindquarters, mentally that is.
     
  20. midlifebear

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    I've always viewed the USA medical way a power thing. "Here, strip and put this on." Leaving you vulnerable and feeling at a substantial disadvantage with the Doctor. Therefore, on those occasions I have needed to consult a US physician I ignore the medical assistant's, nurse's, or PA's instructions and greet the doctor fully clothed when he or she finally enters the examination room. I'm certain someone, somewhere, sometime thought having patients strip and wear gowns would save tons of time so doctors could quickly see more patients. In which case, that's there problem and not mine.

    Outside the USA, specifically in Europe and South America, physicians tend to be more considerate and substantially more professional regarding their bedside manner when dealing with patients. If they need you to remove an article of clothing or completely strip and wear a gown, they have screens in examination rooms behind which you can remove your clothes. The idea that you have to wear a gown to see your ear/nose/throat specialist just for to take swab for a strep throat infection and or bronchitis is just isn't the norm, unless the physician needs to see a rash or something else.