Doctor's Physical

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  1. darkbond007

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    So...

    I haven't had a physical in about 17 years (seen doctors for numerous singular issues but not a full on physical). I said this at work this week and everyone looked at me like I was a petri dish. LOL! They also exclaimed that our work medical coverage entitles us to one free physical a year. So with that knowledge I will be going to get one in the next few months.

    Now my question is....from a genital stand point...what do the doctor's do? I'm currently sourcing doctor recommendations but the funny thing is even though I'm straight I don't want a female doctor.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Well, part of the answer to that depends on your age. At any age, the doctor will have you pull down your pants, and they will then hold your testicles while you cough so that they can check for a hernia. Used to be that if you were over 40 you would also have to bend over while they stick a finger up your butt to check your prostate, but I think they only do that now if they have done a blood test for PSA (prostate specific antigen) and it comes back abnormal. Hope this helps! I also haven't had a physical in a little while but this is what I do know.
     
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  3. darkbond007

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    I'm 29. Sounds like not that big of a deal.
     
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    Here's a thought: since when does your sexual orientation dictate an implied preference for a doctor of the opposite sex in situations where your genitalia are concerned? That's pretty shallow, don't you think?
     
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    Nope, they still do this for regular physicals. Just had one a few months ago
     
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    Gender has nothing to do with a doctor's medical qualifications. In all likelihood a female doctor would have more concern for your genitals than a male doctor.
     
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    It's unnecessary in addition to being shallow. Funny thing is guys who think they are straight and some who actually are lake to make every opportunity to tell you so.
     
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    If gender has nothing to do with qualifications, why would you promote a sexist and unsupportable assertion like that?
     
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    Huh? Any decent doctor, male or female, is going to have a healthy amount of concern.
     
  10. darkbond007

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    Youre reading too much into that comment. Not shallow at all.
    Apologies if you were offended.
     
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    Any GOOD doctor, regardless of gender, will first feel both of your testicles for abnormal growths, hydroceles or varicoceles. Typically, they really don't have to physically examine your penis because they can see if anything is abnormal except if you still have foreskin in which case they may pull it back and look.
    doctors will also have you either lay down on your side with one leg pulled up to your chest or have you lean over the back of the examining table. They will put on a glove, lube it with KY and stick their finger or possibly two in your anus about an inch or slightly more to feel your prostate gland and they will tell you is it is soft, slightly enlarged, or if they feel some abnormality that requires more tests.
    You can and should complete all these tests yourself in the privacy of your shower on a regular basis. Yes, just soap up your finger and stick it up your ass. Push up toward your penis and you will feel your prostate.
     
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    First of all, I wasn't promoting anything sexist; it was a personal thought. Second, "qualifications" and "rapt attention" are two different things.

    Do you spend your time here looking for weak cases to argue?
     
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    Find a doctor with thin fingers. My old doctor had fingers like sausages and it really hurt when he did the prostate exam. My woman doctor had nice thin fingers and was very professional about the exam but she left the practice. My current doctor (male) is about average.
     
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    What the doctor does is going to depend on what you tell them. If you are having any issues, STD symptoms, the exam is going to be more thorough than if you have do health issues.

    If your 29, the DRE (digital rectal exam) is unlikely unless you tell your doctor you have issues or a history of early prostate cancer.

    Since you haven't been to the doctor in a long time, you probably want to tell them that. Also, if you are sexually active, you will want to get tested for syphilis and HIV.

    It probably wouldn't hurt to also make sure you are current on your immunizations.

    When you set up the appointment with the new doctor, give them your old doctor's information, so they can transfer your medical records and have time to review them before your visit.

    Despite what the other posters have said, you should pick a medical professional that you feel comfortable being open and honest with. If you are more comfortable with a specific gender, there is nothing wrong with that.
     
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    Regardless what anyone says its all about what you feel most comfortable with be it male or female
     
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    Yea, don't we wish! :biggrin1:

    What I can't figure out is even after he looks right at the camerman (several spots the camera moves around to get closer to him, especially after he lies down) what on earth is he doing in the beginning? He's like rubbing spit on his legs and stuff? What's with that?
     
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    My uncle who is 2 yrs younger than me is so homophobic he won't even let a Man barber cut his hair much less a man dr touch his penis. LOL
     
  20. B_Nicodemous

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    eric that is great advice. However the HIPPA act of 1996 means that he will need to sign a release of information form from any previous doctor, authorizing them to send his records to only the health care providers or agencies he lists. Alternately he can have them released them directly to him (it's the same form) and he can disseminate them to whoever he feels like.

    In addition to the syphilis and HIV (2 simple blood draws), you may wish to have them take urine sample to check for gonorrhea and chlamydia. A throat swab should be done as well if you have been sexually active to check for gonorrhea of the throat. This next one may not pertain to you, but for anyone who indulges in anal play where fluids might be exchanged an anal swab to check for gonorrhea in the rectum is recommended. Genital warts and herpes sores are identified visually at the same time as the check for inguinal hernia. Hope this helps.:smile:
     
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