nudity during physical

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  1. dave2006

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    Have you ever had a physical where you were naked during the entire exam?

    My last physical the nurse told me to remove all my clothing and put the gown on. I said everything. She said everything! So when my new doctor came in he had me take the gown off right away and I was completely nude during the whole physical. I thought is was a little odd but I didn't think it was done to be perverted. He was an older doctor. Maybe that how it was done back in the day. has anyone else experinced this?
     
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    which country do you live in btw? I'm from England, and I never hear about nude physical exams, (let alone any type of general physical exam due to most people being on the NHS) :tongue:

    I'm sure it was all above board though! You're right, maybe because it was because he was just older :smile:
     
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    Never completely nude.
     
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    Same doctor for more than 20 years and most of the complete physicals have been with me completely unclothed. It makes it easier for him to do his job of checking various body parts both physically and visually-when I lost 30 pounds and was becoming gaunt and emaciated, my being naked made it that much more obvious. It also helps to be undressed already before that irksome prostate exam. Additionally, he prefers the weigh-in to be done when I am undressed as it tells my exact body weight and leaves no allowance for flucuation due to undershorts or socks being a different weight from one exam to another. Never bothered me being naked for this-it's all very medical and proper.
     
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    That's just f'd up.
     
  6. MASSIVEPKGO_CHUCK

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Never had, and never will, unless it's a young single, and attractive female doctor.
     
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    I'm not sure what the difference is?

    I've had doctor's ask me to take my clothes off when I had stomach aches, and when I've had groin pulls. We've all been naked in the locker room, so I'm not really sure why it's a big deal. It's just easier for him to check out medical probelms.

    Having said that, I wouldn't get naked for a sore toe.:wink: But for physicals and such, yes.
     
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    No I've never been totally nude during a physical. Usually it's only the one part of the body being examined at the time that's nude.

    Never heard of that before.
     
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    Highly unusual I would say.
     
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    My high school and college sports physicals were done with the whole team naked en masse. These days, though, the nurse provides a gown, which the doctor can raise for the hernia test or spread for the prostate test.
     
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    For physicals I've always been asked to strip down to my briefs. And I only remove them for the hernia and prostate exams.
     
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    Depends on the doctor. In this day of everyone wanting to hide their assets, and rampant charges of sexual misconduct, having the patient keep at least underwear on or use a gown is normal. But there are some docs who do prefer you to strip down. Saves time, makes it easier. My doc (older) does it that way, but he will not do physicals for women any more. Too risky in his opinion.
     
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    Get over it, it's a doctor's job to examine the entire body, this current (hopefully short-lived) trend in some regions of some countries toward total freak outs about nudity must not get in the way of the important job of a doctor. Any doctor who let's any fear stop him from doing his job, shouldn't be a doctor. Seriously this kind of exam is important, as demonstrated below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6KKz4bF6g8
     
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    Nope never...nor did I ever find the medical environment remotely sexy, with its connotation of disease and death...hot nurse or not.


     
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    Pecker, you played sports?!!!

    Same here.
     
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    I had a complete body check from a dermatologist. She walk around me with a clipboard taking notes__it was very unnerving. Couldn't wait till I got out of there.
     
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    Totally nude no. I'm normally in just my boxers until he does the Hernia & Prostate exams.
     
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    For these very reasons for some it doesn't have to be done in a traditional medical environment, some find it a totally different more positive experience to have it done like this with a fun group atmosphere:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUVKN8tMpaE
     
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    Especially 20 or more years ago a lot of them depended upon whether the doctor serviced in the military. It is still true today I'm sure. With the doctors then being use to having hundreds of guys stripped down in an assembly line physical, I'm sure they think nothing of asking a patient to do the same.

    Also, today, most insurance companies won't pay for a complete physical. The physical that most doctors perform today is a limited one. If you go to a specialist or a doctor who YOU are paying for a complete physical, expect to get completely nude.

    We guys think of the prostate exam being a physical. It is only one part of a complete physical. Insurance companies will pay for that part of a physical. A complete physical requires that the doctor see every square inch of the body though some doctors will allow some clothing for private parts except when they are being examined. I doubt most people have had a complete physical as their insurance company won't pay for it.

    Same for ladies, the mammogram and pap smear are not complete physicals tnough most ladies refer to those as physicals.

    It is my understanding from what some from Europe have said that the concept of a complete physical checking all parts of the body even though they appear to be fine is not common like it is here in the USA.
     
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    When I became a student at the University of Minnesota in 1957, all new students were made to believe that they were required to have a physical examination. Men and women were examined separately. The women were given paper gowns and paper slippers; the men were given paper slippers. So, there were perhaps about 100 men at a time, naked, waiting for physical examinations.

    A couple years ago, when I broke my leg while out of town, I had to go to a nursing home after being in the hospital for about 4 days. I was in the nursing home for 10 days. Actually, I could have done just fine in a hotel, but of course neither Medicare nor my medigap insurance would pay for a hotel, so the nursing home was the only alternative.

    It was a compound fracture and the surgeon inserted a titanium rod and 5 screws. At the nursing home, they persisted in treating me as though I was totally helpless and incompetent. The only way I could take a shower was with a female nurse's aid "assisting" and observing me wash every part of my body; I definitely did not like it. If there had been a medical need for it, it wouldn't have bothered me, but obviously having one broken leg does not make one totally helpless. My protests were ineffective and either I had to go along with it or not take a shower.
     
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