Are you asking because you have yet to get a physical or because you wonder how other people get physicals? My physicals are normal heart breathing stuff, check eyes and ears, are there any problems. . . . Shots if i need any. and he just makes me pull down my pants and then my boxers when hes ready to check me out? and says cough, breathe, done? I havent had one in a while but thats what i remember.
My dr is usually pretty thorough, but he does not have me undress at all until he needs me to remove something. I've asked the assistance if I should get undressed and was told no. I would love to get naked and sit and wait!! He has in the past looked me over well. I've had hernia surgery and he's checked that out, so he has to handle my penis. He also performs a rectal, so he does get into most areas well.
When I schedule a physical my Dr. has me strip to my underwear and does the exam. Eyes, ears, mouth, breathing, reflexes, etc. When it is time to do the hernia check and DRE he has me pull down my underwear.
At one of my previous doctors I did stay shirtless for the exam and then when it was time for the testicle and hernia check I dropped my pants.
Now with my current doctor, I get an EKG and the nurse has me take off my shirt for that, but says I can put it back on for the rest of the physical. My doctor comes in for the rest of the physical and just has me drop my pants for the testicle and hernia check. I haven't gotten to the rectal exams yet.
As far as physicals go, its pretty uneventful and if I was uncomfortable being naked (which I'm not) I definitely wouldn't have anything to worry about.
I don't think I've ever heard of a doctor that makes you strip down naked for the entire physical. It just seems unnecessary, and more guys would be uncomfortable with that compared to the relatively smaller number that would enjoy it. (not mentioning any names...)
Personally, my doctor checks everything else first, and then asks me to take off my shirt for the parts he needs to. And I just drop my pants and underwear for the testicular check which is usually near the end.
I understand if ur nervous to get a physical because I have to get one today, i am kind of nervous. But one thing I'm not is scared. I just do it for the sport I love, well cheerleading doesn't count as a sport but still, do it for the thing you love, but whatever you do, do not get an erection. A little nasty and weird, but if that doesn't happen, you're all good
My Doctor comes in and talks to me first to go over any concerns or changes in my or family history. He then has me strip down to my shorts and does the physical. I now ask for the lab work Rx when I schedule the exam so that he has the results when I see him. He checks eyes ears, throat, listens to my chest and stomach, checks pulse at various locations, probes my abdomen, checks reflexes,etc.. After he has examined everything else he has me stand and slip down my shorts and examines my genitals and checks for hernia. I then lean over the exam table and he does the DRE. Like some of the earlier posts, I want the doctor to see me naked so that he can look for any issues. I also go to a dermatologist for a skin check and he does a complete head to toe check looking at everything. The dermatologist has me get undressed as he inspects different parts of my body. Each Doctor has his own routine. The important thing is that they do a complete exam which includes looking at all parts of your body.
My Dr. visits are very similar to yours. I always go and have my labs done two weeks prior to my appointment so my Dr. can have the results available during my visit. Otherwise it will require another vist/co-pay.
I however am asked to strip down to my unederwear and put on a paper gown. Then when my Dr. comes in he compares labs from last vist and current visit and asks if I have any concerns and the family history thing as well.
If theirs any difference in my labs good or bad he'll ask if I'm doing anything differnet (eating/working out).
He then begins his examination top to bottom. However, I don't recall having a DRE during every visit.
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