Physical exam question - page 2
I am a 29 year old male during a job physical at a local clinic the female doctor gave me the most complete physical ever it included a testicular and prostate exam do you think is it normal for a... Read More
0Mar 15, '04 by pat29Quote from Nurse RatchedI understand she was trying to do a good job but it was still embarassing. :imbarBe grateful she was being thorough. Believe me, no one enjoys doing that, least of all the doc. She cared that you got a complete physical.
Here is another question for the group after the exam I was finishing getting dressed and a assistant started to clean the room. I mean that was almost as embarassing as getting the prostate exam a girl comes in and starts putting the lube and PSA bottle away and throwing out the paper towel that the doc dumped a bunch of lube on. :imbar
Is this normal I would think if a male assistant started cleaning the room after a girl gets a pelvic I think she would sue the clinic why is male modesty not a concern.
0Mar 27, '04 by ceecel.deePat,
You seem a bit fixated on your feeling of embarrassment. You went in asking for a physical, and that is what you got. Some practitioners believe that if the patient is male, they have a prostate and it will be checked. They will automatically check a female's breasts, regardless of her age.
Trust me, your embarrassment is wasted energy. They do so many of these exams, or clean up after so many of them, they are in auto pilot about attaching any feeling to them. (However, waiting to clean up a room until the patient is actually gone, seems to be more correct in the etiquette department.)
0May 18, '04 by DOCS RNPat29, no this is definately not normal. A rectal/prostate exam is not required for an employment physical. It just like requiring a female to have a pelvic and breast exam for employment. I would question this person and administration with regard to this practice and persue it to the end. The practioner was very much out of line.
0May 18, '04 by camay1221_RNI have a friend with a 21 year old who was dx with testicular cancer as a result of abnormal finding on a routine exam. Granted, it wasn't for his job, but take some comfort in knowing, had there been something there, her thoroughness could have saved your life.
Quote from pat29Yes she was very through!! and the job physical did not require most of what she did it was very embarassing to have to get the exam with a female doc I am asking if it is normal to get a prostate exam at under 40
0Nov 5, '05 by Paul12Would women be happen with a thorough check if just for a job that they had to have some male doctor doing a thorough vaginal inspection? Would they be saying "gee I’m glad that doctor gave me such a thorough exam"? No they would be calling their lawyers to sue the doctor.
Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Dec 17, '05
0Dec 16, '05 by PorcupineI realize you may have been embarrassed, but you should be thankful to have her providing the best care she could. My last "physical" was a joke.
The whole event took about 15 min., including being weighed and blood sample. I have had more complete examinations when I was a kid getting
ready for summer camp. This doctor has been giving me physicals now for
3 years. Each year, the exam gets shorter and less informative.
Needless to say, I have changed doctors and I will be getting a real exam
as soon as my insurance will let me. I want, and expect, a complete physical examination. The doctor, the nurses and whoever may embarrass
me, but it will not be as embarrassing as needlessly dying at an early age.
Some day you may look back and be grateful.