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  1. 0 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 healthy 29 year old to recieve a prostate exam it was very embarasing
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  3. Visit  WhiteCaps profile page
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    Quote from pat29
    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 healthy 29 year old to recieve a prostate exam it was very embarasing

    That sounds very invasive for an employment physical!
  4. Visit  pat29 profile page
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    Quote from WhiteCaps
    That sounds very invasive for an employment physical!
    I know thats what I am asking I am starting to think that it is possible she was on her internship and was experimenting on me
  5. Visit  RNPATL profile page
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    Did she introduce herself as a resident or intern? I have never been required to have a prostate exam for any job physical I have had. I agree with the previous posters in that this type of exam is very invasive. Was there something in your hisotry that might have clued her in to the need for this type of an exam? Just a thought?
  6. Visit  deliverygirl99 profile page
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    Quote from RNPATL
    Did she introduce herself as a resident or intern? I have never been required to have a prostate exam for any job physical I have had. I agree with the previous posters in that this type of exam is very invasive. Was there something in your hisotry that might have clued her in to the need for this type of an exam? Just a thought?
    You should be thankful that she was thorough in her exam! Why on earth would you complain (yes that was sarcasm in case you didn't recognize it)
    As far as not having to "endure" a prostate exam for job physicals had she not done an exam and you developed prostate cancer later on you could come back and sue her for not doing the exam. You can probably thank the current state of the medicolegal environment for this inconvenience. More than likely she was covering her a$$ by digitally probing yours.
  7. Visit  pat29 profile page
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    Quote from RNPATL
    Did she introduce herself as a resident or intern? I have never been required to have a prostate exam for any job physical I have had. I agree with the previous posters in that this type of exam is very invasive. Was there something in your hisotry that might have clued her in to the need for this type of an exam? Just a thought?
    I think she did say she was an intern but I am not 100% and no there is no history and I am very healthly
  8. Visit  RNPATL profile page
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    Then perhaps she was just being very thorough. Deliverygirl99 is right about all the lawsuits.
  9. Visit  pat29 profile page
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    Quote from RNPATL
    Then perhaps she was just being very thorough. Deliverygirl99 is right about all the lawsuits.
    Yes 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
  10. Visit  WalkingInTheRain profile page
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    She was trying to be thorough. It might be uncomfortable but, she's trying to do what's best for you.
  11. Visit  Havin' A Party! profile page
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    Gotta chime in: it does seem a bit odd IMHO with repect to your young age and circumstances (job physical). Agree a check for inguinal hernia would be appropriate.

    But maybe this was the highlight of her day.
  12. Visit  Nurse Ratched profile page
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    Be 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.
  13. Visit  pat29 profile page
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    Quote from Nurse Ratched
    Be 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.
    I understand she was trying to do a good job but it was still embarassing. :imbar

    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.

    Thanks again
  14. Visit  Havin' A Party! profile page
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    Again... This too sounds a little odd.

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