MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

Physical Exam of the Adolescent Male 

Information about what male teenagers can expect during a physical examination.

MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

Well-Care Visits 

Detailed information on well-care visits and children, including when you should schedule well-care visits.

MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

Screening Tests for Common Diseases 

Information about tests for the most common diseases.

MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

Why Your Healthcare Provider Asks for a Urine Sample 

Few tests can match the routine urine analysis for telling your doctor what's going on inside your body.

MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

What Is a Neurological Exam? 

A neurological exam may be performed with instruments, such as lights and reflex hammers, and usually does not cause any pain to the patient.

MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

Why Your Healthcare Provider Presses Your Belly 

When your health care provider presses on your belly, he or she is feeling to see if any major internal organs are enlarged or tender, making them painful to touch, which could indicate disease.

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Why Your Healthcare Provider Takes a Blood Sample 

In adults, a screening blood sugar test is generally used to determine if your blood sugar is too high. For adults, having an elevated blood sugar usually will not give you symptoms and may indicate a pending or current problem with type 2 diabetes.

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Why Your Healthcare Provider Examines Your Neck and Throat 

Your doctor is check for everything from a routine case of strep throat to a life-threatening case of cancer.

MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

Physical Exam of the Newborn 

A complete physical exam is an important part of newborn care.