Some men avoid physicals unless they absolutely have to get one. However, knowing what to expect during your physical exam will certainly ease your mind and make things go smoothly. Our men’s internal medicine services in Tempe offer premier men’s healthcare in a comfortable and friendly environment. Here are few things to expect.
A doctor can check the testicles for lumps, tenderness, or changes in size. Most men with testicular cancer notice a growth before seeing a doctor.
The famous “turn your head and cough” checks for a weakness in the abdominal wall between the intestines and scrotum.
A doctor might notice evidence of sexually transmitted infections such as warts or ulcers on the penis.
Inserting a finger in the rectum lets the doctor feel the prostate for its size and any suspicious areas.
You doctor can use a range of techniques including tapping the abdomen to detect liver size and presence of abdominal fluid, listening for bowel sounds with a stethoscope and checking for tenderness.
Nerves, muscle strength, reflexes, balance, and mental state may be assessed.
Skin and nail exams could indicate a problem or disease somewhere else in the body.
Even if you think you are in perfectly good physical condition, there are many things that may go unnoticed for years without a wellness visit. By scheduling an annual exam, you will actually get help to stay fit for as long as possible. Come see us today.