I've never had to do exercises for a physical before, but one time I had to do certain movements/ motions while being examined. I was 27, undressed down to my underwear and wearing a gown with the opening in the back. A female NP at an occupational med clinic was giving me a pre-employment physical. After she completed the heent exam she asked me if she could lower my gown, of course I said yes. She listened to my lungs and heart, she then had me lie back, did the abdominal exam, and had me sit back up. She then raised my gown back into position and re-tied the upper strings near my neck but not the lower ties at the waist of the gown.
Next, she told me to stand up as she sat on her stool, I thought for sure the hernia exam was next and actually had my thumbs in the waistband of my boxers ready to pull them down as I stood on the little step at the end of the exam table. That's when she told me to step down and walk toward the wall opposite her. I don't remember everything or exactly what she had me do, but it was things like hold out my arms and close my eyes, lift one foot then the other, squat down, etc. At times I had to face her, other times facing away. I remember feeling very awkward when she had me bend over and touch my toes and my gown was hanging straight down from my neck, leaving me bent over in my underwear. I suddenly became very self conscious about how little I was wearing and how stupid I must look at that moment. I felt very exposed. Eventually she had me walking to the middle of the room and back a few times, away from her and towards her. Finally, she had me stop near the exam table and turn and face her. As she opened a drawer and was pulling out a pair of gloves, she told me “Almost done, just one more thing to do. The hernia exam."
This was my first time to ever wear a gown for a physical and I had no idea what the procedure was supposed to be for this part. Do I take the gown off or leave it on? Do I lift it up, pull it to the side? She wheeled her stool right up in front of me as she was putting her gloves on and said, “I just need you to lower your underwear”. I remember reaching around back through the opening of my gown and pushing my boxers down a bit and them just falling completely to the floor bunched up around my ankles and feet. She immediately reached out with her left hand and pulled my gown completely to the side, exposing the entire front of my body below my chest. As she is giving me a quick visual inspection and begins to insert her finger into my inguinal canal, I once again become very self conscious of how exposed I am to her and how stupid I must look turning my head coughing while she holds my nut sack up with her finger poked into me.