Happpy to share the details. I woke up early in the morning and of course I was not able to eat anything because I’ would need a complete blood test as part of the yearly exam. I always get a little nervous the morning of a physical but I got into my car and drove downtown where my primary care office is located. I parked my car, and then found my way in. I checked in at the front and within less than 5 minutes the nurse took me back. My only complaint is just how rude the nurses at this place can be, they are a little cold and quick but she took my BP, height, weight though the doctor usually gets mine again later. She said she would let the doctor know that I was waiting. The doctor came in while I was still clothed and we caught up on my vaccines (didn’t need any), my BP is a bit high when I come to the doctor’s. He said he would order a full lipid panel; routine blood work; and a completely Sti panel.
It was time to start the exam. He had me go behind the curtain in the exam room and take off all my clothes to my underwear but I also took my socks off. I heard him typing on the chart while I was undressing. I gently pulled back the curtain to announce that I was ready. He said “wonderful” and took my height/weight with my clothes off to get a more accurate weight measure. The lights are so bright and I could feel myself getting cold in the exam room and there is a mirror on the door way so I could see myself for parts of the exam being poked and prodded. He started with my ears, looked inside moved things around. Inside my eyes, mouth, etc very briefly. He had me put my mask back on and moved to my respiratory and cardiovascular system. He listened to my lungs having me breathe deep in and out and then later to my heart looking at the time on his watch to see that it was accurate beat.
He had me lay down on the table and then he said “I’m going to check your internal organs”. He pushed his hands behind my back and in front of me and rolled his hands back and forth and explained he was feeling for a healthy liver. He pushed my belly and tapped it asking when was the last time I had a bowel movement. He listened to my heart with me laying down and I just stared at the bright light above every pore and part of my body under the bright light and doctor’s eyes. He put the sethoscope on my belly and then my bladder, going down and down closer to my genital region.
He lofted the band of my underwear and said “I’m going to prepare to check you down here. Please carefully remove your underwear”. He left to go wash his hands and put on a pair of gloves and I heard the paper of the table crinkle and move while I took off my underwear leaving myself completely exposed for him to see. He came back and became separating my scrotum since it was tight due to the coldness of the room. He gently held one testicle and said “feeling for abnormalities and lumps”. And later goes “a very healthy epidimitis”. He pulled the other one as well and demonstrated to me on how to do self exam. He spent a second following the spermatic chord into the rest of my body.
Next, he had me stand up in front of him and did a hernia test. He put his fingers above my testicle and said “please cough” did the other said and said “again”.
I was finished at that point, makes excerpt for the underwear around my legs. The exam was over and I changed behind the privacy curtain. He reviewed some stuff and escorted me to the labs where my results would be available in “1-2 days”.
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