What happens during a Physical I mean i have hurd stuff like turn ur head to the left and cough(why). So if any one has go to have a Physical can u tell me wut happend and why??? im kind freeked about getting one (ps when are u supposed to go 4 them)(age) :confused:
Hey bud, usually docs like to give physicals sometime during puberty or teenage years just to make sure everything is ok. Sports requires them so most of us get our first one then. After that unless there is a problem most docs don't see the need to do them regularly....until about age 40, then its once a year. Doc will listen to your heart, check eyes, ears, nose, throat, press around on your belly and generally check things out. He/she will have you drop your pants and check the genitals and scrotum (looking for testicular cancer) so he/she will fell your testicles. The "turn your head and cough" routine is about checking for a hernia. So he/she will press a finger just under your scrotum and ask that you turn your head and cough...then they change and do the other side. This allows them to see if there is a hernia there. As we get older the doc adds a prostate check which involves a lubed and gloved finger in the anus to feel the prostate. However, that doesn't start until about age 45 or so.... It may not be the most pleasant experience...but it helps to be safe and make sure all systems are working right all the time!
also at the age of 13 i dont know if this is everywhere they have to start asking you about drugs and they will look down your pants to check if everythings there yeah its not to bad