Physical exam with a dr. of the opposite gender

Patient : I am a 32 year old male and for the first time I am going to a female physician for a physical next month. I know some doctors of the opposite gender will do a quick look at just height, weight, blood pressure, heartbeat,lungs ask a few questions and that's it. Some doctors will do a full head to toe physical exam where a guy must strip to his underwear, barefooted, and shirtless and the doctor checks EVERYTHING! including a genital and rectal exam and the turn your head and cough test. Which exam is likely going to happen for me? Is it too early to tell? Do female docs check everything for a male patient? or does it depend on the dr? Very respectfully Jason S.
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I woke up this morning with a pain in my bladder that was dull. While working this morning it became very painful and...

Q: I am on tegretol for epilepsy and have had no fits in more than 30 years, I would like to start doing amateur boxing ...

Q: My fiancé got drunk on an empty stomach and when he ate he threw up. I have horrible emetophobia, did he vomit...

Q: I have had earaches for several months. I went to a specialist who checked me out and said it was nothing serious. I ...

Q: I have a tailors bunion on my right pinky toe. It is extremely painful wearing certain types of shoes. If I choose to...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews