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I just got back from a full physical exam. Man that prostrate exam is humbling! The Doc had a female med student working with him today and I didn't argue when she stepped out for that part.
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Ouch. On both the prostate and Gene's heartless mockery of your post.

While we're on humbling and sad shit, I got my PSP, Lumines, and a 1GB memory stick stolen yesterday because I was too stupid to put it in a locker.
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Originally posted by Placebo
Ouch. On both the prostate and Gene's heartless mockery of your post.

While we're on humbling and sad shit, I got my PSP, Lumines, and a 1GB memory stick stolen yesterday because I was too stupid to put it in a locker.

Heartless indeed!

Sorry about the loss Placebo
post #5 of 39
It was a joke.
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Originally posted by Gene Clean
It was a joke.

Mine wasn't.

But luckily I have a band of friends promising to beat the shit out of the guy when we find him.
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Female med student? Man, I'd be worried about getting a boner if she gave a physical...
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Originally posted by Placebo
Mine wasn't.

But luckily I have a band of friends promising to beat the shit out of the guy when we find him.

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post #9 of 39
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Originally posted by ShawnJ
Female med student? Man, I'd be worried about getting a boner if she gave a physical...


It is a pretty compromised position Shawn. I think that would be the last think on your mind.
post #10 of 39
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Originally posted by Gene Clean
It was a joke.

post #11 of 39
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Originally posted by ShawnJ
Female med student? Man, I'd be worried about getting a boner if she gave a physical...

Would that really be a concern while another man is probing your ass? If you get wood in that situation, then maybe it isn't the med student...

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post #12 of 39
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Originally posted by Tulkas
Would that really be a concern while another man is probing your ass? If you get wood in that situation, then maybe it isn't the med student...

As I said, it is a very compromising position
post #13 of 39
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Originally posted by Placebo
Mine wasn't.

But luckily I have a band of friends promising to beat the shit out of the guy when we find him.

On the bright side, you'll probably be very careful in the future and won't allow something more critical to be stolen. Now, it's obviously entirely their fault, but my point is that it's better to have stolen a plaything if it's going to ensure that you'll be less likely to have stolen a work-thing in the future.

I had some friends in college who had their laptops stolen. Now that really sucks, especially if you don't religiously backup your files.
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post #14 of 39
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Originally posted by Mac on a Mac
I just got back from a full physical exam. Man that prostrate exam is humbling! The Doc had a female med student working with him today and I didn't argue when she stepped out for that part.

If there are two hands on your sholders, it isnt a prostate exam!

LOL
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post #15 of 39
OK, a_greer just made me spit out my coffee laughing.

I am almost 33. What are the most recent recommendations in terms of when you ought to start these exams? They aren't something I am looking forward to starting, but also want to make sure I am looking after things, health wise.

How long did the exam take? I mean, if it is quickie and he is in and out in under a minute, then fine, I will deal with that. But, if he is working in there for a while, I think I'd atleast like him to buy me dinner, maybe some flowers.

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post #16 of 39
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It takes about 1 long minute. It really isn't that bad as long as you don't think about it too much.
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Originally posted by a_greer
If there are two hands on your sholders, it isnt a prostate exam!

LOL

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besides, I bet the doctor doesn't like it much either... So it's a mutual relationship
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post #19 of 39
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besides, I bet the doctor doesn't like it much either... So it's a mutual relationship

Enh, to him you're just another living body that has functions to be checked. He doesn't take it personally and he's been in the business long enough to not be "weirded" out by it anymore.
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post #20 of 39
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Originally posted by Tulkas
I am almost 33. What are the most recent recommendations in terms of when you ought to start these exams? They aren't something I am looking forward to starting, but also want to make sure I am looking after things, health wise.

I received my first prostate exam when I was around 30 as part of a physical. I've had two thus far and I'm only a couple years older than you.

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How long did the exam take? I mean, if it is quickie and he is in and out in under a minute, then fine, I will deal with that. But, if he is working in there for a while, I think I'd atleast like him to buy me dinner, maybe some flowers.

The examination itself only takes about 15 seconds at the most--not that big a deal. I'm sure if you were at risk or much older, the doc would have to spend a few more seconds examining the contours of the prostate gland.

Incidentally, I've had the first exam standing up (leaning a bit over the end of the examination bed) and the latter lying on my side. I hardly felt a thing for the second, so you may want to try that position out the first time you get "poked."
post #21 of 39
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Originally posted by LudwigVan
I received my first prostate exam when I was around 30 as part of a physical. I've had two thus far and I'm only a couple years older than you.



The examination itself only takes about 15 seconds at the most--not that big a deal. I'm sure if you were at risk or much older, the doc would have to spend a few more seconds examining the contours of the prostate gland.

Incidentally, I've had the first exam standing up (leaning a bit over the end of the examination bed) and the latter lying on my side. I hardly felt a thing for the second, so you may want to try that position out the first time you get "poked."

I went for a physical a few months ago, but this wasn't brought up as a part of it, and I sure as shit wasn't going to ask for it.

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post #22 of 39
You should have choose the female student, because her finger is probabily smaller ...

BTW I remember the day where I was a medical student, and when we checked ourselves the prostate.
Nowdays, the PSA is a better exam for checking cancers.

This said a skilled doctor is able to said the weight of your prostate just by this examination.

And yes physical examinations are not always great.
post #23 of 39
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I got the PSA results back today and all is well. I don't want to discourage anyone from getting examined. It's not that bad. I was just having a little fun with it here.

One of my friends who is Med student told me about the day in her second year when the class took turns giving each other physical exams so that they could get over any strange feelings about nudity. She said it was pretty stange to have seen her whole class naked.

Your suggestion about the female student is a good one Powerdoc. The idea just spooks me out a little.
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Originally posted by Mac on a Mac
I got the PSA results back today and all is well. I don't want to discourage anyone from getting examined. It's not that bad. I was just having a little fun with it here.

One of my friends who is Med student told me about the day in her second year when the class took turns giving each other physical exams so that they could get over any strange feelings about nudity. She said it was pretty stange to have seen her whole class naked.

Your suggestion about the female student is a good one Powerdoc. The idea just spooks me out a little.

Glad to see that your PSA are normals.

For the story of your friends, I should consider myself lucky to not have experienced the same thing.
I examined my own prostat, and nothing else. I bet that the naked experience was very strange indeed.
BTW there is always strange things during medical studies. We have a place for residents, and there was porn pic all the way. A sort of tradition if you want.
post #25 of 39
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Originally posted by Powerdoc
You should have choose the female student, because her finger is probabily smaller ...

my girlfriend and I are both med students right now and we have done our share of rectal exams. She is about 5'1" tall with petite hands and fingers to match. She completed an elective urology rotation recently. Her attending wouldn't let her do prostate exams after the first day because her fingers were too short to reach all the way up there!
post #26 of 39
oh wait, then I have had mine checked out before too. LOL
Just remembered, so I guess my first is at 18.

They made me lie on my side and had me bring forwards the upper leg exactly like a sleeping position. Then they used KY jelly and went in! Took like 10 seconds, felt awkward, hand up bum and all, and even more awkward since it was done by a female and one that was one of my "regulars" that I see everytime I go to the doctor's office. HAHA
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post #27 of 39
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Originally posted by Kishan
my girlfriend and I are both med students right now and we have done our share of rectal exams. She is about 5'1" tall with petite hands and fingers to match. She completed an elective urology rotation recently. Her attending wouldn't let her do prostate exams after the first day because her fingers were too short to reach all the way up there!

So long and small.

BTW an prostat examination by a skilled urologist is much more accurate, than a prostat exam of a non urologist.

I have read an article saying that the best exam for a prostat is a combo of the rectal exam and the PSA, but that because people fear the rectal exam, and many of them will avoid this exam at any costs, that PSA only exam, will detect more problems in the population than the combo.
post #28 of 39
Yeah, I've had a similar experience. It's not every day you're in a strange room that smells funny, sort of lay on your side with your legs sort of spread apart whilst a man you don't know that well covers an appendage with latex, lubricates it up and inserts it in your body.
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Originally posted by Mike Fishcake
It's not every day you're in a strange room that smells funny, sort of lay on your side with your legs sort of spread apart whilst a man you don't know that well covers an appendage with latex, lubricates it up and inserts it in your body.

It's not?

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post #30 of 39
The rectal exam is done yearly during a normal physical. Once you get to the age of 40 you also start to get colonoscopies every 5 years unless they see polyps. I have had several and the biggest difference in colonoscopies is the picture quality. The quality is so much better and the cameras are about 1/2 the size they use to be. I have some friends that are nurses and they all have stories about people getting excited during exams. After listening to them, there is no way I would want to join that list.

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Originally posted by reg
The rectal exam is done yearly during a normal physical. Once you get to the age of 40 you also start to get colonoscopies every 5 years unless they see polyps. I have had several and the biggest difference in colonoscopies is the picture quality. The quality is so much better and the cameras are about 1/2 the size they use to be. I have some friends that are nurses and they all have stories about people getting excited during exams. After listening to them, there is no way I would want to join that list.

reg

You are under general anesthesia during colonoscopies, so the excitation thing means nothing.
Colonoscopies is the only exam that prevent cancer. 99 % of colon cancer are related to polyps. If you cut them before they turn into cancer you can prevent big troubles.
post #32 of 39
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Originally posted by Tulkas
It's not?

Heh... not every day, no.

(But did he really have to say "ooh yeah, take it, you love it"?)
post #33 of 39
Well, hasn't this thread become a revolution of insight and wonder.
post #34 of 39
Heh.

I'd forgotten how much fun AI can be sometimes.
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post #35 of 39
This whole subject is strangely erotic to me
post #36 of 39
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Originally posted by Powerdoc
BTW an prostat examination by a skilled urologist is much more accurate, than a prostat exam of a non urologist.

My father in law got exams his whole life, and his doctor missed the cancer that was growing - later the urologist told him that regular doctors usually can't do the test very well.

Also, I heard that females have more tactile receptors in their fingers than men, so a female urologist would be your best bet.
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post #37 of 39
An exam may be slightly uncomfortable, but nothing beats the feeling of walking out of the doctors office after being told that there is nothing wrong.
I've had a few examinations, no big deal. My last PSA was 0.48. Anything below 4.0 is OK.

I guess it is the price we pay for the ability to write our name in the snow.
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Originally posted by ROFF
An exam may be slightly uncomfortable, but nothing beats the feeling of walking out of the doctors office after being told that there is nothing wrong.
I've had a few examinations, no big deal. My last PSA was 0.48. Anything below 4.0 is OK.

I guess it is the price we pay for the ability to write our name in the snow.

And no childbirth, menstration, and social glass ceilings...

But on the other hand, we miss out on hot lesbian action.
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Originally posted by e1618978
My father in law got exams his whole life, and his doctor missed the cancer that was growing - later the urologist told him that regular doctors usually can't do the test very well.

Also, I heard that females have more tactile receptors in their fingers than men, so a female urologist would be your best bet.

Sure, but unfortunately there is not so many female urologists.
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