Why do doctors feel your neck?

Feeling your neck and under your ears is a way to see if your lymph nodes (often referred to as glands) are enlarged. It's normal for them to increase in size when your body is fighting an infection.
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What are doctors checking for when they push on your stomach?

I was wondering, why do doctors push on your stomach during a checkup or if you complain of abdominal pain? Pressing on your stomach is a way to find out if the size of your internal organs is normal, to check if anything hurts, and to feel if anything unusual is going on.
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Why do cardiologists look at your neck?

New research says neck width may reveal your risk. March 12, 2009— -- When a doctor determines your risk for heart disease, he or she might look at your weight, cholesterol level and blood pressure.
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Why do doctors tap your chest and back?

Tap Your Back

That tapping action has a name: “percussion.” And just like a drum, your lungs have air that carries sound. That sound can let your doctor know if there is liquid inside your lungs, which can happen if you are sick. Fluid in your lungs can signify emphysema, heart failure, or cancer.
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Why do doctors take a peek?

The otoscope lets the doctor get a good look at yours and the light helps spot any problems, like fluid in your ear that could be an infection.
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Why do doctors touch your breasts?

Breast exams help doctors check that everything's normal. During a breast exam, a doctor or nurse practitioner will feel a woman's breasts to check any lumps and bumps and see if there are changes since the last exam. Doctors don't usually start doing breast exams until a woman is in her 20s.
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Why do doctors lift up your pants?

It's self-protective. About the opening of the pants question: most physicians would ask the patient to undo the button(s) him/herself, and explain that it is for the purpose of examining the abdomen. It's as simple as that. You cannot do a proper exam without undoing the pants.
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What do doctors see when they look in ears?

What Happens During an Ear Exam. First, your doctor will examine the outside of your ear. Then they'll use something called an otoscope to look inside. It's a handheld tool with a light and a magnifying lens that lets your doctor see into your ear canal and get a view of your eardrum.
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Why does a doctor look in your eyes?

The observation of that nerve is a crucial part of a comprehensive eye examination. By examining your eyes in this way, your eye doctor can often detect conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arterial plaque, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, stroke, leukemia and many other conditions.
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Why do doctors ask you to squeeze their fingers?

To test for osteoarthritis of the hand, you may be asked to squeeze your doctor's finger, hold onto a piece of paper while he or she tries to pull it away, or pick up a small coin or object. The doctor may also place pressure on a possibly affected area to see if the joint is stable or not.
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How do I know if my heart is OK?

Blood Tests

A blood test can measure levels of your cholesterol, including LDL "bad" cholesterol and HDL "good" cholesterol. It can also help diagnose other conditions such as anemia or thyroid disease that can affect your heart.
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How do you know if your heart is weak?

Signs of a Weakened Heart Muscle
  1. Shortness of breath (also known as dyspnea), particularly when you lie down or exert yourself.
  2. Chest pain, especially a heavy sensation in your chest indicative of heart failure caused by a heart attack.
  3. Fatigue.
  4. Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet (also known as edema)
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How will you know if you have heart problem?

Signs and symptoms can include: Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure and chest discomfort (angina) Shortness of breath. Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms if the blood vessels in those parts of your body are narrowed.
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What organs are by your belly button?

This part of your abdomen is referred to as the umbilical region. It contains parts of your stomach, small and large intestine, and your pancreas.
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Why do guys press on your lower stomach?

When you put pressure on the lower abdomen, you're pushing on the bladder, which, in turn, pushes on the G-spot just below it. "There's a fair amount of skin and muscle in the way, but stimulation is definitely possible," says sex therapist Vanessa Marin.
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Why do doctors make you follow their finger?

As part of the exam and testing, the doctor will be looking at your eye movements. These tests require you to follow the doctor's finger while it moves and/or follow a target on a screen while you wear VNG goggles. These tests allow the doctors to evaluate how your eyes move.
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Can doctors hug patients?

Hugging should never be mandatory, Vejar says, but providers should recognize how much a hug might mean to patients. “It lets them know that their presence is welcome, that they are valued, that we care about them, and that they are being heard,” she says.
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Why do doctors check your tongue?

Since ancient times, Chinese medical practitioners have looked at patients' tongues to diagnose disease. “The tongue provides information about every system in the body,” says Ryan Gauthier, DAOM, RAc, LMT, a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine with Henry Ford's Center for Integrative Medicine.
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Can you see the brain through your eyes?

A neurosurgeon at the University of Cape Town is pioneering a way to diagnose a brain condition through patients' eyes. Since ancient times, the eye has been seen as a portal to the innermost secrets of the human mind and body – a window to the soul.
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Why do doctors look in your eyes with a light?

You've seen it on television: A doctor shines a bright light into an unconscious patient's eye to check for brain death. If the pupil constricts, the brain is OK, because in mammals, the brain controls the pupil.
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Why does a doctor look at your hands?

The examination of the hand and nails can lead to a number of diagnoses. Some of these include liver disease (Terry's nails), kidney disease (Lindsay's nails), lung disease (nail clubbing), endocarditis and many others.
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Can a doctor see pressure in your ear?

Using a pneumatic otoscope lets your doctor see what the eardrum looks like. It also shows how well the eardrum moves when the pressure inside the ear canal changes. It helps the doctor see if there is a problem with the eustachian tube or fluid behind the eardrum (otitis media with effusion).
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What age do doctors look at your private areas?

For girls who are not sexually active, pelvic exams should begin at age 18, the gynecologists' group recommends. It also recommends that girls begin at puberty to visit a gynecologist to be educated about sexuality and women's health issues.
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What is a male private part doctor called?

Urologists are specifically trained in penile, testicular, and genital health, so they can offer individualized information about treatment and prevention.
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What do doctors do during a physical for a girl?

Your doctor will both visually and physically examine your vagina, vulva, and cervix, checking for any abnormalities that may be indicative of cancer, sexually transmitted disease, or other benign condition.
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