My Dr. visits are very similar to yours. I always go and have my labs done two weeks prior to my appointment so my Dr. can have the results available during my visit. Otherwise it will require another vist/co-pay.
I however am asked to strip down to my unederwear and put on a paper gown. Then when my Dr. comes in he compares labs from last vist and current visit and asks if I have any concerns and the family history thing as well.
If theirs any difference in my labs good or bad he'll ask if I'm doing anything differnet (eating/working out).
He then begins his examination top to bottom. However, I don't recall having a DRE during every visit.
When my oldest son was your son's age, his Dr. told us that the best way to teach a child to learn how to use the bathroom was to actually take him/her to the bathroom with you when you went # 1 & # 2, This way they would see and learn from you.
No polyps found (Thank God), He did however find a few small internal hemorrhoids which explains the ocassional blood in my stool.
Anyway, Dr.said they were very minor and I need not to be too concerned about them, but did recommend I change my diet by adding a little more Fiber to it,
By the way, you guys were right, the worse part of the entire procedure was the preparation for it. The Miralax mixed with Gatorade wasn't soo bad after all. However, the loss of sleep of having to get up every 10-15 minutes to go to the bathroom really sucked,
Oh and HairyD, although I may no longer have a Virgin ass, I think my ass hurt more from all the wiping than it did from the scope. I'm just glad I was completely out during the procedure........LoL
Once again, thanks for your input.
It was the constant wiping that killed me the most....LoLView Thread