I just had my first annual physical with a new internist (my former one died last year). He has an excellent reputation and I like his manner. He examined everything like my former physicians have done (only in a more thorough manner) except for one thing.
He did not examine my genitals. He didn't examine my penis, palpitate my testicles, or check for a hernia ("turn your head and cough"). While he did ask me to drop my drawers for the digital rectal exam, he didn't tell me to turn around for the genital exam like I had been used to.
I don't know how to bring this up to him without it seeming a little "strange," so I am asking you men. At age 63, would examining my genitals be part of an ordinary annual physical?View Thread
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