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I had a strange physical today.

Today a had my annual exam done by a new doctor, and she did a 5 minute breast exam on me. This is a internal medicine doctor and not a obgyn dr. Does this seem strange for annual exam? Are there any other women who get breast exams with a annual exam?

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Niakids

Asked by Niakids at 3:02 AM on Jul. 3, 2009 in Health

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  • yeah I had 3 diferent Dr. and they all did a breast exam at my yearly exam
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 3:04 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Every annual I've had they do a breast exam.
    KaceesMom

    Answer by KaceesMom at 3:24 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I always have a breast exam with my annual.
    morningglory1

    Answer by morningglory1 at 4:42 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I always have a breast exam and an internal exam during my annual physical.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 7:21 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Do you do monthly self breast exams?
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:40 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I've always gotten a breast exam along with a pap.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:41 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I always get an exam as well, but does anyone else think 5min is long?
    BettyBoo108

    Answer by BettyBoo108 at 9:18 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Since you were a new patient to her, she was probably being extra careful- giving you an extra thorough check, that she'll record in her notes. Next time she'll compare what she found or didn't find against this base line check.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 12:37 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

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