How often is a male physical exam needed?


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A male physical exam is needed every year according to WebMD. Woman and children should also have an annual exam.

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How often is a male physical exam needed?
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A physical exam is performed in order to ensure a person is healthy and not experiencing medical conditions that they may not be aware of. The exam consists of a doctor or nurse checking the patient's vital signs, looking at their physical appearance and checking the lungs. The doctor will also check the ears, nose and throat and if needed listen to the patient's concerns. If the male is under the age of 18, vaccinations may be given if they are needed.

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