What Does a Full Physical Consist Of?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 7:46:52 PM ET

Components of a full physical exam vary depending on the patient's medical history, but a physical exam generally consists of reviewing the patient's medical history, taking his vital signs and examining his physical appearance, according to WebMD. Gender-specific exams, such as a breast or testicular exam, may be performed.

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