What Is Involved in a Medical Examination?

A medical exam typically consists of a medical history, the taking of vital signs, an assessment of general appearance and individual exams of the lungs, heart, head and neck, abdomen, skin, nerves and extremities, according to WebMD. This type of routine medical exam is typically completed annually and serves to assess the condition of the body and recognize any early symptoms of disease or damage that need to be addressed.

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