Physical exam for adolescent males
How often should I have a physical?
Physical examinations are an important aspect of staying healthy. They should be performed yearly, and are often required before being able to participate in team sports. Keep in mind that these yearly check-ups are necessary to make sure there are no problems.
What happens when I have my physical?
The physician may examine your eyes, ears, nose, throat, mouth, stomach, back, legs and arms. The doctor will also do an examination of the genitals, including the penis and testicles. The physician may ask you to cough while examining your scrotum. Although this might feel embarrassing, it’s vital to help check for hernias or tumors.