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Subject: Go with male to physical and prostate exam


Author:
Sarah
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Date Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013, 07:01: pm

Is it unusual for a spouse to want you to go with them to their yearly physical and prostate exam? Do any other men like their spouse to go for this? They will most likely do a exam on the prostate and other private areas.

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[> Subject: Re: Go with male to physical and prostate exam


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Ed
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Date Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013, 11:07: pm

Personally, I think the DRE is the most humiliating, embarrassing, and undignified routine medical procedure we endure. An extra pair of eyes witnessing just adds to the humiliation! However, if she expressed a desire to be present, after explaining why I preferred she did not, if she still wanted to, I would honor her wishes.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Go with male to physical and prostate exam


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BottmsUpTX
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Date Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 05:04: am

I was at the Uro in Dec. He brought in a female doc (asked permission) I said ok. He did his genital exam on me and then had me bend over the table and put his finger in my rectum. Was very humiliating for both exams. I felt uneasy about saying no to the female doc though.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Go with male to physical and prostate exam


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John-Modest
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Date Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10:37: am

Completely agree. My wife has never expressed an interest to see my physicals. I'm totally ambivalent, if she ever expressed a desire to be at one I wouldn't care.

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John-Modest
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Date Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 09:12: am

>>Completely agree. My wife has never expressed an interest to see my physicals. I'm totally ambivalent, if she ever expressed a desire to be at one I wouldn't care.<<

I was referring to Eds post about his wife, not the post about the female doctor/observer.

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Tom
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Date Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:57: pm

My wife has asked what happens during my physical. I told her she can come anytime she wants to see. I told her what happens which must have satisfied her because she has not come to my physical exam. I have no objections to her being there.

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[> Subject: Re: Go with male to physical and prostate exam


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Rodger
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Date Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 07:47: am

My ex has gone with me, but much to my surprise, my male doc asked her to step outside during the DRE. She is a nurse practitioner.

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[> Subject: Re: Go with male to physical and prostate exam


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Peter
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Date Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 05:39: pm

My wife accompanied me to my last physical exam including prostate exam and blood tests due to another medical issue and she came for support. It was all very clinical and I appreciated her being there and her assistance.

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[> Subject: Re: Go with male to physical and prostate exam


Author:
Charlie (wife accompanies)
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Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013, 08:27: pm

I have a great secretary---Thye have a very happy and interdependent marriage---She alwas asks for time off when her husband goes to the docto as she says her husband is nervous and wants her in the room--even for a physical--Its finer she takes the time off and her husband finds her a comfort in the doc's office---Her husband is a great big strong construction worker so I am surprised he is 'nervous or shy' when getting a physical---but he wants her there---Do others think this is a little unusual or do you think alot of guys want their wives at physicals--Their level of love and trust is amazing

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[> Subject: Re: Go with male to physical and prostate exam


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Tony
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Date Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 01:20: am

I am not married so I always asked my dad to come with me to the doctor. I am like the construction worker referenced above. I always get nervous going to the doctor and while he was alive it was nice having dad come with me. I wasn't embarrassed at all that he was in the exam room with me.

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[> Subject: Re: Go with male to physical and prostate exam


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Rodger
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Date Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 04:52: am

I recently had a prostate cancer scare. When I went to the urologist, I took my gf with me. He told me that he was going to press on my prostate to obtain a sample of fluid for microscopic examination, and suggested that the gf might want to leave, but I told him she could stay. Turns out I had an infection, no cancer, at least not yet. They say that all men will get it if they live long enough. I'm 69. The gf is 48.

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[> Subject: Spouse at the physcial


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Betsy RN
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Date Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014, 04:46: pm

10-20 times a year spouse comes along for the physical. S/he has seen and touched everything for years. Why not let spouse watch. A man would have a chance to kick wife out when everything's been done except the genital/rectal exam or even after the genital exam. Wife has always watched. No big deal.

For women same thing: we take time to set up. wife has chance to kick hubby out. Couple times a year she does. Rest of time he usually sits at her head and holds her hand. Sometimes he wants to watch. Some wives don't want him to. Most tell him to go ahead.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Spouse at the physcial


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Ed
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Date Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014, 09:02: pm

"Why not let spouse watch."

No disrespect intended but you just don't get it Becky.

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