The physical—an awkward occurrence that, unless you were very involved in athletics, you may have been avoiding. They also let your doctor become better acquainted with your health. There are two main kinds of physicals for women: the well woman exam and the standard physical. The basic physical can be as brief or as thorough as your doctor deems necessary, based upon your individual health needs. It includes a routine check of vitals like blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, and temperature. Your doctor may also examine your abdomen, extremities, and skin for any signs of health changes.
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