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Old 05-25-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Full body skin exam

On the recommendation of my doctor I am getting a full body skin exam.
I'm a little nervous. Will I be completely nude? Gown, underwear?
In a way I want him to check everything so every mole is looked at, but I'm not sure what to expect.

 
Old 05-28-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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Re: Full body skin exam

I've had a few. I was given a gown to wear and the doc systemmatically went over my skin in sections, starting with my head, and moving the gown around as they went. They go through your hair in segments to have a close look at the scalp. A lot is visual but they also feel your skin to see if there are any patches that might be rough or unusual. I had a melanoma in situ removed so I am on a schedule to get this done every three months, at least for the first few years. They check *everything*. It's not the most pleasant experience but it's necessary and a great contributor to peace of mind. You still have to be observant yourself, watching moles and knowing what has been there for years, what's new, and what seems to be changing. I found my melanoma myself. Best to you.

 
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