It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Skin Problems Message Board

what should I expect at a dermatologist checkup?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2001, 01:50 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 27
leroy HB User
what should I expect at a dermatologist checkup?

Im a 25 year old guy that hasn't been to a doctor in 10 years and am finally gonna go see a dermatologist after getting checked up by a dentist and regular doctor recently.

I specifically need help with full body breakouts and acne/blackheads on my face, and a mole in my arm pit that is raised.

So i'll mention what im concerned about of course but what else should happen? I full body exam? If so do they put you in a gown and go over every inch of you with a magnifying glass or something? And about how long would it take to do a full body exam?

I just wanted to see if a complete head to toe skin exam is normal for a skin checkup or if I go in their will they only try and treat the specific problem.

I don't have insurance and will be paying out of pocket and want to make sure I get checked out the right way.


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-01-2001, 01:48 PM   #2
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 2
joty HB User
Re: what should I expect at a dermatologist checkup?

I never have had a full body check at the dermatologist, and I have body acne. They'll just ask you to lift up your shirt or something.

Old 08-01-2001, 04:23 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 18
Sallen HB User
Re: what should I expect at a dermatologist checkup?

My dermatologist basicly just asked me what I was concerned about. As I have a lot of moles (which seem to develop at the drop of a hat) I asked him about those. He basicly just looked them over (no magnifing glass <IMG SRC=""> ) and told me I was just a 'molely' person and that none of them were anything I should be concerned about. While this 'revelation' didn't exactly thrill me, it WAS a relief to know they were 'normal'. I originally went to him for Roseachea (however you spell it) and the meds he gave me got it under control fairly quickly.... <p>[This message has been edited by Sallen (edited 08-01-2001).]

Old 08-05-2001, 12:43 PM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sidman, PA, USA
Posts: 64
Jess0018 HB User
Re: what should I expect at a dermatologist checkup?

Hi, I've been going to a derm for a little over 2 years now. I have acne on my chest, and back and I usually only have to lift my shirt up. I have had to take my shirt off twice and put on a gown so he could check my moles which he ended up removing two of them. When he checks moles he just looks at them and if they look funny he usually measures them. But I never have to strip <IMG SRC=""> if that is what you mean. I hope this helps.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
what to expect at pulmonoligist checkup angel55js Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 0 02-19-2009 11:20 AM
what is malor rash with photosensitivity rescuelady Lupus 1 10-30-2008 04:07 AM
What kinds of tests do they run for return patients with abnormal results? AlexaIn2006 Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 3 12-28-2007 03:06 PM
What kind of doctor...? jecochrane Open to All Other Health Topics 5 07-09-2006 04:45 PM
Surgery next Tues - what to expect? diddy Thyroid Disorders 6 12-27-2003 08:36 AM
Gyno visit... what to expect?? Tyger Women's Health 22 11-04-2003 03:44 AM
Had my 12 week checkup babygrant Pregnancy 7 03-07-2003 07:11 PM
Anyone who has had a glycolic peel what am I supposed to expect? leggy Acne 2 07-27-2002 05:06 PM
First Dermatologist Consulation... What To Expect? MoonOverMarin Acne 6 04-29-2002 10:01 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:36 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!