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During a physical exam, a health professional looks at, listens to, and touches or gently presses on (palpates) the body. This exam helps the health professional determine the cause of symptoms, what other conditions may be present, and what medical tests may be needed. During a physical exam, the health professional may:
Current as of:
March 28, 2018
Medical Review:Catherine Devany Serio, PhD - Psychology, Behavioral Health & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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