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View Poll Results: was a witness present?
yes: I'm male, and so was the doctor 0 0%
yes: I'm male, the doctor was female 1 3.13%
yes: I'm female, and so was the doctor 1 3.13%
yes: I'm female, the doctor was male 2 6.25%
no: I'm male, and so was the doctor 13 40.63%
no: I'm male, the doctor was female 3 9.38%
no: I'm female, and so was the doctor 5 15.63%
no: I'm female, the doctor was male 1 3.13%
it was a teaching hospital so a student was there for their benefit, not necessarily as a witness 1 3.13%
this question doesn't quite fit my situation. (nonbinary, brought my medical proxy, etc.) 0 0%
42 interns all crowded the room 5 15.63%
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:16 AM
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Default witnesses in the room during your GYN or prostate exam?

When you last had an exam of your girl parts or your boy parts, were you alone with the doctor, or did the doctor arrange to have a "witness"?
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:43 AM
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How should I answer if several categories fit my situation?

I've had students present when I was younger.

But I am usually asked for permission for "others" to be present.

For my minor son, *he* was asked if he'd like privacy with the doctor (same gender) for such exams.

For my minor daughter, there was a female nurse always present if the doctor was male.
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Well, that's why I specified "your last exam". So not your kids, and not something a long time ago. Does that help?
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I've had a female doctor give me a DRE. Even if she turned down the lights and put on some soft music, it would NOT have been hawt.
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Not sure a male situation in comparable. A prostate exam in a couple of seconds and not much more the Dr can do then what is being done. A hernia check is "personal" as well.

If there is a witness I would assume it would be during the whole exam.

Also, assuming the witness would be the same gender as the patient, how rare would it be to have male nurse in a doctors office? and personally, I wouldn't want another person in there.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:28 AM
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Sure, add hernia exams to prostate exams. And maybe breast exams to gyn exams.

I agree that this situation might be different for men and women, that's why I asked separately for men's and women's experience. But the typical gyn exam is really quick, too. They shove in a metal or plastic "spreader", jam a long Q-tip up to take a swab of fluid and loose cells to test for cervical cancer, and pull everything out. They don't really spend much time "looking" at anything. A good exam will also feel up the ovaries, which is sort of uncomfortable, but it's quick and not very "personal".
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:47 PM
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Sure, add hernia exams to prostate exams.
At my annual physical the doctor takes a look, no touching that I recall. not sure if that counts.

The only time I've had a doc go - ahem - deeper she was a woman. There was no one else in the room.
Her comment was "be glad I have small fingers"
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I'd hate for there to be a room of interns, and the doc inspects, then says, "OK, line up, one at time, THIS is what an enlarged prostate feels like..."
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Too young to have had a prostate exam, but never had a witness during any bits exposing time. Both male and female docs.
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I'd hate for there to be a room of interns, and the doc inspects, then says, "OK, line up, one at time, THIS is what an enlarged prostate feels like..."
That happened to my mom. I mean, not exactly that, but she had an unusual presentation of a disease, and all the interns training in the hospital came through to examine her and ask her about it.
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