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Hammer and Otoscope Can we examine the Femoral Pulses and Inguinal Nodes!

Hi every body, are we allowed to palpate the axillary & inguinal lymph nodes, or femoral pulse. Do we really need to do that in some cases?
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I just don't think we ever need those maneuvers. Can hardly think of a case which needs any of those. Breast cancer and axillary nodes? I don't think the CS goes that deep.
Neck lymph nodes palpation for URI or mono seem to be the only cases when lymph node examination will give you a credit.
It is not that I am so smart, it is simply the FA, which hardly has any cases with lymph nodes other then cervical being examined
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Read my post here
Appropriate drape when examining the abdomen?

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I mentioned that because one of the UW cases, included that in the physical exam.
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