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i'm confused about the physical exam,should we do the general physical exam in every pt or just the focussed exam

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you always do focused exam . But don't forget examine heart and lungs if patient has a fever, or additional diseases.
Knee case - knee exam plus general joint exam and some neuro
cough - expended lung exam, HEENT- partial, heart, skin exam.
abd pain- heart, lung, abdomen bse of fever
bleeding in menopause- heart, lung, skin(suspect anemia), abd exam.
syncope- depending on case- heart, lung, abd exam and neuro
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