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Screening and Physical Examination Treatment & Diagnostics in Chembur, Mumbai

Screening and Physical Examination

A physical examination is a regular check-up conducted to assess and evaluate your overall health. You do not necessarily have to be ill to undergo a physical examination. Visit your nearest hospital to get your regular screening and physical examination done. 

Why Are Physical Examinations Important?

Doctors perform different physical examinations based on your medical history, family health history, age, and several other factors. However, you do not have to be sick to take a physical examination. It is like a regular full body check-up to ensure that you are fit and healthy and show no sign of illness, at least in the near future. 

What Are the Symptoms?

Remember, you may or may not exhibit symptoms. You can still request for physical examination, even if you do not show any of these symptoms: 

  • Frequent headaches and body aches
  • Discomfort in the stomach and pain during bowel movements. 
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • High temperature
  • Disruption in sleeping patterns
  • Indigestion or dehydration
  • Diarrhea

These are just general symptoms and may occur for various reasons like stress, workload, lack of rest, etc. But it is better to keep track of your health status to ward off any future illnesses. Early diagnosis of underlying health conditions is always the best option to identify and treat the disease ahead to avoid serious consequences. 

What Are the Causes?

There are various causes for general illnesses. They include: 

  • Increased working hours or work-related stress may lead to burnout and cause you to fall sick. 
  • Lack of rest makes the body weak, and you may fall sick easily. 
  • Lack of proper self-care, including not eating at the right time, not drinking enough water, a sedentary lifestyle, and lack of rest, are among the most important reasons behind falling sick frequently.
  • Children frequently fall ill as they are more exposed to bacteria and have weaker immune systems.
  • Even older adults are susceptible to general illnesses as they have compromised immune power. 

When to See a Doctor?

You can see a doctor in the following cases:

  • If the above symptoms persist for longer durations
  • If your child has increased temperature and cold
  • If your parents are falling sick frequently and are pretty old
  • If you suffer from frequent infections

You can still visit the doctor without these symptoms and get a physical check-up done. 

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.

Call1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What Is the Procedure?

After you visit your doctor, they will first test you for your temperature, heart rate, and pulse rate:

  • They may prescribe blood and urine tests based on the requirements. 
  • They may also request you to take ENT tests like eye check-ups, general nose check-ups. 
  • They may also check your height and weight to calculate your BMI and ensure that you are not under or overweight. 

These are simple tests, and it will hardly take 2 hours of your time. 

What Are the Complications? 

Physical tests are simple tests, and no complications have been reported to arise out of them. However, you may notice the following discomforts:

  • Dizziness after blood tests
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue


General screening and physical examinations are usually just a formality to ensure that you are fit and healthy. Children and older adults must frequently get these examinations done as they are weak and susceptible to illnesses. You can get these check-ups if you show any of these symptoms or just to be sure. 

What is a complete physical examination?

A full physical examination entails assessing your body weight, height, temperature, pulse rate, heart rate and may also include an ENT check-up.

Should I make any advance arrangements for a physical examination?

No. Physical screening and examinations are simple outpatient diagnostic processes that hardly take half of your day. You can fix an appointment and visit the doctor on that day. You can go back home after the tests. However, you may have to revisit the doctor after your test reports come out, and your doctor will want to discuss your health condition with you.

Should I avoid anything before these tests?

Yes. A few food items and drinks may influence the test results, including caffeinated items, alcohol, cigarettes, salty and oily food items. Hence, avoid consuming these before the tests.

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