Top 3 Problems Your Doctor May Miss
The average doctors appointment lasts a paltry 10 minutes, a visit so brief its easy for your doc to forget to do some important checking.
Here are three health issues that medical experts say should never be skipped or ignored.
Sometimes the gooey stuff gets impacted, which can lead to pain or hearing loss. When your doc routinely checks your ears, ask about earwax. And remember: Sticking a swab in your ear often causes impaction.
Any mole should be looked at during an annual checkup, because its crucial to catch skin cancer early. Make sure you and your doc are paying attention, and see a derm for a complete exam if you have concerns.
#3 Oral Cancer:
The human papillomavirus, the leading cause of cervical cancer, is responsible for about 25% of oral cancer cases. (Blame oral sex.) Ask your dentist for a five-minute oral cancer screening at each checkup.