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Turn your head and cough!!!

#1 Post by In_Training » Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:06 pm

Alright lads,

Ive been speaking to my mate who was in the Army and he was telling me about how in his medical he had to drop his boxers whilst the nurse 'cradled' his balls, told him to turn his head and cough!! Think its to check for hernia or something!?!?!?

Just wondering whether anything like this was required in the marines and if so, what it is actually for???

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#2 Post by Doc » Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:10 pm

Its to ensure both testes have dropped into place and you have no hernias

The cough is to release the testes as sometimes they do ride high if youve been wearing jeans or tight fitting spandex leggings, and to check for the hernias.

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#3 Post by Nickosx » Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:15 pm

Yes, they do.

Dont have a clue what its for, maybe they just like doing it.
You go in give a piss sample(diabetes) you answer some q's get weighed and measured, have your hearing checked, get prodded and have your joints checked, then they prod you in your lower trunk just above your knob on each side and ask you to cough, then they grope your balls. You then get dressed and get your results and then go home. My medical experience is here... :lol:

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#4 Post by rc » Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:18 pm

whilst the nurse 'cradled' his balls
I think I may need to have the test done again - you can never be too careful. :lol:

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#5 Post by mancuniankid » Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:40 pm

I never had a piss sample :-?

The doctor told me that they check you balls for lumps, and when they feel your groin area and ask you to cough thats when they check for hernias.
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#6 Post by pablo » Mon 24 Apr, 2006 10:50 pm

Back when I played rugby I had to go and see some private doctor. Whenever I was in the scrum and pushed I'd get pains in my left nut.

Doc (not our Doc!) had a good juggle and said it didn't feel like anything was wrong, and I later realised that in the heat of the moment I was probably pushing against the other leg for support or something. :oops:

On a related subject, they do have a play about with your old men, but I don't see it as being much of a bother. Remember, if you're not sure, ask for a second opinion.

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#7 Post by Felias » Tue 25 Apr, 2006 8:02 am

Woo, hearing test. :lol:
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#8 Post by Greg The Great » Tue 25 Apr, 2006 8:10 am

Damn! I didn't get my balls cradled, mind you the nurse looked like Rocky's sparring partner and the Doc was an ugly man.

He did say my Calvin Kleins set off the colour in my eyes though...
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#9 Post by chris5818 » Tue 25 Apr, 2006 8:31 am

I had my medical a couple of months ago now and all i had to do was lay on a bed with me boxers on and cough while he had his hands on my hips, there was definately no cupping involved!!, but what he did after i was more shocked at, after coughing with my boxes on the doc yanked my boxes down (making a weee noise) just enough and am sure he chuckled a bit!! :o.

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#10 Post by Brian- » Tue 25 Apr, 2006 8:35 am

Doc wrote: The cough is to release the testes as sometimes they do ride high if youve been wearing jeans or tight fitting spandex leggings, and to check for the hernias.

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I just gave them a cheeky tug when he wasn't looking.. Isn't that normal practice when someone's about to see your tackle?? :o :lol: :lol:

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#12 Post by themattmeister » Tue 25 Apr, 2006 10:53 am

There was actually a box to tick regarding the state of your anus, I suppose it was for piles or something.

I was relieved at my medical that the doctors didn't do this as I can handle a bit of ball fondling but fingers in the arse isn't my thing.

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#13 Post by Greg The Great » Tue 25 Apr, 2006 4:10 pm

themattmeister wrote:There was actually a box to tick regarding the state of your anus, I suppose it was for piles or something.
The Doc just asked about mine... which was nice. Should have pulled down my kaks and stuck my ringer in his face just to prove everything was tickety boo.
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#14 Post by Felias » Tue 25 Apr, 2006 4:46 pm

Greg The Great wrote:
themattmeister wrote:There was actually a box to tick regarding the state of your anus, I suppose it was for piles or something.
The Doc just asked about mine... which was nice. Should have pulled down my kaks and stuck my ringer in his face just to prove everything was tickety boo.

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#15 Post by pablo » Tue 25 Apr, 2006 5:54 pm

Greg The Great wrote:
themattmeister wrote:There was actually a box to tick regarding the state of your anus, I suppose it was for piles or something.
The Doc just asked about mine... which was nice. Should have pulled down my kaks and stuck my ringer in his face just to prove everything was tickety boo.
When I do my medical, I'll probably be so tempted to just whip my kaks down, put my hands behind my head and proceed to pelvic thrust in his general direction.

I don't know what will happen. If it's a woman, I may be arrested for sexual harrassment. All I do know is for that moment, all will be right in the world.

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