Monday had a bloke who had surgery after coming to the attention of a vascular surgeon.others have GPs that want to physically examine them
GP referred bloke to vascular surgeon. The abdominal aortic aneurysm was 6cm which in medicalspeak = high risk of bursting.
GP discovered that after a feel of the abdomen at a routine checkup. No pain.
By the way the medicare item number is the same whether your abdo is poked or not. So think of it as a freebie.