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Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Application Process for Medical Certification - Examination Techniques
Item 39. Anus

  1. Digital Rectal Examination: This examination is performed only at the applicant's option unless indicated by specific history or physical findings. When performed, the following should be noted and recorded in Item 59 of FAA Form 8500-8.
  2. If the digital rectal examination is not performed, the response to
    Item 39 may be based on direct observation or history.

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