Sorry if this is double-posted, I'm getting errors when trying to post:
I've always been covered up with at least a gown w/o bra when I've had my heart checked, but have had my bare back exposed w/o bra for the lung exam. It usually depends on what my visit is for. If it's a sick visit, I keep all my clothes on, but for a physical w/female and breast exam, I strip completely and wear a gown with a folded sheet over my lap.
At my last physical with my new doctor, I only opted for the breast exam since I got to my appt. a little late. My doctor is an older male, old enough to be my father. He's kind of stern and cold, but I can't help but get a rush when I see him. When he got to the heart exam, he just listened to s1 and s2 while I was sitting up. He then took my BP manuaIly because I don't think he likes the automatic BP cuff the nurses use. I then layed down on the table and he instructed me to raise my arms up a bit so he could pull my gown down for the breast exam. He seemed a little nervous, so I joked that I normally don't do self exams because I have no idea what I'm looking for. When he finished, he took his stethoscope back out and carefully listened to my heart in all the important spots, with my gown still down to my waist. He even nudged my left breast out of the way to hear the mitral valve, which in the past was always ignored by every other doctor I've seen. I was very impressed and kind of turned on, as I had not been topless for a heart exam since I was a little girl.