Since my last exam was three years ago, one thing I had forgotten about was an interesting requirement the FAA wants the AME to ask.
AME : "Okay, would you like me to proceed with the rectal exam?"
Me : "(blank stare) Uh...are you serious?"
AME : "Yeah, the FAA wants me to ask, most people turn it down. Basically I just look at it to see if its healthy."
Me : "Uh..yeah that's okay, I'm going to turn it down as well."
Whew, dodged that bullet. But it's really begs the question, why the FAA would even have a provision like that anyway?
The only thing I can figure out is that since most pilots spend a lot of time on their butts, government-thinking follows that it should be medically fit.
Pilots got back!