(Closed) annual physical exam

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you do anything to prep for your yearly physical?
    Yes (please leave comment) : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Nope : (43 votes)
    91 %
    Other (please comment) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Don’t do anything to “prep,” and still go with a cold.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    They always tell me to fast (no food or water after midnight) for the blood test…

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i make sure to get a brazillian… 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I usually make sure my legs are shaved and my lady bits hair is tamed, but I try to keep up with that stuff anyway and whenever someone will see my legs–whether strangers in public or a doctor, I make sure I’ve shaved.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The only thing my doctor tells me to do prior to an appointment is fast for bloodwork.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @bestbuddies:  i’d suggest NOT changing your diet at all, as they test for vitamin levels and if you suddenly pump them up by eating tons of veggies they won’t really represent your normal levels

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    @bestbuddies:  I wouldn’t change anything at all from what my habits are, because I want an accurate representation of the damage I’m doing, or how well I’ve improved over the span of a year. If you “study” for that exam by eating well and exercising only a few weeks or months in advance, only to go back to your old ways, you and your doctor can’t have frank discussions about the state of your health in its true form.

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Wait do you mean like lady visit gyno once a year or like your general physical that doesn’t involved your private parts? lol

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Whenever I see a new doctor, or if any of my medications have changed since last seeing a doctor, I bring a list of my current medications/changes.

    Ditto for any signs/symptoms that I’ve been monitoring.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I’m a nurse and have worked in clinics for a long time. Before you go in for your physical DO NOT do anything different. Any sudden change in diet or activity may cause tests to be inaccurrate. Make sure to bring in any and all lists of medications including over the counter and vitamins (if the doctor prescribes anything new other meds and vitamins may cause side effects or interfer with each other). Also don’t lie, we can usually tell when someone is lying about meds, health issues, dependancies etc. Just know health professionals are not there to judge. We have seen it all and then some. I’ve worked in several different offices (mostly filling in for nurses who were gone and some offices I was a regular nurse) and I could tell you stories both humorus and disgusting. So seriously don’t feel embarassed about your yearly, more than likely your issues won’t send the doctor or nurse screaming. Again the biggest pet peeve we have is patients who lie, serious problems occur when patients omit information.

     

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Oh and like PP said nothing to eat or drink after midnight so any blood work will be accurate. If you made an appt for the afternoon than its usually nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior then.

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