How often do you visit your doctor?

@sprite1950 (14496)
Corsham, England
April 11, 2018 1:56am CST
I rarely visit my doctor because my health is good and I know that I am lucky as many people much younger than I am have serious health problems. I can go years and not have to visit. However, when I do have to go I notice how many people are waiting, many coughing and sneezing, and I think if I didn't have much wrong when I go in I probably will when I come out! Do you visit your doctor regularly or like me just very occasionally. Image from Pixabay
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@mandala100 (52426)
• Hong Kong
11 Apr
@sprite1950 I have a check up almost every 3 months my friend to my doctor.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
Is that just a routine check?
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@mandala100 (52426)
• Hong Kong
11 Apr
@sprite1950 Yes my friend to keep my blood sugar and cholesterol level in check.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
@mandala100 Good that you keep an eye on it.
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@AKRao24 (21314)
• India
11 Apr
I don't visit a doctor on regular basis. I go to him when ever I feel that something is seriously wrong with me! In fact I have got many friends who are doctors and I visit one of them when needed! Like once I felt that because of overexertion I was feeling bit dehydrated....I went to him to have some i/V fluids to be pushed into my system and came back to work again! Thanks @sprite1950!
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
It must be handy to have friends who are doctors.
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@AKRao24 (21314)
• India
11 Apr
@sprite1950 , yes they can be consulted casually on telephone also @sprite1950! In fact many of my school mates and cousins are doctors though I hardly visit them! Thanks!
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@SAM774 (4178)
11 Apr
occasionally ... oh i love my immunity power lol...
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
I love mine too!
@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Apr
Only when the need arises.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
I usually only have minor things wrong with me.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
@mlgen1037 Mys sister had that problem when she was younger and she use to have them drained as it was just fluid build up.
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@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Apr
@sprite1950 I am sorry, my friend. Is she still alive?
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@LadyDuck (181878)
• Switzerland
11 Apr
I am healthy, I visit my doctor only if I really need, I do not want to come home with germs. The last time I saw my doctor was 4 years ago, I had shingles.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
I went last year with a frozen shoulder. I had an x-ray and they made an appointment for me to have physio but the appointment took so long to come through that it went by itself!
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@LadyDuck (181878)
• Switzerland
11 Apr
@sprite1950 I had a frozen shoulder 6 years ago, it was a bit more serious than frozen shoulder, I had a rotator cuff injury. My doctor said surgery was the best solution, I refused, he prescribed physio, I started two days later and after 18 session my shoulder was like new.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
@LadyDuck You made a good choice! My shoulder isn't 100 % yet but it's certainly much better as I couldn't even lift it at one point.
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@nanette64 (18081)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Apr
Usually every 6 months because I have to have blood tests to determine if my medications need to be adjusted @sprite1950 . However I'm going in this morning because for the last 3 days I've had chest pain, nausea, dizziness and numbness in the left arm.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
Ooh good luck, I hope it's something minor.
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@nanette64 (18081)
• Fairfield, Texas
12 Apr
@sprite1950 He thinks it's acid chewing up my esophagus. I'm not sure I agree though.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
12 Apr
@nanette64 Do you get acid reflux? I get minor heartburn but nothing too serious.
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@SIMPLYD (84480)
• Philippines
11 Apr
You are healthy! I have my quarterly check-up, because my cholesterol tends to go beyond the normal level. Though, other than that, I am also a person who rarely gets sick. At my age 58, I haven't had cough and colds for years. Even when some of my officemates would have colds and cough and we are on a central8ized airconditioning, i don't get contaminated by their colds.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
I went 3 years without a cold but when I did eventually get one I got the mother of all colds and the symptoms lasted for 7 weeks, I didn't see a doctor because I knew he would say "It's just a virus". Let's hope I can go another 3 years now!
@SIMPLYD (84480)
• Philippines
12 Apr
@sprite1950 Me, when I finally had a cough last May 2017, after the everyday practice in the hot auditorium for a week, for our reunion performance, it was pneumonia. But for you the symptoms lasted for 7 weeks, yet you didn't see a doctor. Me, if ever I sense that I am sick , I immediately would consult a doctor. We have our health card anyway.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
12 Apr
@SIMPLYD I was on the point of going when I suddenly got better, My sister had pneumonia and had to go to hospital so I knew it wasn't as bad as that. I had a little wheezing but no pain.
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@Hannihar (44194)
16 Apr
@sprite1950 I usually visit my doctor once a month if can so he can keep an eye on my health.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
16 Apr
Is your health good?
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@Hannihar (44194)
16 Apr
@sprite1950 No. I bought an air purifier and that helps me sleep at night.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
16 Apr
@Hannihar I'm glad you can sleep as I always feel better after a good night's sleep.
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• Austin, Texas
12 Apr
When I was pregnant, I visited the doctor. Other than that I enjoy good health and don't visit a doctor. If I get sick I go to the emergency room. Have been the ER I think once in the past 20 years.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
13 Apr
You sound in tiptop shape! I feel very fortunate to enjoy such good health in my 60s when people much younger than me are so ill.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
15 Apr
@cmoneyspinner How true. I did do some pretty wild things when I was young but thankfully they were short lived and didn't do any permanent damage to my health. My son however has very poor health at the age of 37 due to his reckless lifestyle.
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@cintol (8294)
• United States
12 Apr
If I didn't have the blood pressure problems I probably wouldn't go very often.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
12 Apr
I only had high blood pressure once when I was pregnant. The rest of the time it seems ok.
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@cintol (8294)
• United States
12 Apr
@sprite1950 Thats good, hope it never comes back
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
12 Apr
@cintol No it's fine now thanks,
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
11 Apr
I go at least once or twice a year if I am not ill. I have high blood pressure and take medication for that as well as for depression. With my doctor, I have to see her when I need refills so she can make sure my medications are working like they should. I know what you mean about being at the doctor's and all the sick people. I am the same way at the hospital. I get paranoid about all the things I might catch. I get worse about that as I get older too.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
12 Apr
I didn't get a cold for around 3 years but when I did it lasted for 7 weeks and I thought I was dying! I didn't go to the doctors but I was on the point as I felt so terrible. My granddaughter brings them home from school although she seems to be getting less now.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
12 Apr
@sprite1950 Yes, school is the petri dish for bacteria and germs. I knock on wood since this year the kids didn't bring home the stomach bug. I get it so bad that I have to have medication to stop me from vomiting. They got colds but that was it and they didn't last long. This school they go to must keep their rooms cleaner or the parents are smarter about sending their kids to school sick. LOL
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
12 Apr
@morgoodie Luckily I have never got her sick bugs. She had one in March and I was worried my immune system would be low after having a couple of viral infections but thankfully I didn't get it. They are the worst.
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• New Baltimore, Michigan
11 Apr
I see my doc every 3 months. To talk about stuff and also for refills.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
I should probably get my blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked more often. What are refills?
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• New Baltimore, Michigan
11 Apr
@sprite1950 Pilly's! (Pills)
@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
@Melanie_Marie Oh of course!
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• New Delhi, India
11 Apr
In one week about 3-5 times.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
Really, do you have health issues?
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• New Delhi, India
11 Apr
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
@dya80dya (6305)
• Romania
11 Apr
I visited so many doctors, even if I am young.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
That's sad. You health must be poor.
@dya80dya (6305)
• Romania
11 Apr
@sprite1950 Not really. They say I am healthy.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
@dya80dya Why have you visited a lot of doctors?
@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
11 Apr
I rarely visit doctors.. I am very thankful for having a healthy and fit body..
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
Make sure you look after yourself and keep it that way,
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
11 Apr
@sprite1950 yes I will. Thanks dear friend
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
11 Apr
@Tinissome (324)
• Indonesia
12 Apr
Once of two months
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
12 Apr
I hope you have good health.
• Indonesia
12 Apr
@sprite1950 you too
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@allknowing (70570)
• India
12 Apr
I call up my doctors if and when I need to consult them.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
12 Apr
We are not normally able to speak to the doctors. We have to consult the receptionist or the triage nurse who will decide whether we should speak to them. I suppose they would be bombarded with calls otherwise,
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@allknowing (70570)
• India
12 Apr
@sprite1950 I am fortunate that I have access to my doctors this way. It would have been difficult if I had to visit them personally for consultation. Not all have this facility.
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11 Apr
I get too much cough and cold. I'm very irritated! now I'm fit and happy.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
Some people do seem to get a lot of coughs and colds.
12 Apr
@sprite1950 yeah!!! now I'm happy.
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@dodo19 (33981)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Apr
I don't visit my doctor often either. I do have my yearly check-up and that's about it. I did go see her more often when I was pregnant, but now it's just yearly check-up and that's about it.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
You must be quite healthy then.
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@dodo19 (33981)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Apr
@sprite1950 I’m pretty healthy. Don’t have many complaints.
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@nela13 (9328)
• Portugal
11 Apr
I only visit a doctor when I need, to be honest I am a little bit afraid of doctors
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
They can be a bit scary!
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@nela13 (9328)
• Portugal
11 Apr
@sprite1950 Glad you understand me
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