yearly checkups

@pookie92 (1714)
United States
January 9, 2007 9:56am CST
wow, I just read an article that says yearly doctor checkups are overrated and may not actually be as important as we were always told (surprise, surprise). Do you have an annual checkup? I am one of those who doesn't go. I only see the doc if I am really sick, and I usually go to a walk in clinic if I can. Maybe I am tempting fate, but the doctors usually DON'T know more than they do.
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7 responses
• United States
10 Jan 07
I go for yearly checkups. But not physicals. I go for my mammogram and pap smear. As a Certified Mastectomy fitter, I met many women who did or did not go for yearly exams. I can tell you some scarey stories.
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
11 Jan 07
ok, so now you want to scare me into action, a true friend! Thanks, but I don't want to be scared, I still have to function on a daily basis!
@Inklings (1256)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I don't go in for regular check ups, mostly because I've always felt healthy. Let's face it -- we all know how to keep healthy... eat well,exercise, get enough rest, blah, blah, blah. Whether or not we DO those things is another matter!
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I do get a lot of exercise, and I eat well most of the time. I think it't pretty much a crap shoot after that.
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@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
Yes I do go for my check-ups regularly. I actually go to the Doctor more often than once a year due to some medical conditions, but every year have all those annual blood tests, ECG etc. I am not sure that Doctors know everything but they know more than I do. Luckily our Doctor listens to me when I say something is "not quite right" and tell him why I think that and he takes it from there which is good as far as I am concerned. Sometimes a medical condition can go undetected certainly, despite regular check-ups. However, I feel that if anything does come up that it shouldn't be too far advanced (hopefully) because of these regular checkups.
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I guess I don't go because I don't feel anything is wrong. Hopefully I wil feel the effects before something gets very advanced
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@otshock (273)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I get an annual exam at the clinic, but only because they won't give me my Depo shots without it.
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
11 Jan 07
What is a Depo shot? I'm not familiar with that.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I go for a yearly check up because I have to in order to get my birth control. If I could get away with buying the pill OTC I wouldn't go every year.
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I used to have the same thing, but I mean a general physical, at a general physician
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• United States
9 Jan 07
I go in every 3-4 years or when I am really sick. I don't have heatlh insurance from work yet so I try to go in as few times as I can
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I am the same, I probably go even less often.
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I used to go for chekups, but I haven't done it for a long time. I'm glad I'm not missing anything.
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I feel the same way, I don't miss it much