Do you get the FULL RANGE of recommended health tests for your age group, including Pap smears, Mammograms, colonoscopies..etc?

Bignuf Bignuf
How many people go through the full range of tests that doctors currently recommend?
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Yes, if it is recommended for my age group, I do it.
11
No, I don't do it, because I cannot afford it, but would if I could.
12
No I don't do it for reasons other then money or insurance.
21
Other?
1
Total votes: 45 (43 voters)
Poll is closed
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Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
How many people go through the full range of tests that doctors currently recommend?
I did for years when I had insurance, but I can't anymore..I havent' had a mamagram ever, or pap in 3 yrs.
07/20/2012
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
How many people go through the full range of tests that doctors currently recommend?
i figiure what i dun know wont make me stress out
07/20/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Our health plan coverage is not sufficient to cover the costs - we just can't afford them.
07/20/2012
zeb zeb
I have done all the stupid test the doctors want
07/20/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
I'm still pretty young, so there aren't many recommended tests for me, but if I can't access it through a free/sliding scale clinic or get it done on my college campus, I don't do it. Not enough money to spare.
07/21/2012
pestilence pestilence
I've got great insurance, but honestly sometimes I just don't have the energy to keep track of and schedule appointments for these things. I'd like to get better at it, though.
07/21/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I did when I have insurance. Luckily, the Planned Parenthood near me gives free yearly exams to women so I have access to that. I'm hoping by the time I need one (January) that I have a job and insurance. I recently graduated and am in the process of seeking a job. I am do for some lab work but I can't afford it.
07/21/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
How many people go through the full range of tests that doctors currently recommend?
I was just thinking about this today. I don't, even though I should.
07/21/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
The only thing they recommend at my age is pap smears and STD testing, but I'm monogamous and always have been so I don't worry about it.
07/21/2012
potstickers potstickers
I do. I'd rather be safe than find out later that something that's now fatal could have been treated years ago with no side effects.
07/21/2012
Kissy Kissy
I am bad. I don't - I need to go to the dermatologist but I hate it!
07/21/2012
dv8 dv8
I'd never get a pap smear!
08/28/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Haven't really been told to have or not yet
08/29/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
How many people go through the full range of tests that doctors currently recommend?
I try to when I can afford it.
08/29/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
I work in a medical lab so any test that can be ran they do
08/29/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I do.
08/29/2012
Michelle Conner Michelle Conner
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
How many people go through the full range of tests that doctors currently recommend?
i did but not now cause of insurance
08/29/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
I hate going to the doctor so only do the bare minimum.
08/29/2012
GONE! GONE!
Quote:
Originally posted by Lioncub
I hate going to the doctor so only do the bare minimum.
Same here. I'm still young and I think it's ridiculous how many random procedures my doctor thinks I need just because they're "recommended."
08/30/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
I have only been to a doctor 3 times in the last 15 years, and those three times all had to do with childbirth or childbirth aftercare. I only see a doctor when there is a true necessity for it. This is not a religious issue, but just one of personal philosophy. None of my 3 kids have ever seen a doctor. The oldest is 12.

I see no benefit to me personally in a million tests and "preventative" treatments.
08/30/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
My health is crappy as is, and I basically focus on one terrible illness at a time. I don't get preventative check ups, but I do get flu shots because whenever I don't, I somehow wind up catching the flu due to my weak immune system.
08/30/2012
chikisses chikisses
Only if I'm having any problems.
08/30/2012
Upyourreviews Upyourreviews
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
How many people go through the full range of tests that doctors currently recommend?
Thanks for reminding me!
08/30/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Because I don't take care of myself like I should, I am too buzy taking care of everybody else. I am blessed enough to not have many problems.
08/30/2012
Total posts: 25
Unique posters: 25