Anybody not go for their annual check-up beacuse they don't want to get weighed?

Anybody not go for their annual check-up beacuse they don't want to get weighed?

ToyLady ToyLady
I know, I know, it is a bad idea to not go to the gyno for an annual checkup. I haven't been in 3 years because I am embarrassed about getting weighed. I am not huge or anything, but I have gained quite a bit of weight since the last time I was there and I'm afraid they are going to say something about it.

Anybody else do the same thing?
12/08/2011
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Save 70%. Limited Quantity
  • Sexy Treats For Her! Gorgeous Gift Set For $60
  • Save 50% on Selected Items
  • Spoil Him! Luxury Gift Set for Men For $60
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Jul!a Jul!a
I haven't gone because I've been too busy/lazy. I know I need to go, I've just been waiting for my period to come back after going off birth control. Hasn't happened yet, but I'm only a week or so later than I should have been, and I was never regular to begin with.
12/08/2011
Chirple Chirple
Will it kill you not to go ? Probably not. But why take a chance - especially if you're covered by health insurance.

If they're rude to you, find a new doctor. You could also discuss concerns in advance if that would help.

I don't think you should be embarrassed or ashamed - they see people of all different sizes and I'm sure other patients have changed in various ways over the years.
12/09/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Chirple
Will it kill you not to go ? Probably not. But why take a chance - especially if you're covered by health insurance.

If they're rude to you, find a new doctor. You could also discuss concerns in advance if that would help.

I ...
Exactly this!

It'd really suck to miss an early diagnosis of something serious because of fear of a few pounds. As bad as a person can feel about themselves putting on weight, medical professionals have seen worse.
12/09/2011
jc123 jc123
I love my doctor, but he does get preachy whenever I gain weight between visits. I've started heading it off by saying something before he can. I feel like I can head off his lecture by acknowledging I understand that I need to lose a few pounds. At that point, it is like he has met his obligation to make sure I know I could be healthier, and I was able to take control of the situation and show him I'm not ignorant of the risks of being overweight. Then we move on to the rest of the exam. I mean, it is what it is and there isn't much either of us can do about it in the exam room.
12/19/2011
dontbackdown02 dontbackdown02
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyLady
I know, I know, it is a bad idea to not go to the gyno for an annual checkup. I haven't been in 3 years because I am embarrassed about getting weighed. I am not huge or anything, but I have gained quite a bit of weight since the last time I was ...
Just ask them not to weigh u. you dont have to do anything u do not want to do. My dr always oks it with me b4 having me stand on the scale
12/19/2011
Taylor Taylor
I've never avoided the doctor because of getting weighed, but I do ask to step on the scale backwards so I don't see the number because it can stress me out. I know it says in my chart that I have a history of an eating disorder, so I've never had any trouble with the nurse or doctor commenting on my weight.

Maybe you could just ecplain that you are sensitive about your weight? I'm sure most doctors and nurses would be understanding about it.
12/19/2011
eeep eeep
I have never avoided the doctor because of weight, but I do dread being weighed when I go. I got used to the idea that I will always have trouble with my weight due to PCOS.
12/19/2011
Total posts: 8
Unique posters: 8