While I could take better care of myself, I am not obviously suffering or ill in any way. However, in the last five years, I have only gone to doctors for prenatal and gynecological appointments. While those appointments do involve a certain amount of attention to overall health, the scope is still limited.
My husband has also gone awhile without seeing a general practitioner. He had to get a tonenail trimmed a couple times (it was growing into the skin and causing pain), but very few tests not directly related to the appointment are done. Both my husband and I are in our early twenties.
I hear that it's not considered necessary to visit a doctor every year anymore, but there doesn't seem to be any agreement on a time frame that someone should see one regardless of need.
So how often does everyone else go for a regular checkup and what recommendations can you give for people that can't remember their last visit.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:23 AM on Dec. 4, 2008 in Diet & Fitness
Answer by Jenlos at 10:37 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
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