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Old 11-18-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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I'm 22 and I don't think I ever went to a doctor except when I was born. I have all my vaccines, though. When I was a kid I just went to the health centre, a nurse gave me the shot and that was it.

However, I know people my age who know things that have never crossed my mind, like what their usual blood pressure readings are, what allergies they have and so on or that they wish to change their family GP.

Now I just have to take the tetanus shot once every 10 years.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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I don't think I went much before I was 25 outside of annual exams at the gyn and BC pill refills.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You are superb
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:52 PM
 
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You are superb
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I never really went very often at your age either. I maybe went if I felt really sick, plus being female you have a yearly exam. Other than that, no, not weird to have not been.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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You have been blessed with good health. Normally at your age, unless you get real sick, you don't need to see a doctor. If you have questions that you want answers to, just for the knowledge, then type them into google and voila there they are.
The only time I saw a doctor when i was young was to have my tonsils out and that was age 12. I didn't see a doctor for any symptoms until I was about 40. The only exception was a physical when I enlisted in the Army.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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Besides immunizations I hadly ever had to go to the doctor when I was 22, so no, I don't think it is that unusual. Consider yourself lucky that you are healthy.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:48 AM
 
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Its odd you didn't have to for school. When I played any sport I had to have a physical.

Also, with an HMO, if I need to see even the travel nurse for immunizations I needed to see my PCP, and this is fairly typical.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm 22 and I don't think I ever went to a doctor except when I was born. I have all my vaccines, though. When I was a kid I just went to the health centre, a nurse gave me the shot and that was it.

However, I know people my age who know things that have never crossed my mind, like what their usual blood pressure readings are, what allergies they have and so on or that they wish to change their family GP.

Now I just have to take the tetanus shot once every 10 years.
good for you: there was a time when many of us never saw a doctor or rarely. yes, it is a good idea to have a check up every so often, but I think most people run to the doctor too often.

To answer your question: it is unusual, is it bad? Not necessarily. I don't think my husband even saw a doctor when he was a kid either. In fact he never had regular check ups until he was in his early 50s. otsaad,l
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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Thank you all. It wouldn't cross my mind to go to the doctor without actually being sick.
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