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After Exam Will My Doctor Tell My Parents About My Nipple Piercings
No: No your parents will not be told because that is confidential information between you and your doctor. Confidentality is only broken with your permission or in rare cases where you disclose you are going to hurt yourself or someone else. ...Read more
I have my nipples pierced and my parents don't know. I have a laparoscopy in a couple weeks. Will my doctor tell them??
Depends: This may depend on your age. If you're below 18, and they are the legal guardian, it is possible. I would think however it would be unlikely. Usually, all piercings are removed during surgery due to the use of monopolar electric energy and the possibility of burning. I would strongly considered simply removing the piercings before the surgery, and replacing them afterwards. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: Your doctor needs to write all observations and data when seeing you. It helps in the diagnosis, risk factor stratification, and looking back at history. Don't worry though. No one besides you and your doctor is permitted to see the notes except those with legitimate need - consulting doctors, nurses, insurance, and government officials by court order. ...Read more
Can you tell me is it normal for doctors to place the stethoscope on top of your nipple to hear your heart?
Stethescope: Usually not. It could be accidental. In females it will be placed underneath the breast. In men it is likely. ...Read more
My left breast has been hurting this past week. I feel like a burning pain surrounding the nipple. I feel the pain has spread and there's a small lump on the nipple. I can't tell if it's a bug bite or something else. I'm going to the doctor next week, but
Wait for the doc: This is something which requires exam to tell for sure. ...Read more
Unsure: Your doctor has certain ethical and legal guidelines he/she must follow. They are aimed at preserving life. Usually an adult does not have to be concerned about their physician telling their parents. If you are having serious thoughts of harming yourself, tell you doctor. ...Read more
It depends.: If you're 18 years old or older, your doctor CANNOT tell your mom ANYTHING without your permission. If you're younger than 18, he or she has usually THE RIGHT to tell your parents about your physical and mental health. If you don't have any complication from the procedure, you can ask that s'he not tell your folks and most likely s'he will comply Still, it's best to be honest w. your Mom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Privacy: Even though you are under age your doctor can only tell your parents anything you tak about IF you give your permission to do so. The only time this is violated is if the doctor believesnyou are a danger to yourself or others. ...Read more
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