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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
I'm 21. I've had chest pains since I was little. My doctor said I was just wanting my parent's attention, but could there be something wrong?
It depends: Chest pain has many causes. This can range from muscular skeletal to heart attacks. Fortunately for you, blockages to the arteries of the heart are really uncommon in 21 y/o. Family history and other risk factors play a roll in early heart disease. There is a inexpensive outpatient ct scan looking at calcium score which could give you a handle on your risk factors if you are concerned. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I have skin issues and I do not know what to do. I hide it from my parents, I told my mom that I'm experiencing a skin problem but I don't have the courage to show her, it looks awful, like a white hard spots on my chest, sometimes it do I
I feel like there is a broken bone in my chest. While breathing or bowing down doing something I feel pain. Parents don't take me to doctor. Help!
Mom&Dad care for you: You may be complaining frequently, that is the reason that is the reason your parent are not responding. As a minor (if you are) you have to go to doctor with them, tell them the pain is real I am sure will take you to the doctor. ...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
Doc I have puffed nipple on right side I don't want surgery please help me how can I get rid of that I am male age 18 please tell me what to do so ca?
In the vast majority of cases this will GO AWAY on it's own! Speak with your Primary Care Professional to verify this opinion.
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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
Self harm: I hope that the doctor would. The doctor is there to help you & to ensure that you get the care that you need. Trying to keep problems a secret, makes it almost impossible to help them. Your parents need to be aware of what you are going through so that they can support you. ...Read more
Unless the: Physically ordered illicit drug screens - it will not show. ...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 more
Can a doctor tell my parents im not a virgin? I am going to my doctor thursday to be put on birth control, of course im going to tell my doctor im sexually active but is she allowed to, by law, tell my parents? I don't want my boyfriend getting into troub
Congratulations...: ...on being responsible and mature about this! Depending on your age, your doctor may or may not need your parents' permission. Even if not legally required, if you're covered by their health insurance, your parents may learn you were seen and might ask you about it. I suggest you call the doctor's office ahead of time. If done before you're actually seen, I'm sure they won't spill the beans. ...Read more
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
Maybe - work a deal: A doctor's main objective is to help. People under 18 cannot, in most states and cases, consent to treatment (although exceptions exist). When I work with minors, I try to strike an agreement where the parents agree to allow me to keep confidentiality with their child so long as I agree to tell them when I think their child is in danger of suicide. Suicidal thoughts doesn't always mean danger. ...Read more
Client confidentiall: Client confidentiality is to the patient/ client but by law if harm is expressed to be due to another individual it must be reported. Hipaa laws are in place to protect client information. Anything that is discussed in therapy should be confidential. To release information to your parents you would have to sign a release of information disclouser. If not, no infomation should be given out. ...Read more
You are 36?: And you are still worried about your doctor telling your parents about your self-harm? Tell your parents yourself, so what your doctor says does not surprise your parents. Let your parents help you. And let your doctor help you too. ...Read more
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