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Do you ask the doctor what your actual results are: eg: what your blood pressure reading is, what you iron levels are, what you blood sugar levels are etc as opposed to just whether they are "fine" or "bad"?

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I always ask for specifics, yes. I like to be a very active health consumer :) I ask lots of questions and sometimes they're surprised by it because I don't have a "just do what the dr tells you" attitude.
Not usually. The numbers mean nothing to me, so 'good', 'bad', 'high', low' is more informative anyway.
I like specifics. One of my doctors even runs off my results so I have a hard copy.
by Vee
I always ask. I learned the hard way that it pays to be very well informed about my health and any tests and procedures I'm having done. I'm very pleased to have found a GP who goes through what all the letters mean on a blood test referral form and who goes over the results with me (and gives me a copy of the results for my records). I find this especially useful when I'm then talking to other health care providers such as physio or dietician.
Yes, I do
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