taking you child for a school or sport physical

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I just thought that i would share with people that my 6 year old daughter had a physical and i wasn't real happy with the entire thing of.....bend over and i am going to check your spine, now try and push my hand down, now try and push my hand up, ok i am going to listen to your heart and lungs....now i am going to prick you finger for a little bit of blood to tell me if you are anemic and we are also going to do a urine on you to check it. !!!! For me that wasn't enough....i mean i have listened to the news and all these poor kids are passing out on the fields and or court and or dieing. I wanted to know more about my daughter and thought that if i new more about what was going on inside her body i could help her. Thank God i did !!!! My 6 year old daughters cholesterol is 255!!!! So, just thought that for all those mom's out there should think about getting there childs blood checked for as much as you can......we have to go back every 3 months for the next year to keep a close eye on it. If it doesn't go down within 6 months she is going to be put on meds for it.... I don't want that and i hope that all you mom's reading this don't want that for your child either!!!


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Stacie - posted on 11/12/2009




The school and sports physicals for kids basically are just there to make sure your child is up to date on immunizations, can see and hear properly and so the school or organization is aware of any past injuries/allergies. They do a quick neurological check (push hands/feet up and down) Its a very cursory appointment. The other things like cholesterol screening and such are done at a child's regular yearly physical and are usually based on things like family history and lifestyle. You can request things like a full blood workup or ekg's and such to check your child's heart, lungs, etc. But these are not generally part of the school/sports physical. There's a definite difference between the two "checkups". So it would probably be a good idea to ask whats involved in your child's physical when it's scheduled. I'm sure they wouldn't have a problem checking with other tests if you let them know upfront you want them done, so they're prepared for your visit. If your insurance doesn't cover or you don't want to pay for all of those physicals in one year, alot of Drs. office will just complete the forms if your child has been in for their full physical within a specified timeframe. Mine is within 6 months. I hope this helps you out.

Angie - posted on 11/11/2009




wow, ty for the heads up. i would never think to get my sons checked for that. but will in the future.

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