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Comprehensive Health Check-up For 50 Year Old Male

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This year I reached the age of fifty. I generally avoid hospitals like the plague (aka French & Saunders 'old gits' sketch). Last time I went to a UK hospital about 4 years ago they discovered that I had broken my arm a couple of years prior but never realised...

But I think it is prudent to check on a few things. My father died of a heart attack 2 years ago, (although he was 89). His father also died of a heart attack. My mother had a disabling stroke several years ago. I'd like to make sure that any heredity health risks or lifestyle health risks are tested for if I go for a comprehensive health check.

What important issues should be checked? Will these normally be included or will I have to pay extra for them? I'm thinking about ailments such as prostrate cancer etc.

Simon

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Most private hospitals have Check Up "packages" that will include most of what will be needed. The amount of cash you are prepared to fork out on this will determine the scope of the exams and blood tests.

Still cheaper this way than doing the tests individually.

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Frankly, if money isn't a problem and you haven't done an annual checkup ever or for quite a while, I'd go for the full comprehensive one that includes stress test (for heart) on treadmill and ultrasound of upper and lower abdomen. They do all the regular tests (cholesterol, blood sugar, etc) and the various cancer markers, as well as other stuff.

Then for the next few years, just get the basic package.

I just did the full checkup for the first time. Either you'll find something interesting that you need to keep an eye on or you won't, and it'll put your mind at ease.

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Frankly, if money isn't a problem and you haven't done an annual checkup ever or for quite a while, I'd go for the full comprehensive one that includes stress test (for heart) on treadmill and ultrasound of upper and lower abdomen. They do all the regular tests (cholesterol, blood sugar, etc) and the various cancer markers, as well as other stuff.

Then for the next few years, just get the basic package.

I just did the full checkup for the first time. Either you'll find something interesting that you need to keep an eye on or you won't, and it'll put your mind at ease.

THERE's another thread about Dr Morgan on Hang Dong Road near tesco (opposite). The woman is superb. I have never been to a doctor before that fills me so full of confidence. She does a full health check up for circa 4750. I suggest you go see.

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FIFTY !?!

It's colonoscopy time!

Given the average age of TV members, do expect a deluge of quite detailed postings on this subject!!

If we're lucky, the posters will spare us the videos...

More info on the TV blogs on this...

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FIFTY !?!

It's colonoscopy time!

Given the average age of TV members, do expect a deluge of quite detailed postings on this subject!!

If we're lucky, the posters will spare us the videos...

More info on the TV blogs on this...

I had my first before I was 40!

The exam isn't the problem It's the prep!

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Frankly, if money isn't a problem and you haven't done an annual checkup ever or for quite a while, I'd go for the full comprehensive one that includes stress test (for heart) on treadmill and ultrasound of upper and lower abdomen. They do all the regular tests (cholesterol, blood sugar, etc) and the various cancer markers, as well as other stuff.

Then for the next few years, just get the basic package.

I just did the full checkup for the first time. Either you'll find something interesting that you need to keep an eye on or you won't, and it'll put your mind at ease.

THERE's another thread about Dr Morgan on Hang Dong Road near tesco (opposite). The woman is superb. I have never been to a doctor before that fills me so full of confidence. She does a full health check up for circa 4750. I suggest you go see.

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FIFTY !?!

It's colonoscopy time!

Given the average age of TV members, do expect a deluge of quite detailed postings on this subject!!

If we're lucky, the posters will spare us the videos...

More info on the TV blogs on this...

I had my first before I was 40!

The exam isn't the problem It's the prep!

My new doc is trying to convince me to have another. I said no...had a colonoscopy at 52, also had a sigmoidoscopy later. I told her show me something in a blood test or something else to convince me another is needed. "But you should blah, blah, blah." "Have you ever had one?" "Well, no," the doctor said. "Then you haven't experienced the joy!" :)

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Frankly, if money isn't a problem and you haven't done an annual checkup ever or for quite a while, I'd go for the full comprehensive one that includes stress test (for heart) on treadmill and ultrasound of upper and lower abdomen. They do all the regular tests (cholesterol, blood sugar, etc) and the various cancer markers, as well as other stuff.

Then for the next few years, just get the basic package.

I just did the full checkup for the first time. Either you'll find something interesting that you need to keep an eye on or you won't, and it'll put your mind at ease.

I did the stress test on a treadmill about 3 years ago. They must be pretty risky since I had to sign a release form that I understood they could induce a heart attack. :) My results were mixed...I couldn't go quite as long as they wanted, but all the results while I was doing it were within the normal range.

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:) ..I better keep silent...

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I did the stress test on a treadmill about 3 years ago. They must be pretty risky since I had to sign a release form that I understood they could induce a heart attack. :) My results were mixed...I couldn't go quite as long as they wanted, but all the results while I was doing it were within the normal range.

I had to sign the release too. I guess on the one hand they need the test to get solid info about your heart, on the other you could have any number of unknown pre-existing conditions that could cause a heart attack under stress. It was only through a stress test that I discovered my heart had extra beats and through a special stress test that I discovered I had congenital mitral valve prolapse. I've never had any symptoms and there are no limitations on physical activity, but now when filling out health questionnaires I have to tick the box that says "heart disease" and it was a factor in the refusal of the Red Cross to take my blood last year. Oh, well, I suppose it's better to know what I've got.

Incidentally, you can do the stress test using medication instead of a treadmill (i.e. without any stress!) as I did when I had a sprained ankle. It's very weird having a doctor turn a knob on the IV and feeling your heart rate going up and down, eventually pounding like you're running a marathon.

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Incidentally, you can do the stress test using medication instead of a treadmill (i.e. without any stress!) as I did when I had a sprained ankle. It's very weird having a doctor turn a knob on the IV and feeling your heart rate going up and down, eventually pounding like you're running a marathon.

I think the medication route would actually scare me more. With the treadmill, though they urged me on, at 8 out of the 10 minutes I said, "No, stop." And of course, they did. With the medication it's still in there. Hmmmmm.

They were actually pleased with my results...so was I!

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