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    How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    I had bunch of blood tests including CBC about 6 months ago when I went to the ER for chest pain. Everything was normal.

    Lately Iíve been seeing small yellow bruises pop up that I had no recollection of. I went to a new dental hygienist yesterday and she mentioned that my gum seems to bleed easily when she did the cleaning. The dentist checked my mouth afterward and didnít say anything bad.

    With a normal person, this would not be worrying. Here I am keep thinking about bruising/gum bleed and lead to the worse case scenario of blood disorder/cancer.

    I emailed my doctor requesting lab work but secretly hoped that she would ignore me. She didnít and agreed to order CBC and blood clotting tests. I ran to take the tests and now not in a good place mentally.

    I donít know how to break this anxiety overthinking cycle. I only hope that since I still feel normal energy wise, nothing bad would happen.

    I donít know if 6 months is considered a long time for blood tests to change :(

    Thank you for reading my rants. I now will sweat until I get the results back (24-48hrs)

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    Re: How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    Once a year as part of your yearly physical.

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    Re: How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmanpa View Post
    How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    Once a year as part of your yearly physical.

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    Thank you, Fishmanpa. Iíve stopped the bad habit of googling. Instead I found that browsing the forum helped my mind with logical comments from you and others. My anxiety comes and goes.

    6 months shall not be a long time for things to change, I hope and pray.

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    Re: How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    I agree, yearly is plenty. I hope you get the results quickly and they put your mind at ease.

    I've gotten the "your gums are bleeding so easily!" comment from dental hygienists before. Usually it's as a result of them sticking me with those sharp metal scrapers - like of course that makes me bleed . Not flossing properly, or even going a bit between flossing can make you bleed easily as well. It's just down to your gums not used to being manhandled like that. As for the bruising? You can ask your doc but it's really not super uncommon to bump yourself and end up with a little bruise and not remember how you got it. To my understanding, "concerning" bruising is very noticeable and hard to ignore, in that it is usually very frequent and sizable.
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    Re: How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhelen79 View Post
    I had bunch of blood tests including CBC about 6 months ago when I went to the ER for chest pain. Everything was normal.

    Lately I’ve been seeing small yellow bruises pop up that I had no recollection of. I went to a new dental hygienist yesterday and she mentioned that my gum seems to bleed easily when she did the cleaning. The dentist checked my mouth afterward and didn’t say anything bad.

    With a normal person, this would not be worrying. Here I am keep thinking about bruising/gum bleed and lead to the worse case scenario of blood disorder/cancer.
    When this happened to me, as in bruising easily and bleeding gums (mine used to bleed spontaneously - even when I wasn't cleaning them etc) and it turned out that I was Vit D deficient and this is the most likely cause for these symptoms.

    Do you know if you were tested for this? Might be worth asking your doctor..
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    Re: How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    Or it could be that you just need to improve your cleaning regime?

    Yearly blood tests are offered at my surgery for healthy patients.

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    Re: How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by .Poppy. View Post
    I agree, yearly is plenty. I hope you get the results quickly and they put your mind at ease.

    I've gotten the "your gums are bleeding so easily!" comment from dental hygienists before. Usually it's as a result of them sticking me with those sharp metal scrapers - like of course that makes me bleed .

    To my understanding, "concerning" bruising is very noticeable and hard to ignore, in that it is usually very frequent and sizable.
    That is what Iím hoping too. Iíve heard that concerning bruises are big and dark. Itís too logical for the anxious mind to register. Ugh 😩

    Also she was rough on my gum during cleaning

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    Re: How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    Or it could be that you just need to improve your cleaning regime?

    Yearly blood tests are offered at my surgery for healthy patients.
    I asked her for vitamin tests as well but she only ordered CBC and clotting tests.

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    Re: How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    Or it could be that you just need to improve your cleaning regime?

    Yearly blood tests are offered at my surgery for healthy patients.
    I do need to improve the way I clean. I was so anxious that I had a bad dream that the test results were bad. I woke up sweating.

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    Re: How often one healthy person need blood tests?

    Just want to update:
    Got CBC test back at 6am. Lymphocyte abs is 3.2 (max js 3.1). Other numbers are in range.

    Emailed doctor if that is concerning and she hasnít responded.

    She hasnít returned other tests neither. If tests are normal, they would be automatically released. Now Iím worried if they are ok or not. Itís also Saturday she might not be working today.

    Now Iím trying to distract myself until Wednesday since Monday is a holiday. God I felt so stupid taking the tests right before long weekend

    If CBC ok, would blood clotting tests be ok too? Oh good

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