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    Yep - getting ahead of myself again, but just having such a fun day at work, I thought I'd see what we have to look forward to.

    What do they actually do at the medicals?

    Weight and height?
    Blood pressure and tests?
    X-ray?
    Physical examination?
    Urine and stools?

    and what would they do for our children? Both are under 4?

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    that was something I was wondering as well - what do they test your blood for etc - do they hhave set guidelines regarding height, weight BMI etc - it would be nice to know before hand so that if necessary I could go on a diet

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    If you have a look through the forms the doctor has to fill in, it'll give you some idea of what's coming. The first part would have to be filled in by you, I believe, and the second bit by the medical practioner.

    Other than that, perhaps some of the others can fill in the blanks.
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    They do routine blood tests, chest xrays, and a bit of an abdominal 'prod' for people over 11, just did urine tests and a listen to my eldest daughter chest. They also looked in our eyes and mouths. For those wearing glasses, they say to bring them, and ask you to read from a chart. They also did height and weight for adults- if your BMI is over 30-or is it 35?, they do fasting lipids (cholesterol) and fasting glucose blood tests. We knew that our BMI's were raised, so starved ourselves befor the medicals
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    Hey guys,
    Hope am not repeating alifox here but for us they did:

    Height/weight - calculate BMI and take waist measurement. If BMI over 35 in adults or waist circumference over 88cm for females or 102cm for males then you have to have the extra fasting lipids and fasting glucose tests (which adds to the cost!!!)
    Blood pressure
    Blood sample for various blood tests
    physical examination - general breathing/abdominal exam and reflexes
    Urine sample (no stool sample needed!)
    Chest x-ray

    You're also asked about family medical history. We were expected to take our own forms with us (NZIS 1007) and the doctor expected us to have filled in parts A and B (although form says part B should be done in front of the medical examiner - think our doctor was just being tetchy!)
    You also need to take 3 passport photos each, and details of any prescriptions and any existing specialist reports, where you have a know medical condition. Oh and remember to take you passports.

    Not sure about the kids - but think they have much less invasive tests. If you look on the medial form it should tell you more.

    Hope this helps,
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    very wide ranging questionaire - I'm going to have a problem with some of the questions though - I've had not contact with my parents& sister since 1976 & have no idea if they are alive or dead - the one thing that does suprise me is that although they ask about drug & alcohol use/abuse they don't seem to test for it - not that I'm worried about that being teetotal - I'll alos have to look back & find remember when I broke my ankle as that was the only time I was in hospital
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    Hi welwynrose,
    I've not had contact with my (biological) father since I was a child and my boyfriend is not in contact with his parents or brother. On the forms we just stated that their medical history was unknown as we weren't in contact - doing that didn't cause us a problem so hopefully should be fine for you too.
    HTH,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunstar View Post
    Hi welwynrose,
    I've not had contact with my (biological) father since I was a child and my boyfriend is not in contact with his parents or brother. On the forms we just stated that their medical history was unknown as we weren't in contact - doing that didn't cause us a problem so hopefully should be fine for you too.
    HTH,
    Clare
    Clare - thanks for that info - I've been asked family medical history before & have always struggled to answer - looking at the BMI figures I may go on a bit of a diet not that I'm massively overweight but I do have a bit of middle age spread which won't help lucky for him the OH is 10 years younger and has a 32" waist & is 11 1/2 stone of pure muscle - update just been to Boots in my lunch break to weigh myself & although overweight my BMI is well within the figure needed - thats a relief
    Last edited by welwynrose; 16-08-2007 at 02:56 AM.

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