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Do Your OB GYN Do Blood Work During Your Annual Check-up?

My OB GYN never does any blood work when I go for my annual exam, but some of my co-workers say their doctor always do blood work. My appointment is coming up and I'm trying to see how many of you ladies have blood work done.

What can I do next?

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Mine only does it every 5 years, unless there is a reason to do it.

I bet you could request some bloodwork and they'd run a panel.

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Mine does, however, I have a history of some blood issues such as anemia, etc. It is routine when I go in.

I've been with him about 15 yrs or so.

I haven't had a family Dr in years so my GYN does blood work every time but I think that is due to my irregular cycles...this year, a few of my results were a little high and she did refer me to my PCP (I had to find one) where I had to have more bloodwork done...if you have always been pretty healthy and don't have any health concerns, I wouldn't worry about it. If there's something abnormal going on with your body, you may need to have some bloodwork done...just my thoughts...

I have had 3 regular OB's. None have ever done bloodwork on a routine annual exam.

Hi. Yes mine does it every year if it has not been checked by my regular doctor during the year.
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I don't see an OB GYN for my annual check ups; I see a Family Practice doctor and she always does blood tests (and has since I started seeing her as a teenager ten years ago). My family has a history of cholesterol and blood sugar issues, so maybe that's why she always does blood tests on me, but I'm also young and healthy and never had a bad blood test.

Mine will do it if I request it. I tihnk most OBGYN's think of it as something your PCP does.

Mine only does it every 5 years, unless there is a reason to do it.

I bet you could request some bloodwork and they'd run a panel.

No blood work at my annual.

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