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    Well I mean as an adult yes you should go for routine blood tests & check ups every couple of years (I only started doing that a few years ago though after iron & vit d problems, major fatigue prompted me to go) but no I wasn’t aware it was recommended older kids go for yearly check ups. Obviously not everyone does that either.
    Anyway the dr was happy with her general check and did the bloods at my request. Hopefully all is well and it’s just the stress of starting high school and the events of the last few months making her tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sairz View Post
    I should have added, my main reason for taking her is she’s been very tired and emotional lately. Her cousin who is the same age had a blood test recently and was found to have extremely low iron, and I have had iron problems myself so I thought I should check that as well. She’s had her period since just after she turned 11.
    With this extra information, I think if it was an ongoing thing (the tiredness) and there wasn't an obvious reason for it, I would do the same and ask for a blood test Hope all is well

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    Our kids are 11 and nearly 14 and they only go to the Dr when sick. DS went this year and it had been 7 years since his last visit! Neither of them have had blood tests. But if the Dr ever felt they needed one I would definitely do it.

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    I take my kids to the dr on an as needed basis.

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    Ive only ever taken them if they’re sick or I need a referral for something 🤷🏼‍♀️ Athough my 6 month old goes regular for weight checks and she’s gaining slowly.


 

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