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Physical Exam Embarrassment

Let's share details about those embarrassing pediatric exams we had growing up!
How embarrassed did you used to get at your annual checkups?
Not at all
A little bit
Very much
I hated them!
At what age would you say you were most embarrassed to be examined?
Pre 5
5-10
10-15
15-20
Where did you go most often for your annual checkups?
Private Practice
Health Clinic
Hospital
At School
How much would you have to undress before your exam would start?
Guys: Keep clothes on
Guys: Strip to underwear
Guys: Undress completely
Girls: Keep clothes on
Girls: Strip to underwear/bra
Girls: Undress completely
Who was in the room while you undressed?
No one
1 Parent
2 Parents
Same-sex sibling(s)
Opposite-sex sibling(s)
Nurse
Doctor
Sibling(s) AND Parent(s)
What was it like waiting for the doctor or nurse to come in?
Just kind of bored
Looking forward to the exam
A little nervous
Incredibly embarrassed and anxious
If other family members were in the room while you in some state of undress, how uncomfortable did that make you feel?
Not at all
Felt a little strange about it
Very uncomfortable - Why should the doctor get to embarrass me like that?
Was your doctor usually the same-sex or opposite?
Same
Opposite
Once the exam started, did you feel weird if family members were in the room watching you get examined?
Not really
Maybe a little
Yes! Wanted more privacy
Did the doctor examine your belly?
Yes
No
As the doctor examined your abdomen, how exposed did you become?
Only abdomen
Lowered underwear to expose private area a little
Removed underwear
Girls, would you ever have to remove your bra for chest exam?
No
Loosened it for a quick check under bra
Completely removed it
Girls, how did you feel if your pediatrician examined your chest?
It was OK
It was kind of uncomfortable
It couldn't have been more embarrassing for me!
Did you ever watch a sibling get examined in the same room?
Yes
No
How did you feel watching your brother or sister being examined?
Whatever
Weird to see them in various states of undress
Tried not to look, too uncomfortable
Did any family members see any private areas during your exam?
No
Guys: Saw my genital area
Guys: Saw my genital area and rear end
Girls: Saw my breasts
Girls: Saw my breasts and genital area
Girls: Saw my breasts, genital area, and rear end
Did you see any same-sex siblings' private areas?
Yes
No
If yes, how much?
Just a peek, as underwear was lowered
Completely undressed
Did you watch an opposite-sex sibling have their exam?
Yes
No
If yes, how much did you see?
Clothes kept on
Saw them have to lower underwear
Saw them fully undressed
How did the doctor act while examining your private areas?
Talk to you about what was being done
Tried to do it quickly, not to embarrass
Seemed to drag it out, while talking to parent
Looking back, how do you feel about those exams growing up?
OK - we all have 'em
Glad they're over, they were kind of awkward
I'll never foget the complete embarrassment!
This poll was created on 2003-03-18 16:44:39 by Just Wondering