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Worried about getting an ultrasound, Covid

My family doctor told me that I should get an ultrasound for my gallbladder and he suggested I get a blood test as well.
But with Covid being rampant in my area I don’t feel comfortable or safe potentially exposing myself to the virus visiting this imaging clinic he referred me to.

I checked it out online and this particular imaging center received poor reviews.

More than a couple patients call it a run down filthy shithole.

I don’t even feel safe having my blood tested at my family doctors office.

I really am frightened of catching the Coronavirus.

I am high risk and more than likely would die if I caught it.

Don’t know what to do.

That’s pretty disconcerting.

Maybe ring them up and ask them what measures they’re taking bevause of covid. Like do they take people’s temperatures before admission. Do they have social distancing in place. Etc.

I had to take an elderly relative to hospital for something routine and I was a nervous wreck but they seemed to have good covid mitigation measures in place. But that was a hospital and not a clinic.

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Yeah this is a small, old imaging center.
I’m going to call to get more info or I may go to my fathers clinic where I visit ever week.

They take temperature screenings and are very careful there.

Thanks @everhopeful

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Your father’s clinic seems like a better idea from what you’ve said.

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Yes and it’s very modern.

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The clinic I went for an ultrasound had social distancing and they asked about flu symptoms at the door. You can do the ultrasound at any clinic and even at the hospital. I did it once in a hospital.

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The only thing is that the clinic where my father goes specializes in cancer care.
I don’t know if they do imaging for routine gallbladder issues.

Call them and other clinics, ask if they do that imaging.

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Yeah I will.
Thanks @Aziz

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I called my fathers clinic and I made an appointment with them for this week.

Will I have to wear a hospital gown for my ultrasound?

Or will I be wearing my street clothes?

@Aziz

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I didn’t have to. They just asked me to uncover my abdomen, didn’t even need to remove my clothes. Let us know the results!

Oh yeah that was in a clinic but when I did it at the hospital I had to change clothes there and put the hospital gown they gave me at the hospital.

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Ok thanks :slightly_smiling_face: 55555

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Wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer

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They have hand sanitizer dispensers situated throughout the hospital.
Masks are required, they also take your temperature at the entrance.

Thanks @Pianogal

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You should be fine then.

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Yes I made the appointment with my fathers clinic.

Thanks @everhopeful

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