Diapers at the Doctors office

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I’m headed in to the doctors office for a CT scan and other test on my bladder and kidneys. How do they handle it if you are wearing diapers to the appointments? Any experience with this? I’m planning to take an extra diaper but not sure what to expect. Any advice would be awesome.
 
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I don’t have any personal experience here, but if you have a medical condition or you’re saying you do which is why you wear diapers and you’re going to a medical setting it should be no issue.

It won’t be the first time any one of them have seen an adult using a diaper.
 
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True, yes that is the case with me. Just wondering about it. Thanks
 
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You'll be fine. The doctors will be professional about it.

However, when they assume, or you tell them, that you're incontinent, your doctor might be concerned. Incontinence is usually a side-effect of a larger problem. Your doctor might end up referring you for tests.
 
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I had a bladder scan and an ultrasound and the diaper was a non issue. I told them before hand and they were cool.
 
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Thanks everyone, just made it back from the doctors office and imaging clinic. Super nice people and very professional. I was able to keep my diaper on for the CT scan. Not a problem the tech said. She helped me right on to the table and conducted the scan. Afterwords she helped me get dressed and right over to the doctors office. Oh by the way, I’m in a wheelchair. Think I left that part out
Doctors office was a little different. There I had to remove the diaper for another test / scan. Nurse again was super helpful getting me ready for the test. After the test, she asked if I needed help getting dressed agin and I replied yes. This was the truth. I did need a little help putting on a new diaper. The exam table was too small to roll over on my side. She was very professional about it and took care of the entire process. She had me lift up and slid the open diaper under me and before I knew it, she had it tapped in place. Again very professional about the whole thing. After that she helped me transfer from the exam table to my wheelchair and finished getting dressed.
Super nice people, now waiting on the test results and a follow up appointment.
 
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Pampers4Ever said:
Thanks everyone, just made it back from the doctors office and imaging clinic. Super nice people and very professional. I was able to keep my diaper on for the CT scan. Not a problem the tech said. She helped me right on to the table and conducted the scan. Afterwords she helped me get dressed and right over to the doctors office. Oh by the way, I’m in a wheelchair. Think I left that part out
Doctors office was a little different. There I had to remove the diaper for another test / scan. Nurse again was super helpful getting me ready for the test. After the test, she asked if I needed help getting dressed agin and I replied yes. This was the truth. I did need a little help putting on a new diaper. The exam table was too small to roll over on my side. She was very professional about it and took care of the entire process. She had me lift up and slid the open diaper under me and before I knew it, she had it tapped in place. Again very professional about the whole thing. After that she helped me transfer from the exam table to my wheelchair and finished getting dressed.
Super nice people, now waiting on the test results and a follow up appointment.
Glad to hear you had a good experience at the Dr. Makes me feel better if I ever have to go see one wearing a diaper.
 
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I have always been 24/7 - and yes have had that test, and LOTS of others.
No issue at all to worry about there, it's just another pair of underwear as far as they are concerned.

It's VARY rare to have any issues at all there in any medical setting!

I did have an issue with a hospital when I had to stay there for a few days a few years ago (I WILL NOT use that hospital for anything ever again!) and that was mainly the one nurses aid just plain did not want to deal with it.
The ONLY other time I can remember of anything at all in a medical setting was not actually an issue, just a little strange - not in itself, more the fact this was from someone I had never seen before at all. That was following some procedure (don't recall what one now, but something you had to be out for) - and all that actually was - when I was just waking back up, but for sure could still feel the anesthesia, right in front of me, that nurse tells my wife "Put on his Pamper.".

Other than those two incidents - the only times it was bought up at all in a medical setting was by someone I had already dealt with a lot (Like an ER nurse, staff in the hospital I do use ex.) and that use mostly honestly just seeking information - and I KNOW those people would not have said anything if it weren't for the fact that, while only on a professional level, we did know each other - well enough to recognize each other on site, even if it was like in a store or something like that. And mostly having to do with the quality and easy of use (on them) of the diapers I had, compared to what they "get stuck" using if someone that is IC ends up there, and does not have their own with them.

SO just those two times at all, and that is out of a life-time (Just over 50 years) - therefore I would have to say it's a VERY good bet to say it's not likely anyone in a medical setting is going to say anything, or care - and if they do say anything at all (HIGHLY UNLIKELY) that is likely to maybe seem a LITTLE strange, but really nbd.
 
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Thank you, I guess the next question would be. Will they let you bring your own diapering supplies? Sounds like they will and I’m sure they would help you change if you needed it or asked for them to do so. Hopefully there’s not a hospital stay in the future but just wondering.
 
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I never wearing at hospital since in emergency room because ER had near unisex bathroom. I was awkward to walking myself due my vision problems need assisted me to bathroom. I don’t surprise anyone that I tactile multi-surface like toilet, sink, mirror, soap dispenser, paper towel dispenser, and trash can. I was out bathroom and door was opened. I don’t think to wear a diaper to hospital, but I’m not take a backpack inside my supplies to hospital like two diapers, cleansing wipes, disposal bags. Nah!
 
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Happy your experience was good and you should continue to have such experiences in the future.
But yes, you will have that odd event and or individual that is not working at a professional level, yet.

As has been stated above, you can take you own supplies for short stays. With longer stays, it will require that your family will have to bring in more supplies based on the length of your stay. COVID really screwed such outside help /supply and depending on your Hospital it will vary even now. Since, Hospitals are set-up to change you far more often then you are likely use to and since you are not moving that much, using the cheap Hospital diapers will provide you a reason to get well quicker.

My diapers have been been tagged with all kinds of terms, especially from individuals that are kind of new to Medical services, which can leave individuals attempting to use some term. Commonly, experience will bring the majority up to speed or they leave for other work.
 
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COVID-19 would no longer on May 11, 2023. All doctors and nurses, and staffs would no longer mask for all patients.
 
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Tasmaniandevilpadded said:
COVID-19 would no longer on May 11, 2023. All doctors and nurses, and staffs would no longer mask for all patients.
Lets us hope, as the Whitehouse has not expressed a like interest and had only set that date as a means of setting the issue into the future.
 
I've spent over 700 days hospitalized and once I learned HOW HORRIFIC hospital products are I've been bringing my own ever since. Sure, if I wind up hospitalized without warning I have to rely on their trash until I can have someone bring my own supplies, but no one has ever had any issues with this. As a matter of fact I hooked LLMedico up with several new customers over the years (mostly nurses) who have family members with these needs and were unaware there were actually high quality products available for us. One of the nurses confided in me that they were for her, at night. Damn shame we were both still technically married though going through divorces. She has me by a few years and I've not seen her since but who knows.
 
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Pampers4Ever said:
Thank you, I guess the next question would be. Will they let you bring your own diapering supplies? Sounds like they will and I’m sure they would help you change if you needed it or asked for them to do so. Hopefully there’s not a hospital stay in the future but just wondering.
At least where I am - they would rather you bring your own - more so if you do need help!
What they have is not that great at all - and on top of that they call them "one size fits all", but it's actually just XXL, making it pretty difficult to get the right fit even, unless it's someone pretty big. BUT if they actually would fit properly, for sure they are not going to be much help!
 
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Pampers4Ever said:
I’m headed in to the doctors office for a CT scan and other test on my bladder and kidneys. How do they handle it if you are wearing diapers to the appointments? Any experience with this? I’m planning to take an extra diaper but not sure what to expect. Any advice would be awesome.
Yep. I’ve been diapered in Abena L4s for all three of my last MRI and CT scans. Including plastic pants from KINS over the top. No problem. The technician made me remove all my clothes in a private dressing room and put on medical scrubs to be sure of no metal. My padded diaper butt was obvious, and I when I came out of the dressing room they only asked to confirm that nothing I was wearing had metal content like snaps. It made enduring the 25 minute scans so much more comfortable.
 
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When I had to have spinal fusion surgery, my doctor told me I'd be in for a few days. (ended up being in for 1 week)
My surgeon already knew that I'd been having IC issues. It was something that was expected to get better following surgery. (it did)
When I was in the surgery prep room the nurse put in the IV, I was visited by the anesthesiologist, and then my surgeon. I asked him if they would be using a catheter. He said yes. I asked if there was any way they could skip it since I was heavily diapered. He said no, but would have it removed while I was still asleep. He asked if there was any reason, I simply stated that I preferred the diaper to a catheter. He said no problem.
After the surgery I woke up in the recovery room in just a hospital gown - no diaper. Once I was more awake they took me upstairs to my room and after getting me transferred to my bed, the nurse came in and while going over my notes she said something to the effect of "I see you've got some incontinence issues and that you wear diapers." (yes she used the D word)
I told her that I brought my own. She asked if I would like to be put into one. I said yes. She called in her nursing assistant and the two of them got me diapered.
For the next week, they would regularly ask if I was wet or needed a change. At one point I hit the call button because I needed a change and when the nursing assistant came in she asked what I needed and I told her I needed a diaper change. During the change she asked why I called it a diaper and not a brief. I told her that euphemisms just further the stigma of wearing them. She said "that's fair I suppose". From then on she referred to it as a diaper.
Throughout my time leading up to surgery and since then, the many visits with many doctors, nurses, and physical therapists, I've always used the term diaper. Most seem to use the euphemisms until they hear me say diaper. After that they switch and use the same term. Not once did I ever have anyone make me feel bad for wearing them. To them a patient in diapers is just like any other patient. The MRI techs said that at least since I was wearing a diaper, they knew they weren't going to have to clean up after me.
 
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I was in the ER very recently, I had a brain seizure. It was an over night stay. I was after trouble standing and walking at first. And the nurse offered diapers as an option. She was very professional and nice. Diapered me for the night and helped me get cleaned up in the morning.
 
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Edgewater said:
Lets us hope, as the Whitehouse has not expressed a like interest and had only set that date as a means of setting the issue into the future.
Of all the places where masks ought to be required to be worn, hospitals should be #1 on the list. I’m surprised that hospitals and doctors’ offices didn’t require them in pre-COVID times.
 
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DanElmontan said:
Of all the places where masks ought to be required to be worn, hospitals should be #1 on the list. I’m surprised that hospitals and doctors’ offices didn’t require them in pre-COVID times.
Our local Hospitals all require masks.
Doctor offices is a mixed bag of various requirements.
Different places different requirements.
CDC and WHO have lost the confidence of the public and that only adds to the concern as variances keep appearing.
Gain of function or natural mutation?
The guidelines are all over the place as more studies are finding that standard masks are not that effective.
 
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