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Old 18.07.2017, 17:06
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If anyone could confirm something for me.
I recently had a medical check and the results had to be done on an English form, which is not very clear and no instructions attached, rather vague.

I'm not entirely clear on the question however the German speaking doctor assumed the answer was right based on me being healthy and everything being fine.

On the subject of cardiovascular/circulatory system.
'Peripheral Pulses' the choices on the form are Present, Reduced or Absent. The doctor checked 'Present', though I believe he should have checked 'Absent'.

Advice on what a Peripheral Pulse is please, the web reveals it to be a palpatation or a weakened artery wall.

Thanks in advance....
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Old 18.07.2017, 17:52
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If anyone could confirm something for me.
I recently had a medical check and the results had to be done on an English form, which is not very clear and no instructions attached, rather vague.

I'm not entirely clear on the question however the German speaking doctor assumed the answer was right based on me being healthy and everything being fine.

On the subject of cardiovascular/circulatory system.
'Peripheral Pulses' the choices on the form are Present, Reduced or Absent. The doctor checked 'Present', though I believe he should have checked 'Absent'.

Advice on what a Peripheral Pulse is please, the web reveals it to be a palpatation or a weakened artery wall.

Thanks in advance....
DSB
Firstly, don't worry, this does not mean that you have a weakened artery wall.

Peripheral pulses are simply pulses which can be felt in peripheral areas of the body, for example in the foot there are two pulses.

The fact that they are present, as the doctor said, means that the circulation to the peripheral parts of your body is fine.

All is well!
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Re: Medical Form

Thanks Hannah.

I had the full going over, wired up like Frankenstein.
All for a dive medical abroad.
My health is, according to the doc, 'superb'.

The doc didn't seem to understand the form in parts, his English, class 1, thought the form was very vague and basic.

Havng peripheral pulses hence means, being able to detect pulses, say in the wrist, around the thyroid area etc....?

The form is attached, can you mull over it please?
The urinalysis for example, are these things present or not by checking the box? One would think by not checking the box it is okay.

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Yes, saying that peripheral pulses are present does mean that the pulses such as those you mention can be felt, so the doctor did tick the correct boxes.

I am not a doctor, the reason I have some knowledge of peripheral pulses is that I worked for the NHS as a podiatrist for many years.

I had a look at the form but couldn't see the urinalysis part, and to be honest you need someone with more knowledge about that than I have.

Best of luck!
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Cheers again, the Doc got it right, and I'm being too analytical.
A lot rides on this, hence my paranoia....
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