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This isn't exactly a quick question but I really, really need some help as I'm kind of lost. I've never had a family doctor and have no idea how I would get ahold of my medical records. I don't think my records will entail anything important regarding what they're actually looking for in the medical exam, however there are a few parts I'm unsure of.

I've had two surgeries. A mastectomy and a hysterectomy. Both surgeries were simply because I wanted them done. No cancer or anything. I don't remember the names of either surgeons (I was young). I used to self-harm and have cuts all over my legs and I'm sure they'll be noticed during the exam. I have no history on file of depression, and this is so long in the past and I don't cut anymore.

And what is making me even more anxious: I was struggling with gender identity and have actually had a name change in the past. I've since changed it back to my original name, but both surgeries were performed while I had the other name. Again, these are things I don't particularly want to discuss as I'm so far removed from them and they're not really even relevant to my moving to America. I'm a really healthy individual and don't take any medication, but used to take testosterone in the past.

Seriously, I have a very confusing history, but most of it is just irrelevant. Will this be something that is of concern?

Is it possible I can just tell him about my history if asked, or with all the above circumstances will I for sure need medical records? How do I go about finding them? I no longer live in the same place (moved from Alberta to Vancouver).

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This isn't exactly a quick question but I really, really need some help as I'm kind of lost. I've never had a family doctor and have no idea how I would get ahold of my medical records. I don't think my records will entail anything important regarding what they're actually looking for in the medical exam, however there are a few parts I'm unsure of.

I've had two surgeries. A mastectomy and a hysterectomy. Both surgeries were simply because I wanted them done. No cancer or anything. I don't remember the names of either surgeons (I was young). I used to self-harm and have cuts all over my legs and I'm sure they'll be noticed during the exam. I have no history on file of depression, and this is so long in the past and I don't cut anymore.

And what is making me even more anxious: I was struggling with gender identity and have actually had a name change in the past. I've since changed it back to my original name, but both surgeries were performed while I had the other name. Again, these are things I don't particularly want to discuss as I'm so far removed from them and they're not really even relevant to my moving to America. I'm a really healthy individual and don't take any medication, but used to take testosterone in the past.

Seriously, I have a very confusing history, but most of it is just irrelevant. Will this be something that is of concern?

Is it possible I can just tell him about my history if asked, or with all the above circumstances will I for sure need medical records? How do I go about finding them? I no longer live in the same place (moved from Alberta to Vancouver).

To get your medical records you could probably just call Alberta health (1-866-408-5465). They are really helpful and are open 24x7. About the second part I have no advice to give you sorry :(

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You likely are going to need a consulation with a psychiatrist. Get your medical records from the hospital that performed the surgeries and a recommendation from the psychiatrist that you of sound mind. People dont just self harm for no reason as much as you're trying to play it off. People have been denied entry to the USA because of depression. Any place that you've had medical care for the last 10-15 years should have a record of you.

I hope you're able to get everything you need. Best of luck to you and i wish you a happy future.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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As it was a little too late for me to get my records since Alberta health is closed until January 3rd. I was all ready to have to explain not having medical records and they never even got brought up. It appears the medical went without a hitch, to my shock and happy surprise. I let him know about the surgeries and since they weren't really even relevant (like I assumed) he wrote them down and just moved on. Thank you, your replies helped me be a little more prepared mentally! :)

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