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I'd really like to know how others deal with this. I am on ADs so visit my GP every couple of months. However, I've lots of small things to sort out: - very hairy chin and top lip - blocked ears (earplugs make DHs snoring bearable but my hearing has deteriorated since I've been using them) - lots of moles, I would like them looked at - painful swollen thumbs - according to Dr Google I have a rectocele - and piles, the glamour - have had cervical polyps. So need that checked too - one knee is a bit dodgy - bunions - very fungal toenails - build up of dead skin making feet sore
I'm 53, well presented, overweight but reasonably active. FFS, I know none of these things are remotely serious or important but I do feel I'm falling apart.
I don't feel I can take up hours of the GPs time over trivia. But I do want to fix these things.
Here is information about getting an MOT, but it is more to do with indicators about serious conditions.
I think your list will vary surgery to surgery, but at mine, you could make an appt with the Nurse to see what she can help you with, and then reduce the list for the GP at a later date. Might even be able to ask for a double appt if you don't need it too urgently.
I would agree with sorting out what you can for yourself. The NHS cannot be responsible for all this
Hairy chin and lip - pluck, wax or thread Blocked ears - your earplugs are compacting your earwax and allowing it to build up rather than work its way out, stop using them, try another type, divorce etc Piles - try over the counter remedies first like Anusol, Preparation H, etc. Your pharmacist can advise which product according to your symptoms Skin on feet - Soak, file and moisturise regularly or go for a pedicure or chiropody treatment then you just have to keep it up.
I can't believe you would think of asking a GP to solve such minor and cosmetic problems!