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St. John’s FAQ

1. Why we should receive health examination regularly?
a) Principle—find out potential ailment earlier, treatment follows up earlier. Most chronic illness and malignancy can be found out when abnormality spotted during health examination, before obvious sickness felt. Treatment introduced in this period can effectively prevent degenerating.
b) Judgment on living habits and improvement —result of health examination indicates some abnormalities, more or less; though some of the indications of abnormality doesn’t transfer to illness already existed, but based on them, we can learn more about our health condition and change unhealthy living habits, thus staying away from ailments.
c) Building personal health sheet —Health examination is beneficial not only in learning more about our health condition, but also in learning about every change in your health condition via your built personal health sheet, which helps finding out potential ailment earlier and hence prevent early.
2. How often should I receive health examinations?
a) For your reference
<30 years old ≥30 years old ≥50 years old
1 time/2years 1 time/1year 2 times/1year

b) People older than 30 should receive health examination at least once in a year, if any symptom described below concerts with you:
  • Personal past health condition (hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, any chronic disease)
  • Hepatitis B carrier
  • Family medical records (diabetes, hyperlipemia, cancer)
  • lastingly work long in polluted environment
  • smokers, alcoholics, hospitality-immersion man
c) Women older than 30 and women having sex life should receive annual cervical smear annually (order for a remind on your birthday might be a good choice )
3. Health examination turns our all correct, does that mean absolute healthy?
Even all examination items you went through and finally get green light, chance of illness still exists, because examination for some organs might not be thorough one. Hence, health report is not assurance that telling you that no illness would occur. In addition, health report is born with limited life, because your health condition changes all the time, a green-light health report only tells you that currently you have no potential ailment or anything might cause illness; your health condition changes with time went by, changes with your age, your living habits and your working pressure; the longer the report dated, the less reliability for it. Hence, after receiving the ok health report, still you should receive health examination annually and periodically, a sheet of ok health report should not be dreamed as a life-assurance of health.
4. I’m feeling quite well, so I need not to receive health examination. Right?
If you feel quite well, you need not to receive health examination immediately. However, nowadays some chronic diseases have topped the reasons that leading to death. Chronic diseases usually have no obvious symptoms in early stage, and when symptoms appear, it is usually too late. So, self-conscious is not reliable for exact health state judgment, nor could it keep you fit for all the time, so it’s wise to receive health examination periodically.
5. May I come for health examination the time I’m feeing bad?
It is a mistake most people commit. If you are not feeling well, you should turn to doctors early. Health examination is aimed at finding out potential causes that might develop into illness before it really happens, and only in this way can we spot ailment threat earlier and treat earlier, thus avoid delaying the treatment.
6. Will X-ray harm my body?
Keep the quantity of X-ray in safe scope, it will not harm you and you might take it easy. If you are just afraid of radiation and rejected X-ray, when you delay your treatment for this, you face loss. However, pregnant women should avoid X-ray examination, for fetus is in differentiation period of cell, its resistance immunity is weak, and it is sensitive to radiations; especially fetus within three months should stay away from X-ray, or else, it might be abnormal. Therefore, women suspected pregnant or confirmed pregnant should avoid receiving examinations access to X-ray.
7. Is ultrasonic inspection harmful to man?
Ultrasonic inspection is not intruding, so it’s not harmful to man; it is usually used to detect abnormality of organs, you might receive this examination in relief.
8. Should I arrange endoscope in health examination annually?
You need not to receive endoscope examination every year, while cases concerning the following conditions excluded:
a) Cancer history among your lineal relatives of blood, esp. gastric cancer &. colorectal cancer;
b) Multiple intestinal polyposis in family medical history;
c) You had cancer before;
d) Adenoma found during your last endoscope examination;
e) If you’d already accepted endoscope examination within one year and it turns out alright, then you might take endoscope examination every three years.
9. When should I consider breast echo?
a)Female aged below 40;
b) Dense breast;
c) Abnormality found during breast photo detection;
d) Micromazia.
10. When should I consider breast photo detection?
a) Female aged above 40 (Female aged below 40 with dense breast is not suitable for breast photo detection.);
b) Macromazia;
c) Whatsoever, female might receive breast photo detection for all ages under the following conditions:
   i. lump found during breast examination;
   ii. breast cancer found in family medical history of your relatives;
   iii. carcinoid or malignancy in your breast before.
11. If I received breast plastic surgery before, may I accept breast photo detection or ultrasonic inspection?
Since in most cases of breast surgery breast forms of physiological saline bags are implanted, it will not cause deviation from the right examination result of either breast photo detection or ultrasonic inspection. If you accepted breast surgery before examinations, kindly please inform doctors in advance.
12. Shall I consider cervical smear or not?
a) Female with sexual act:
Annual regular cytologic examination is recommended (pap smear/TCT); female with uterine neck pathology symptom or like family medical history should also receive HPV, if abnormality found during the cytologic examination, further examinations like uterine neck colpomicroscopy or cervical biopsy would be recommended.
b) Virgin female:
Since the chance of getting carcinoma of uterine cervix is pretty low, and this examination might break the maidenhead, most virgin girls need not to do this examination. However, if any symptom suspicious, you might decide by yourself regarding this item.
c) Female stopped sexual act or female running out of menses:
Regular examination is still in need. For women aged above 70, if you’d experienced cytologic examination for two times in 5years, and the result turned out alright, you might stop this examination; if you’d never received cytologic examination, you are suggested taking cytologic examination.
d) Female after hysterectomy :
If your uterine neck was not cut completely, you still need to take cytologic examination regularly; if your uterine neck was cut completely, yet atypical hyperplasia or maliganant lesion occurred, examination of vagina cunt vault smear is recommended to you.
e) For ladies that had original sexual act at young age/ married early/ bear baby early/ multipara/ frequent abortion/ complicate sexual acts, if HPV symptom appears, the chance for uterine neck lesion increases, regular cytologic examinations every year are more indispensable for you than others.
13. When should I arrange sclerotin density thickness examination?
In the listed 5 situations, if you find any concur with yours, you should accept sclerotin density thickness examination:
a) Senior citizens aged above 60 who had never accepted sclerotin density thickness examination before;
b) Menses run out:
  i. menses run out before 40 years old;
  ii. menses run out &. no record on estrin treatment;
  iii. menses run out &. estrongen in use currently &. Doctor-prove decreasing of your sclerotin density thickness one year ago.
c) Small quantity of sclerotin (confirmed)
d) Living habits:
  i. In the past few years, your height lowered for 2 centimeters for more;
  ii. constant smoker;
  iii. excessive consumption of alcohol;
  iiii. constant coffee consumer.
e) Family medical historically, humpback or fractures record on your grandmother/mother/sister.
14. Health examination report says everything is ok, does that mean that I need not to accept annual regular examination any more?
Chronic diseases on adults and cancers develop year by year, hence one health report in one year can not guarantee that there is not any abnormality, therefore, in order to detect diseases earlier, you should accept annual regular examinations. Besides that, regular examinations can also help understanding the condition of various risk factors like cholesterol and their improving process, which is of great help for advancing your health.
15. What are painless stomachoscopy / enteroscopy?
Painless stomachoscopy /enteroscopy refer to sedative ahead of traditional examination, which operated when the examinate felt subnarcotic. Before painless stomachoscopy /enteroscopy enteroscopy examination, cardiograph and chest X-ray exams should go ahead, as well as a comprehensive evaluate to the examinate; meanwhile, a thorough understanding of the examinate’s drug allergy history is necessary. All prepared, with the examinate in the center, clysis, blood oxygen content monitor, cardiac rate monitor, and blood pressure monitor will be added, then mainline(eg. demerol, rapifen) &. anxiolytic sleeping drug(eg. valium, propofol) follow help move the examinate to conscious sedation, where the examinate can relax and pain comes tolerable with examinate’s fortitude, yet it’s different from deep anesthesia in a surgery. During the 15-min examination operated by doctors from stomach department, experts from the anesthesia department will present through the whole procession, which is basically the same with that of stomachoscopy / enteroscopy. After this examination, the examinate should have a rest until reaching waking state, usually 30 minutes is enough and the examinate can act as usual. On the same day after this examination, you’d better not perform any task that is sophisticated or dangerous, nor should you drive, ride a bicycle, attend meeting or make big decisions. Generally speaking, an interval of dazzling lasting from 15min-30min is common; you need not to worry about it.
16. After accepting enteroscopy, my stomach feels heavy, is this common? How to respond to it?
Most examinates feel his stomach heavy after receiving enteroscopy, because air was pumped into the stomach during the examination. Generally, the doctor pump air our after the examination, however, there might be some remains. Most examinates could break wind after some random walk, and would feel better. As a summary, the feeling of a heavy stomach is caused by air remains in your stomach after the examination; usually you feel better days after.
17. Is there any matter that needs to pay attention to after health examination?
After your health examination, in most cases, there might be some abnormal data or result, but you need not to worry, instead you should get clear about meaning of the abnormality. When doctor gives you recommendations, you’d better follow, seeking further examinations in St. John’s Clinic or other major hospitals as soon as possible, or, if suggested, you need to change your living habits to reduce chance of getting your health spoiled, only in this way you might achieve your goal for a health examination. St. John’s Clinic also provides hospital referral service, and included, we digest a summary of your health report for the destinative hospital to follow up with your treatment. On the contrary, if you accept health examination without any follow-up treatment when it’s necessary for advancing your health state, yet you deem that you’ve completed the health examination, then you are wrong, and the examination you received became fruitless.

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