Rectal TemperatureI am almost 15 and my parents and Dr still take my temperature rectally. OK, so like my mom is a nurse and my dad is a pharmacist, and they and the Dr always tell me that it's the best and most accurate way, and well, I kinda know that, but it's sooooooooooo embarrassing!
Don't get the wrong idea. None of them ever did anything weird to me! They just really think it is important for it to be done this way and I tolerate it because of the explanation, but I hate having to pull up my skirt, or lower my pants, and just like wait there on my stomach for them to pull down my panties and put it in and then wait for it to be taken out. It feels like hours not minutes!
I have like only 2 friends who still get it this way sometimes. Are there more teenage girls out there that still get your temperature taken this way,or maybe any moms who still do it that way who can make me understand and feel better about it?
My mom says that when she was a kid in the 60s this was the way everyone had it taken all the time at home and at the Dr and parents even gave their kids suppositories and enemas all the time too! Ewwwwwwwwwww! Had a few of those and glad I was not a kid in the 60s!
Anyone else have this experience now?
LizLaz 16-17, F 18 Responses 7 Sep 29, 2012