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I have been cutting for about three months now. I cut my wrists, legs and stomach. I have been very good at hiding them, at least I thinks so, but now I have a problem. I’m sick therefore not going to school and left alone at home for the day. My mom’s friend is a doctor and my mom asked her to come over and check upon me, find out why I’m sick and how to recover. I’m so scared that the doctor is going to make me undress, because I’ve been to doctors loads of times before I started self harming and many times I had been asked to remove my clothes, leaving me in my underwear, so that the doctor could do a few tests on me.

If I have to undress, the doctor will literally see all my scars except for the ones hidden under my bracelets. I tried putting concealer on them but they’re still visible. I even called my mom and begged her to not make her friend come, claiming that I was fine but she didn’t listen to me.

Since all I seem to have is a cold, technically the doctor should only check my throat, right? Or will she have me remove my clothes? How can I avoid having to remove my clothes? Tell her I’m a lot better? I don’t know what to do. Or do you know any other ways to hide my scars? Or any other excuses to convince my mom not to let the doctor come, or the doctor not to have me get undressed?

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tinybird 10/8/2014 - 4:54 pm

“Friends” are never a good idea for a doctor, because it’s hard for them to be impartial in the situation. But it could also be a way for you to finally get help! Cutting is a dangerous addiction that does not solve any problems in the long run.

Nat 10/13/2014 - 8:32 am

I get what you are saying with help but trust me, people don’t understand. I have been doing a type of self harm it isn’t the same as cutting but it almost leaves you with the same feeling. People don’t understand why you do it or what it is like they just want you to stop. Seeing someone just makes you lying me about it.

crossingboundaries 10/13/2014 - 8:47 pm

I’d just be like, “hey, I’d appreciate it if I could keep my clothes on”. That’s it. If someone forces you to remove your clothes without your consent, that’s abuse. No one has the right to see your body but you. I hope you feel better!

curlylion720 10/16/2014 - 12:11 pm

I guess you’re right. Thank you.

BrokenAngel8 10/15/2014 - 1:28 pm

I dont think she would make you undress if its just a cold but if your mom is suspecious. I used to use a theater make up technique to hide them. Though i dont recommend cause one it could cause a latex allergey if your allergic to that kind of material and 2 its really expensive to make.

curlylion720 10/16/2014 - 12:12 pm

In the end, she only made me lift up my shirt and I’m pretty sure she saw something but she didn’t mention it or tell my mom about it.

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