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What are some other options to getting on the scale at the doctor's office?

No one is going to force you to do anything. It's much better to get everything you need done other than your weight rather than to not come at all. If someone declines to be weighed, the doctor will generally ask for a ballpark figure. You also have the option of getting weighed "backwards." The doctor will know, but you won't. Exceptions to taking a pass on your weight? Pregnancy, certain medications and surgery require an accurate weight.

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