5 Lies To NEVER Tell Your Doctor

african american man rubbing his headAbout a third of men and women in the United States admit to lying to their doctors, according to a 2010 survey.

But keeping secrets can be dangerous, especially if the information you’re withholding leads to a wrong diagnosis. Besides, “a doctor’s job is to advocate for your health, not judge,” say Gary Fischer, M.D., a general internist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

So here are six untruths people often tell their doctor…versus the real situation that doctors NEED to know about.