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7th Feb '16 1:24:59 PM mlsmithca
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[[AC: Comics]] * The Swiss French-language graphic novel ''Jo'' is about AIDS. The ([[TomboyishName teenage girl]]) title character meets a boy, Laurent, who is tormented by the memories of his beloved brother who died of AIDS and he is himself afraid of having the disease. She decides that they will be tested together to reasure him. [[spoiler:To their greatest shock, Jo herself is diagnosed with AIDS and the rest of the book is about her dealing with the disease until she dies.]]

[[AC: Comics]] * The Swiss French-language graphic novel ''Jo'' is about AIDS. The ([[TomboyishName teenage girl]]) title character meets a boy, Laurent, who is tormented by the memories of his beloved brother who died of AIDS and he is himself afraid of having the disease. She decides that they will be tested together to reasure him. [[spoiler:To their greatest shock, Jo herself is diagnosed with AIDS and the rest of the book is about her dealing with the disease until she dies.]]


* Repeated on ''Series/TheNanny.'' The daughter Gracie only had the flu, but Fran had to have her tonsils out. ** Repeated later when oldest daughter Maggie thinks she's pregnant and goes to a gynecologist for a test. It turns out negative, but when the doctor lists some of the signs Fran interrupts to say ''she's'' been feeling nauseous and tired... [[spoiler: Subverted two episodes later, when it turns out she wasn't really pregnant.]]
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* Repeated on ''Series/TheNanny.'' ''Series/TheNanny'': ** The daughter Gracie only had the flu, but Fran had to have her tonsils out. ** Repeated later when oldest Oldest daughter Maggie thinks she's pregnant and goes to a gynecologist for a test. It turns out negative, but when the doctor lists some of the signs Fran interrupts to say ''she's'' been feeling nauseous and tired... [[spoiler: Subverted two episodes later, when it turns out she wasn't really pregnant.]]

* ''Series/GrowingPains'': Maggie is doing a series of news reports about regular medical checkups, and thus undergoes all the usual tests. This is how she discovers she's pregnant.
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* ''Series/GrowingPains'': ''Series/GrowingPains'': ** Maggie is doing a series of news reports about regular medical checkups, and thus undergoes all the usual tests. This is how she discovers she's pregnant.

** The exact same scenario was done years earlier on ''TheJackBennyProgram''. Jack goes with a neighborhood boy to the dentist because the boy is scared. Guess which one needs a tooth pulled?
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** The exact same scenario was done years earlier on ''TheJackBennyProgram''. * On ''TheJackBennyProgram'', Jack goes with a neighborhood boy to the dentist because the boy is scared. Guess which one needs a tooth pulled?

6th Feb '16 11:36:29 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of {{ER}} had Carter demonstrating to several medical students how to examine a patient's lymph nodes--only to discover a lump in the neck of the student he was examining. After doing a biopsy, he gently informed him that he had lymphoma. * During an episode of ''DoogieHowserMD'', the senior Dr. Howser flashed back to a time when he was examining his son, who had asked him to demonstrate to him. Upon examining his abdomen, the boy yelped in pain, and the horrified Dr. Howser realized he'd just discovered that his son had leukemia. * On ''OneLifeToLive'', Blair was suffering from dizzy spells, but terrified of going to the doctor and finding out what might be wrong. On-again, off-again paramour Max offered to go with her. Sure enough, Blair only had an allergy, while Max was found to have an aneurysm. * On ''{{Frasier}}'', Niles gets a toothache, and in order to avoid going to the dentist and having a cavity drilled, he decides to get a full physical, on the off chance that the pain could indicate a more serious condition. Everyone else spends the entire episode pointing out that's a complete overreaction to a simple problem. In the end, Niles finally comes around and admits he was being irrational, just before he's informed that he has a serious heart condition.
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* An episode of {{ER}} ''Series/{{ER}}'' had Carter demonstrating to several medical students how to examine a patient's lymph nodes--only to discover a lump in the neck of the student he was examining. After doing a biopsy, he gently informed him that he had lymphoma. * During an episode of ''DoogieHowserMD'', ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'', the senior Dr. Howser flashed back to a time when he was examining his son, who had asked him to demonstrate to him. Upon examining his abdomen, the boy yelped in pain, and the horrified Dr. Howser realized he'd just discovered that his son had leukemia. * On ''OneLifeToLive'', ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', Blair was suffering from dizzy spells, but terrified of going to the doctor and finding out what might be wrong. On-again, off-again paramour Max offered to go with her. Sure enough, Blair only had an allergy, while Max was found to have an aneurysm. * On ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles gets a toothache, and in order to avoid going to the dentist and having a cavity drilled, he decides to get a full physical, on the off chance that the pain could indicate a more serious condition. Everyone else spends the entire episode pointing out that's a complete overreaction to a simple problem. In the end, Niles finally comes around and admits he was being irrational, just before he's informed that he has a serious heart condition.

* In ''SeventhHeaven'', Mary must undergo a physical before she leaves for basketball camp that summer. The doctor ropes Annie into having one too, and this is how she finds out she's pregnant with the twins. (But not before an episode-long assumption that ''Mary'' is the pregnant one due to the doctor mixing up their results.)
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* In ''SeventhHeaven'', ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Mary must undergo a physical before she leaves for basketball camp that summer. The doctor ropes Annie into having one too, and this is how she finds out she's pregnant with the twins. (But not before an episode-long assumption that ''Mary'' is the pregnant one due to the doctor mixing up their results.)
24th Jan '16 6:18:04 PM DrOO7
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* In the Literature/GauntsGhosts series, regimental chief medic Dorden gives himself a full-spectrum examination more or less to guilt their chief priest Zweil into taking the same tests. [[spoiler: Zweil is fine, but Dorden has an incurable cancer.]]

[[AC: Literature]] * In the Literature/GauntsGhosts series, regimental chief medic Dorden gives himself a full-spectrum examination more or less to guilt their chief priest Zweil into taking the same tests. [[spoiler: Zweil is fine, but Dorden has an incurable cancer.]]
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\n[[AC: Literature]]\n* In ''Series/StrongMedicine'' When the Literature/GauntsGhosts series, regimental chief medic Dorden gives himself hospital staff was subjected to drug testing, Peter worried that he might test positive given his occasional pot-smoking. He didn't, but Lana tested positive for ''cocaine'', stunning her as she had long since given up that lifestyle. It turns out the medium used for testing--human hair, because toxic substances can linger in the hair long after a full-spectrum examination person has last used the drug--could also easily pick up outside substances. Lana lived in a poor neighborhood where drug use was frequent and the cocaine particles in the air had clung to her hair (and it being African-American hair made them even more or less likely to guilt their chief priest Zweil into taking the same tests. [[spoiler: Zweil is fine, but Dorden has an incurable cancer.]] stick than to hair of a different ethnicity and texture), making her test positive even though she no longer used drugs.
24th Jan '16 6:10:28 PM DrOO7
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[[AC: Literature]] * ''Film/LoveStory''. Stymied by their failure to conceive, Oliver and Jenny go to the doctor for complete physicals. As it turns out, Jenny is in fact infertile, but the battery of tests is how it's also discovered that she has cancer.

* On an episode of DifferentStrokes, Mr. Drummond purchased a device that measured stress on his doctor's advice. Sure enough, his rating was high, but when the kids goofed around with it, Willis' were off the chart (he was coping with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, running for class office).
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* On an episode of DifferentStrokes, Series/DifferentStrokes, Mr. Drummond purchased a device that measured stress on his doctor's advice. Sure enough, his rating was high, but when the kids goofed around with it, Willis' were was off the chart (he was coping with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, running for class office).office, etc).
24th Jan '16 6:05:05 PM nombretomado
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* Chapter 10 of the ''{{Superjail}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/AllInTheFamily'' has Cherice, who thinks she may be pregnant. The Mistress decides to come along with her to the doctor for some tests, because no one else will. Guess who turns out to be pregnant.
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* Chapter 10 of the ''{{Superjail}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/AllInTheFamily'' has Cherice, who thinks she may be pregnant. The Mistress decides to come along with her to the doctor for some tests, because no one else will. Guess who turns out to be pregnant.
27th Dec '15 3:33:12 PM thatother1dude
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* There have been instances of men finding an unused pregnancy test lying around and deciding to take it [[ItAmusedMe just for fun]], only to have it turn out positive (a positive pregnancy test from a man can be an indication of testicular cancer).
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* There have been instances of men finding an unused pregnancy test lying around and deciding to take it [[ItAmusedMe just for fun]], only to have it turn out positive (a positive pregnancy test from a man positive, which can be an indication of testicular cancer).cancer.
28th Nov '15 11:50:27 AM nombretomado
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* In {{Scrubs}}, there was an episode with a hypochondriac patient who demanded every test available. Eventually, as they were running out of tests and trying to convince the guy he was obviously perfectly healthy, Dr. Cox sets him up with an extremely uncomfortable test for a one-in-a-million condition in the hopes that he'll go away. It unexpectedly turned out positive. * In ''{{Coupling}}'', Sally buys three pregnancy tests because she doesn't know what a negative test looks like and asks Susan and Jane to take one each. Of the three of them, it's the apparently infertile Susan who turns out to be pregnant. * In ''ThatsSoRaven'', Raven and Corey go to the dentist. Corey's scared, so (after having a vision in which one of the pair is shown to need a filling) Raven gets in the chair to show him that it's not so bad. Guess who needs the filling?
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* In {{Scrubs}}, ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', there was an episode with a hypochondriac patient who demanded every test available. Eventually, as they were running out of tests and trying to convince the guy he was obviously perfectly healthy, Dr. Cox sets him up with an extremely uncomfortable test for a one-in-a-million condition in the hopes that he'll go away. It unexpectedly turned out positive. * In ''{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', Sally buys three pregnancy tests because she doesn't know what a negative test looks like and asks Susan and Jane to take one each. Of the three of them, it's the apparently infertile Susan who turns out to be pregnant. * In ''ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', Raven and Corey go to the dentist. Corey's scared, so (after having a vision in which one of the pair is shown to need a filling) Raven gets in the chair to show him that it's not so bad. Guess who needs the filling?
16th Oct '15 1:15:30 AM JamaicanCastle
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[[AC: Literature]] * In the Literature/GauntsGhosts series, regimental chief medic Dorden gives himself a full-spectrum examination more or less to guilt their chief priest Zweil into taking the same tests. [[spoiler: Zweil is fine, but Dorden has an incurable cancer.]]
6th Sep '15 10:58:07 PM Gamermaster
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[[AC: Anime and Manga]] * At the end of the final episode of the first season of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'', [[spoiler: Kaoru ends up taking a pregnancy test. Initially it appears negative, but when she shows it to Hajime it suddenly turns positive.]]
4th Sep '15 5:53:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''ILoveLucy'': Lucy forces Ricky to go to the eye doctor where they find out that his eyes are perfectly fine...it's Lucy who can't see the eye chart correctly! In typical Lucy fashion, wackiness ensues.
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* ''ILoveLucy'': ''Series/ILoveLucy'': Lucy forces Ricky to go to the eye doctor where they find out that his eyes are perfectly fine...it's Lucy who can't see the eye chart correctly! In typical Lucy fashion, wackiness ensues.

* Repeated on ''TheNanny.'' The daughter Gracie only had the flu, but Fran had to have her tonsils out.
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* Repeated on ''TheNanny.''Series/TheNanny.'' The daughter Gracie only had the flu, but Fran had to have her tonsils out.

* ''TheGoldenGirls'': Dorothy takes a hearing test to show Sophia it's no big deal. Sophia does ''not'' need a hearing aid; Dorothy does. * ''GrowingPains'': Maggie is doing a series of news reports about regular medical checkups, and thus undergoes all the usual tests. This is how she discovers she's pregnant.
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* ''TheGoldenGirls'': ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'': Dorothy takes a hearing test to show Sophia it's no big deal. Sophia does ''not'' need a hearing aid; Dorothy does. * ''GrowingPains'': ''Series/GrowingPains'': Maggie is doing a series of news reports about regular medical checkups, and thus undergoes all the usual tests. This is how she discovers she's pregnant.
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