Coming Out To Your Doctor | Responding To Comments #21

We’ve got another juicy episode of responding to your medical comments! Today we talk about how to get taller or maximize your height, whether you should come out with your sexuality to your doctor, what role the frequency of your drinking plays into your ability to get drunk, the truth about chicken pox, cracking your knuckles/neck/back, elder care, radiology, draining your lungs, allergies, and so much more. Got a question you’d like me to answer? Drop it down below and I’ll try to get to it in my next Responding To Comments videos!

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  1. EmilyAndLizzyTv


    2 tuntia sitten

    I'm going to need more information on why cracking or popping your neck or back because of a medical issue like scoliosis is unhealthy I wonder why

  2. Cyn D

    Cyn D

    3 tuntia sitten

    Chicken pox because of the way chicken skin looks bumpy after it's feathers are plucked.

  3. S Young

    S Young

    5 tuntia sitten

    Your explanation of muscle spasms was fantastic. Thanks for that.

  4. Pjay Pender

    Pjay Pender

    7 tuntia sitten

    Here's the thing: Coming out to your doctor can be dangerous. We decide if we can trust you or not. You can say it's medically important, but it can also be medically important not to, if it's not safe. I don't actually need a cishet dude telling me what is safe.

  5. Stephanie Brown

    Stephanie Brown

    7 tuntia sitten

    Dr. Mike: I like the stomach Me: the liver My stomach: I hope you like pain because I took that personally

  6. 🤍🏳️‍⚧️¡party on!🏳️‍🌈🖤

    🤍🏳️‍⚧️¡party on!🏳️‍🌈🖤

    8 tuntia sitten

    If you do another of these videos: What if my doctor gets my pronouns/gender wrong?

  7. Dimitris Tsiantos

    Dimitris Tsiantos

    8 tuntia sitten

    I love this guy

  8. Gemini


    10 tuntia sitten

    Watching your video makes me slightly interested in Biology. (I said SLIGHTLY) Other times I want to run away from it as far as possible.

  9. badioul


    11 tuntia sitten

    Why???!!! Why NOT RADIOLOGY??? We would be so happy to have such a lovely doctor in our team))) (Hey from Russian radiologists)))

  10. Luvia Butterfly

    Luvia Butterfly

    11 tuntia sitten

    Him :talking about how sleeping is good for you Me : watching this video at 3 am

  11. gamer_girl 01

    gamer_girl 01

    13 tuntia sitten

    I used to get the right amount of sleep and yet I'm still the shortest one in my family My mom used to be 5'11 (My family has back problems on my mom's side to where we shrink/get shorter in order age) and my biological father is 5'8 and then there's me who's 5'3 with a younger sister who's 5'5 everyone in my family is taller than me but I got the short end of the stick literally 🤣🤣

  12. grapevine


    14 tuntia sitten

    2:38 if you clicked because of the thumbnail

  13. Han Huynh

    Han Huynh

    14 tuntia sitten

    DM - MD 👍

  14. Jny Jdeidany

    Jny Jdeidany

    14 tuntia sitten

    Dr Mike I have a question please: icing allows muscles to get good circulation? I thought it caused vasoconstriction to alleviate the pain?

  15. GenericGemini


    15 tuntia sitten

    I have a question, I want to know if you covered Doctor anxiety/phobia at all as a video or answering any questions.

  16. Absolute Chaos

    Absolute Chaos

    15 tuntia sitten

    2:40 Is the LGBT+ stuff

  17. Ana Afrida

    Ana Afrida

    15 tuntia sitten

    I'm planning to go into radiology, and the reasoning is sort of similar- I want as little interaction with patients as possible. I'm an introvert with anxiety; interacting with people drains me, so I figured it's a good specialty for me since I'll get to do the job from behind the scene (mostly) 😅

  18. Riley Jones

    Riley Jones

    15 tuntia sitten

    0:21 pediatric oncology seems like itd be awful

  19. Wafa Parand

    Wafa Parand

    15 tuntia sitten

    Quick question is there is sleeping position that makes you gain weight?? People both say yes and no so I wanted to ask you!

  20. Annette Gil Mariñez

    Annette Gil Mariñez

    16 tuntia sitten

    My mom used to reel me all the time that if I don't sleep enough I wonnt grow tall. Maybe I should have listened 😅

  21. MauveMimi


    16 tuntia sitten

    I do believe in the sleep thing. Whenever I sleep 2 times in a row I grow and my family can tell.

  22. MauveMimi


    16 tuntia sitten

    Everyone: talking about height in the title Me: what? I only see coming out to your doctor-

  23. luluRae Embury

    luluRae Embury

    17 tuntia sitten

    Loving the longer hair

  24. Dead Inside

    Dead Inside

    17 tuntia sitten

    The thumbnail on this video feels very wrong

  25. Anna Ha

    Anna Ha

    18 tuntia sitten

    Hey can you tell us what happens to our body when we pull an all nighter and how we can recover from staying up all night ? thanks

  26. AbyssOozlum


    19 tuntia sitten

    I've always heard that it's called "Chicken pox" because it looks like a chicken pecked at you thus pocking(pitting) your skin. This explanation may or may not be accurate but it sounds plausible.

  27. celestialavaYT🏳️‍🌈


    19 tuntia sitten

    As a diabetic, I can confirm that you should NOT use expired insulin... *let’s just say I had good bg about 3% of the time*

  28. Sakatoshi


    20 tuntia sitten

    Doctor Mike: Get enough sleep to be tall Me watching this video at 3.47 am: Well now that we got that out of the way- let's keep watching

  29. alex BK

    alex BK

    21 tunti sitten

    😂 my grandparents always say “cracking your knuckles, neck and back will give you arthritis”

    • That 70s 2000s Teen . Official Account

      That 70s 2000s Teen . Official Account

      11 tuntia sitten

      My dad says the exact same thing,but I have said to him that it is good for you , watch doctor Mike in the future ,he's a real doctor

  30. Shaun Gaughran

    Shaun Gaughran

    21 tunti sitten

    I love your hair right now

  31. No No

    No No

    21 tunti sitten

    Did he change the thumbnail and title? I’m pretty sure this video was called how to grow taller or something like that.

    • MauveMimi


      16 tuntia sitten

      I believe so since all I see are height comments



    22 tuntia sitten

    5,1 gang

  33. Project Sunrise Together

    Project Sunrise Together

    23 tuntia sitten

    Please answer me ☺️☺️😁

  34. Project Sunrise Together

    Project Sunrise Together

    23 tuntia sitten

    Can you die from a COVID 19 while you are vaccinated

  35. arya


    Päivä sitten

    rlly want to join the discord but patreon is not available here it says

    • Rose Petal

      Rose Petal

      22 tuntia sitten

      You have to pay and it’s linked down below

  36. Ronello Fernandez Bernardo

    Ronello Fernandez Bernardo

    Päivä sitten

    What could be the cause of severe headache (as if my head about to burst and spreads in my eyes, nape etc ) after taking a bottle of beer? I used to drink up to eight bottles of beer without suffering a terrible headache.

  37. Kristina Ackley

    Kristina Ackley

    Päivä sitten

    What about when you crack you neck and you get a tingle down to your fingers?

  38. LovinOrigin


    Päivä sitten

    I thought he is coming out

  39. John Sung

    John Sung

    Päivä sitten

    don't you think this video is kind of click bait? At least show more related to the title

  40. Ashton MC

    Ashton MC

    Päivä sitten

    I came out to my doctor before my family. Thanks to Covid I didn’t have to do it face to face, which helped. Unfortunately I’m in a different city, and he doesn’t have many resources where he can refer in my city. But he asked for my new name, he asked pronouns, he wanted to know what I wanted to do, if anything, for transition. I was so relieved

  41. Rohin


    Päivä sitten

    i find the falling robots so cute

  42. Rachel Milliken

    Rachel Milliken

    Päivä sitten

    I sleep a lot and I’m still short. I’m 13 I’ll be 14 august 7th and I’m 5’0 ft

  43. Seok Jin Kim

    Seok Jin Kim

    Päivä sitten

    Why do people get fat when they are starving?

  44. ms.none


    Päivä sitten

    nothing in the world quite like nude epipens and insulin

  45. Veronica Ponce

    Veronica Ponce

    Päivä sitten

    GET THEM NUDE!!!! Hahaha love Dr. MIKE!

  46. Mel Issa

    Mel Issa

    Päivä sitten

    Actually... Some alcoholics can tolerate blood levels of alcohol that would kill most people. Your body adapts to what you're giving it on a daily basis. That's why sudden retrieval of certain drugs can be deadly!

  47. vidushi sharma

    vidushi sharma

    Päivä sitten

    I want his discord link. I wanna connect there as well. Can anyone share it. Pls 🥺

    • Rose Petal

      Rose Petal

      22 tuntia sitten

      Hello 👋 you have to pay 10 dollars a month to join 🥺yea …🥺and the link is down below. The patreon thing. I wish I can join but I can’t 🥺

  48. Gigi Romanelli

    Gigi Romanelli

    Päivä sitten

    is it me or does he kinda look like Aaron Taylor-Johnson

  49. Prodeep Bhakto

    Prodeep Bhakto

    Päivä sitten

    Okey Now i'm coming out to you I AM GAY.

  50. Annonymous ly

    Annonymous ly

    Päivä sitten

    Pivot pivot pivot pivootttt

  51. Dumfel Demfries

    Dumfel Demfries

    Päivä sitten

    'Immunity fades, Dumb is forever'

  52. Emma Planas

    Emma Planas

    Päivä sitten

    2:39 As a trans woman I think this is really important. I have not been to the doctor since 2019 and next month I will be going for a physical and I will tell my doctor that I am trans and I want to start hormones. I think it will be an amazing and wonderful experience to have with my doctor. I hope all goes well.

  53. Buket


    Päivä sitten

    Wait, did he change the thumbnail and title?

  54. Crystal Ellul

    Crystal Ellul

    Päivä sitten

    I have vix from 2009 and it still works perfect 👌 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️



    Päivä sitten

    Love u Doc Mike

  56. leo chung

    leo chung

    Päivä sitten

    I believe you should come out to your doctor, the. Your doctor can know better on your medical history

  57. Madonna


    Päivä sitten

    I don’t tell my doctor that I smoke weed cos I’ve been judged by them in the past 😹

  58. Sonal Bhavsar

    Sonal Bhavsar

    Päivä sitten


  59. José A. Ureña Guevara

    José A. Ureña Guevara

    Päivä sitten

    Being gay is not a preference. It is an orientation. Be careful with that

    • Yo Pomdpin

      Yo Pomdpin

      Päivä sitten

      He didn't say it was a preference though. He said "who do you prefer to have sex with?" Bi/pansexual are attracted to both gender but they can still have preferences

  60. Lyc Þór

    Lyc Þór

    Päivä sitten

    is expiration date in the US different than in germany? here, the expiration date only means that it‘ll be fine to eat before the date and there is no guarantee after the date and the date doesn’t apply when you open the package (so I guess it’s like the „best by ...“ thing??)

  61. Ash summer Makaio

    Ash summer Makaio

    Päivä sitten

    Was I the only person thinking HE was coming out based on the Instagram post? Lol

  62. Max W.

    Max W.

    Päivä sitten

    I did! So worth it, I got to start hormone suppressors and be myself

  63. Ej M

    Ej M

    Päivä sitten

    Hey doctor Mike, I was curious if you could explain stomach cancer symptoms and then the subsequent use of gastric resection due to excessive tumors formation and the lining of the stomach becoming too thin??? I'm a stomach cancer patient who is about 3to 4 months post OP. I had to redo my liquid diet 4 times due to the rejection of acceptance of food. I'm Finally able to eat solid food again but in small portions. I need to have 6 to 7 small meals every day with strict guidelines when it comes to sugar intake and beverages. My dietitian tells me that I most likely will not be able to ever have carbonate drinks again and I'm probably looking at another 2 years before I can introduce tiny amounts of sugar... i.e. cake or pie or even ice cream. I'm definitely feeling a little frustrated..

  64. Nicholas Tan

    Nicholas Tan

    Päivä sitten

    Doctor mike is literally helping me to select which type of doctors are better. Much love from Malaysia 🇲🇾

  65. Dory Briyanne

    Dory Briyanne

    Päivä sitten

    Ok but where is bear?

  66. Incognito


    Päivä sitten

    It makes me feel so happy that he takes the money from his discord group and gives it to charity.

  67. •loser•


    Päivä sitten

    I just came back from my doctor appointment just now :)

  68. Rose Petal

    Rose Petal

    Päivä sitten

    Oh we watched this one , I thought it was a new one 🥺

  69. A.J., Kabuterion Cerberus

    A.J., Kabuterion Cerberus

    Päivä sitten

    Whoever is the editor: you should be eligible for a veteran comedian's discount.

  70. Clara Bat

    Clara Bat

    Päivä sitten

    Chicken box you call it? The Persian version has chicken in it too I don't get it

  71. Zane Liepina

    Zane Liepina

    Päivä sitten

    Is it really true that usually women live longer than men?

    • Zane Liepina

      Zane Liepina

      Päivä sitten


  72. Eleana Salum

    Eleana Salum

    Päivä sitten

    Well…. This explains a lot.

  73. Damphier Guillén Castro

    Damphier Guillén Castro

    Päivä sitten

    Dr Mike, I’m not trying come off as annoying but, tags would help 🙂

  74. Alexa Henderson

    Alexa Henderson

    Päivä sitten

    I’m 29 years old, 5ft 3 Scottish lass and I love it 🤣🤣🤣🤦🏼‍♀️

  75. Jeff Mullins

    Jeff Mullins

    Päivä sitten

    He should have showed his stomach 💁‍♂️💁‍♂️

  76. Docteur Lalla kawtar El Hassani

    Docteur Lalla kawtar El Hassani

    Päivä sitten

    Radiology is great believe me....if u wanna have the maximum of interaction do oncology, you gonna like it .....all yoir days and your nights will be interactions and vibes

  77. Amna Mukhtar

    Amna Mukhtar

    Päivä sitten

    Man why are u putting link of this video on ur instagram right after 2 months i already watched it. Now what do u want? 👀👀

    • Amna Mukhtar

      Amna Mukhtar

      Päivä sitten

      @Tereza Švábová ohhhh okay i forgot 🤦

    • Tereza Švábová

      Tereza Švábová

      Päivä sitten

      He shared it because it's pride month

  78. nahid akther

    nahid akther

    Päivä sitten

    Hi from 🇧🇩

  79. OmegaIron


    2 päivää sitten

    Doctor Mike: GET THEM NUDE… RENEWED Me: hmmmm

  80. Oscar Mahama

    Oscar Mahama

    2 päivää sitten

    dr mike: not radiology because of lack of patient interaction. me: I want to be a radiologist because I get to stand behind a shield, interact with nobody and pour radiation all over them.

  81. Jillie Dizon

    Jillie Dizon

    2 päivää sitten

    I wanna join the discord server

    • Dina Zwitscher

      Dina Zwitscher

      Päivä sitten


  82. JacobPlays


    2 päivää sitten

    Have you ever wanted to be a doctor for kids?

  83. Pia Astrada

    Pia Astrada

    3 päivää sitten

    Hey so... I have a question. Im trans and I'm afraid of getting top surgery in my country. Is it posible to get some kinda similar chest to a man with excersice????If it is please, I need recomendations🤧

  84. Zeina Sherif

    Zeina Sherif

    3 päivää sitten

    I don’t even know my height but I do the things you say Doc so yeah , pretty interesting that your favourite organ is the stomach mine’s the larynx lol🎶😅❤️

  85. Jessica Dent

    Jessica Dent

    4 päivää sitten

    How come, when my feet 'fall asleep,' when they wake up' the pins and needles sensation almost tickles, but when my hands 'fall asleep' and then 'wake up' the pins and needles sensation hurts?

    • Little Green Alien

      Little Green Alien

      4 tuntia sitten

      @Acannydoe me too.

    • Acannydoe


      16 tuntia sitten

      Mine is completely opposite! My arms tickle but my legs are horrible

  86. gaming ZABRAK

    gaming ZABRAK

    4 päivää sitten

    Me, a sleep deprived kid No wonder I’m so short

  87. Mariam Lazhar

    Mariam Lazhar

    4 päivää sitten

    Dr.mike : sleep makes you taller Me finally knowing my I haven’t grown an inch ever since quarantine started

  88. Mariam Lazhar

    Mariam Lazhar

    4 päivää sitten

    Dr. Mike : get more sleep to get taller *my journey ends here*

  89. Xxx Tentacion

    Xxx Tentacion

    4 päivää sitten

    4:47 Doctor mike you are wrong Massage does indeed increase it but ice decreases circulation to lower inflammation and edema DO NOT put ice if the physiotherapist/doctor recommend you to increase circulation of a specific area, instead apply heat (And apply cold on acute inflammations) I am not trying to hate love your videos (Even though i am studying physiotherapy i am learning tons of new stuff from you! Keep up the good work!!)

  90. Poronesian Parrapio

    Poronesian Parrapio

    4 päivää sitten

    Y'all I know it's not about the video but the subscribers were 79.5lakh like that right now it's 73 lakh WTH. 👁️👄👁️. 🧐🧐.

  91. Power level vlog 1089

    Power level vlog 1089

    4 päivää sitten

    How to be 6'3 doctor mike edition

  92. urshii


    5 päivää sitten

    In slovenian we call chicken pox "water goats"

  93. Annabel Smart

    Annabel Smart

    5 päivää sitten

    Who else salutes doctor Mike at the end of each video?😂

  94. sefboy


    5 päivää sitten

    Is 5'4 tall for a 13 yr old?

  95. Derp kun

    Derp kun

    5 päivää sitten

    i cant sleep at night. too hard.

  96. Marc W

    Marc W

    5 päivää sitten

    For the height question, I would tell that person to keep in mind that they might get lucky and get height from further up the family tree. I'm taller than both of my parents, but I'm told I had a great grandfather who was even taller than I am, so we sometimes say I got my height from him. lol

  97. shayne smith

    shayne smith

    6 päivää sitten

    are chropractors safe

  98. Nurai Mukan

    Nurai Mukan

    6 päivää sitten

    Me:wants to have normal sleep Mom:no

  99. Shmokolete


    6 päivää sitten

    Mike: "Ask a doctor anything!" Me: Asks question Mike: "Go see your doctor"