Would You Be Pissed

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angelinakai - January 17

I am so upset. I just went to my Dr. bc Sat. night I think I had a cyst rupture bc of some severe pain that I had for 2 hours. It wasnt a small ache... it was horrible! I went to my dr. today and waited for an hour to see him and when i saw him, he asked me what happened and I told him and all he said was " well, since its not bothering you anymore, lets just forget about it." thats it and then he asked if there was anything else he could do for me today. he didnt check anything else. nothing. would you guys be upset or am i overreacting? I think I need a new dr.

 

sugar+spice - January 17

no, i would be p__sed and we would not "just forget about it"

 

jeanette - January 17

What a jerk. I think you need a new doc too. A cyst rupture is not life threatening, but deserves more attention and compa__sion that what he just gave you. Trust me, I have dumped a few doc's like that.....even had one that I went to because I knew I had a cyst in my uterus ( I worked in radiology and had the tech look at it )...and when I was on the table he was so rough that he ruptured it right there...threw me into spasms of pain and I believe he did it on purpose becuase he didnt want to waste his time on anything more, considering it was right before a holiday.....wrote me a script for pain meds and sent me home....let me drive in that pain too. Little did he know that I worked in radiology and II went right over there and had them take another picture of the rupture which resulted in a lawsuit that he could not contest.....Doctors are not these all- knowing, compa__sionate superhuman people just because they are doctors....but, even in saying all that, there ARE good Doc's out there. I suggest you get a refferal from someone you know that has a good Doc...and considering you are TTC...I would suggest a woman. just for the simple fact that she can relate...

 

angelinakai - January 17

Hey Jeanette... I was going to look for you to ask you about this, but I wasnt sure where to find you, so Im glad you read it. I told him that you had said that your doc looked around to make sure that there wasnt anything that could cause infection and he was like. .. ah its ok. And i told him that I wanted a pg test since I was there anyway and he asked If i had taken any at home and I said yeah a few days ago and it was neg... i was only 11 dpo then, and he said.. well they are pretty accurate these days so you probably arent. ???? how crazy is that. a-hole. i think that you're right about getting a female doc. when i have watched docs delivering babies on tv, the female docs seem soo much more compa__sionate. thanks for all of your help. i really do appreciate it. Sugar+Spice... thanks for your response too. Im glad ot know that im not just being a moody b***h. hehe

 

jeanette - January 17

Hey Angelina....you can always find me on the LAMBS thread. God bless darlin...

 

deza1 - January 17

I would definitely be p__sed. I have gone through that pain due to a ruptured cyst a couple of times and that pain is no joke... and then for a doctor to just push it off as it was nothing. I think I would have hurt him!!

 

angelinakai - January 17

Lol Thanks deza... im glad that yall understand. it was really painful. im not going back to him.

 

Lin - January 17

To be perfectly honest, I think you're overreacting. What would you have him say? Every woman gets a small cyst every month. They normally resolve themselves within the month, and sometimes they don't. If they get bigger and then rupture, they may cause pain when it happens. They are, however, a very common occurance, and once they have ruptured, there is absolutely nothing else that can be done about it and nothing to worry about. A ruptured cyst can cause you a lot of pain and a lot of anguish, because you don't know what's happening. Perhaps he should be understanding and add some caveat like "I understand such things can be very worrying, but it really is quite a normal occurance," or something of the like, but remember, he's a MAN and has probably has no comprehension of how much a woman can worry herself about such things, particularly when it comes to her reproductive system. In the end, there's not much he can do. I went to a female doctor once, because I was in excruciating agony with the most intenst migraine and horrible vision problems. She actually gave me a really hard time about not having migraine meds on hand. Now, I couldn't even pay attention to what she was saying, but you know what? She was 100% right. You can't expect people to be warm and fuzzy all the time. Compa__sion is nice, but not a requirement. Try living in Germany sometime, where it is a built-in part of their culture to not be friendly with someone unless they 100% genuinely mean it (i.e. your their best friend).

 

angelinakai - January 17

Lin... I see what you're saying. I mean seriously though, you just gave me so much more information than he did. I have never had a cyst before, so some sort of explanation or anything would have been nice. He "only" said what I wrote that he said and thats it. I even told him that i thought it may be a cyst bc of what another girl on here told me. But I was just esp worried bc we are trying to conceive. But I do totally see what you're saying. I just wish he would have treated me like someone who had just waited an hour to see him and paid a co-pay, which is not part of my budget right now, and told me at least as much as you just did. you know what i mean? but thank u for the response. I think my best bet is just to get a female dr.

 

Lin - January 17

I see what you're saying, but he is a man, and for all you know he might honestly think that most women know more about there bodies than they actually do. I just try to give people the benefit of the doubt, because I'd rather screw up and forgive them too much then get angry with someone when it's not deserved, you know? I totally agree about getting a female doctor. I used to think that women who only wanted female gynos were silly, but after my last experience with a male gyno, I've switched and will only go to women. I had a laparoscopy for a cyst (hence the knowledge) a couple years ago. Afterward, I had horrible pain when sitting for any length of time and still have a lump in my groin. To this day, I occasionally have recurrances of that pain. At the time, I was also having really bad gastrointestinal problems that started as soon as the surgery was over. After going to the Dr.'s office and having him send me to a surgeon to check for a hernia, he started to tell me it was all in my head and asked me if my husband and I were having marriage trouble! I was so mad. I know now that the problem was adhesions, scar tissue that can stick to your organs and pelvic wall. I just couldn't believe the treatment, though. It was a problem that stemmed from his surgery, and he was treating me as though I was a hypchondriac. Forget that. Women are just far more understanding about the female body.

 

Saird - January 17

Hey, this may be stupid, but what exactly does a ruptures cyst feel like?

 

jeanette - January 17

Like the worst cramping ( contraction intensity ) you ever had along with a feeling of acid burning your insides....Had 5 of 'em and its not any fun.

 

Emily - January 18

I'd def be p__sed and I would also be searching or a new doc. one that had time to listen to my concerns and actually take the time to make a corect diagoses. Maybe it was or maybe it wasn't a cyst, but how does he know that! get a new doc and talk to him/her! Good luck

 

frankschick2001 - January 18

No you are NOT overreacting! What an a__s! I mean, I'm sure he'll be charging you (or sending in the paperwork to your insurance company) for payment right? Next time a doctor does something like that turn around and say "Oh thats it? Wow, I guess you won't want to be paid since we didn't do anything right?"

 

angelinakai - January 18

Thanks so much Emily and Frankschick... I am currently looking for a new dr. good news is af came this month, so i have time to look for a new one before i get pg. thanks for the support.

 

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