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Some practical advice needed
« on: January 05, 2014, 03:18:23 PM »
Hey everyone--so I've been really working on my anxiety. I need some practical advice, though: so, when I showed my GP my gums he seemed freaked and urgently referred me to an ENT. I was out of town and planned on seeing an oral surgeon while I was away so I called to cancel the appointment and they wouldn't let me. I saw the oral surgeon who said all was well,  it here I am freaking a bit. Would it be worth it to ask my PCP why he urgently referred me? Any advice would be appreciated
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Re: Some practical advice needed
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 03:26:16 PM »
I would want to know why also. Sometimes doctors aren't sure, so to be on the safe
side they refer you to a specialist. My wife was once told she had  what appeared to be a
growth on her hand and was sent to a hand specialist, who said it was nothing.
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Re: Some practical advice needed
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 03:30:29 PM »
I did see an oral surgeon who said it was nothing--but he also said "you have none of the risk factors." Which whatever, fine. So, I don't know--should I call him tomorrow and have a chat? Do you thinks it's possible he just didn't know what he was looking at?
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Re: Some practical advice needed
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 03:54:44 PM »
You could call your GP and oral surgeon and ask what they were looking for. If the oral surgeon saw anything
suspect, he would let you know.
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Re: Some practical advice needed
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 07:35:46 PM »
Hey everyone--so I've been really working on my anxiety. I need some practical advice, though: so, when I showed my GP my gums he seemed freaked and urgently referred me to an ENT. I was out of town and planned on seeing an oral surgeon while I was away so I called to cancel the appointment and they wouldn't let me. I saw the oral surgeon who said all was well,  it here I am freaking a bit. Would it be worth it to ask my PCP why he urgently referred me? Any advice would be appreciated

I would trust the specialist. The pcp is just that a general doctor. They are great and seeing if something is wrong and then sending you on to get confirmation. I had a pcp diagnose my worst illness but also told me i could die from it and to have 911 on speed dial. the specialist basically laughed when i told him this and said i could never die from what i had.
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Re: Some practical advice needed
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 07:56:52 PM »
Right--now I've made te mistake of reading up on it and they say an ENT is the best to have look at this stuff which is who my GP sent me to to begin with. Ugh. I'm gonna try and get in tomorrow I guess.
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Re: Some practical advice needed
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 08:40:07 PM »
Definitely ask him why he referred you to ENT, or go see an ENT first, just to be on the safe side, although I believe that oral surgeon would definitely know if smth was way off so my guess is you are fine.
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Re: Some practical advice needed
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 10:56:52 AM »
I saw the ENT and he said he was more concerned with my chapped lips...anyway, he looked at my gums under a microscope and said the top gum was thicker than usual, but that it was nothing to worry about--ok dude. He said the white patches weren't white and it didn't look like anything to him. He said it might be related to how dried out I've been this winter and we should see each other in 4 months when it gets warm. So I guess that's it.
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Re: Some practical advice needed
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 12:45:49 PM »
Any advice for the wait and see approach? I'm sure we've all been through this
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