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Offline middlenamehypochondria

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i'm scared and don't know what to do
« on: January 05, 2014, 08:57:59 PM »
Last February I had a tiny growth removed from my hand I had them send the pathology report and it said diagnosis papilloma.  The office said it was a wart.  Fast forward about a year the growth comes back and I ask for another copy of the path report. (I had thrown the first one out so I wouldn't dwell on it).  Well this one said diagnosis wart.  It look similar but the diagnosis wording was different.  I called the office and they said that was the only report in the system.  I think that is strange.  I don't know why I am so worried because I guess a papilloma is the same as a wart but why the different reports?  Could it be billing?
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Re: i'm scared and don't know what to do
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 06:31:23 AM »
I know that within the last year my Dr office transcribed all their paper records to make them electronic - maybe yours did something similar and when it happened papilloma got changed to wart?
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Re: i'm scared and don't know what to do
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 08:11:32 AM »
I would not be concerned as my wife is a long pharmacist and she said that
doctors offices sometimes change the wording on the diagnosis, even though the
words mean the same.
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Re: i'm scared and don't know what to do
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 11:04:13 AM »
So even though the first pathology report they faxed said diagnosis papilloma and the second one said verruca vulgaris which means wart?  I guess I don't know why I'm so worried, it's not like one said cancer and the other said wart, they both said basically the same thing.  I guess it just makes me nervous that it was changed and I wonder why....  I'm sure a person without anxiety wouldn't worry....or wouldn't know because they wouldn't request their pathology report once and definitely not twice...ugh....
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