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Offline Sassygirlj

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Trusting doctors
« on: January 31, 2014, 03:29:25 PM »

Had my annual gynecologist appointment today. I had him look at an area on my breast that I think I see a dent and it was concerning me. He said everything looks and feels fine. I have such a hard time trusting doctors. He didn't think a mammogram or ultrasound was necessary. Do you think I should push for one or just trust him and let this go?
 
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Re: Trusting doctors
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 08:31:50 PM »
Bump! Any advice?
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Re: Trusting doctors
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 08:42:05 PM »
There are good doctors and bad ones. What I know for sure is that any doctor, good or bad one knows more about examining breasts than you so the fact that you feel smth means nothing. On the other hand, if you have history of BC in your family you can do annual mamography since bad doctors can miss smth. But as for that thing you are seeing/feeling in your breast I am sure it is nothing.
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Re: Trusting doctors
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 11:19:15 PM »
He isn't just a doctor. He's a specialist - he specialises in finding things that seem a little off and ill be you can be sure he's seen people with problems at every advancement of illness.

He would KNOW what to look for. And he would KNOW whether you fit into any risk categories or are displaying any symptoms he would be looking for that would trigger concern for him.

Remembering this usually helps me... It doesn't cost doctors any time or money to send you for tests. So if he genuinely believed you needed one. He would write a referral and it would be no problem to him at all. He has a professional and moral obligation to make sure he follows up anything suspect.

The fact he didn't want to order an unnecessary test shows just how confident he is that you are ok and have nothing to worry about :)
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