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« on: January 21, 2019, 11:25:13 PM »

I had an experience today with the doctor at dialysis.  He talked to me about labs and then asked to listen to my heart.  I told him to go ahead.  He leaned over me and put his stethoscope down on me and pushed so hard it hurt. 
I told him "hey you are hurting me. "
His answer  "But you know I have to push to hear" 
I said "you still hurt me. I hurt already and you made it worse."
"well okay I will remember it next time."
 
I do not want this guy within ten feet of me ever again.  Why do medical people think they can grab you until it hurts?
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 07:06:00 AM »

....... Why do medical people think they can grab you until it hurts?


Because they: 1. Have never been told before that they do
                      2. Don't believe they would be capable to hurt someone with their skills etc
                      3. Truly believe you don't feel pain


Lots of love, Cas
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 10:02:43 AM »

I'm convinced some physicians are sadists... and definitely not in the fun way. There have been waaaaay too many to dissuade me from my hypothesis! Anyway, I am sorry you had to endure that, kitkatz.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 05:46:39 PM »

Think some of them use the opportunity to cop a feel too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 07:52:24 PM »

To start off I am extremely ticklish touch my feet and I howl.  Twice in my life this has been a medical problem. The first time was 46 years ago and I just had knee surgery I was 21 and at that point in my life polite.  The first time the surgeon came to check my status he went to check the circulation in my foot,  it suprised me and I began to howl, he was concerned but I quickly told him I was ticklish, every morning for the next week he came in and rubbed my foot, and I jumped and howled.  Worse this was the old fashion pre scope surgery and it hurt like hell every time he came in.  Sadist.  Second when I started Dialysys I started with a misdiagnosis that I had diabetes and it turned out that meant a nurse had to check my feet every month, one nurse waited till I fell asleep to check and as he did it I would begin to howl Id ask him not to do that and the following month he would do it again.  Finally I made a appointment with my nephrologist and told him to get the diagnosis changed, took prescription form to clinic.  I knew the nurse was coming so I pretended to sleep and sure enough he went to do it to me, I opened my eyes asked what the hell he was doing he said check my feet told him no and check my records, last time it happened.  Doctor and nurse were both sadistic sobs,
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 03:08:14 PM »

The doctor does not need to press to hear your heart with a stethoscope.  If he does, he needs his hearing checked.

I have a heart murmur that was discovered when I was 14, just after my first transplant.  It had to be checked to be sure that it was not indicative of some other issue with my heart, as it turned out, it wasn't.  Anyway, I needed to have my first echocardiogram.  I don't know why, but the radiologist pressed the probe so hard to my chest that it caused bruising.  It was painful, and it made me fear them.  I still get nervous going in for one, because I'm afraid it's going to hurt like that first one did.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 04:59:49 PM »

Speaking of rough technicians...  >:(

During my tx work-up, I know the team wanted to re-do a couple ultrasounds to rule out some problems "they thought" they picked up. So, I went to my appointment and everything went as usual. That was until the guy told me, "Here are a couple towels to clean yourself off. You can take your pants off in there." *pointed to the bathroom*

So, I said, whoa, what? What for? Technician guy said there was an order for a transvaginal ultrasound.  Again, I asked why? I just had one done x months ago. He read off the paper that they wanted to re-check. O.K. fine, so I went into the room, did what I had to do, and hopped up on the table as the guy put the condom on the probe.

Obviously, it is supposed to slide in slowly, for lack of a better phrase, but this dude JAMMED it in. So, I grimaced. Not like he noticed because he was watching the screen... But then he started to roll it and press HARD on the lower vaginal wall and the top. I told him, listen, this hurts. He said he had to press to get better angles for the imaging. Sure... but it HURT.

After I cleaned myself off again, dressed and left, my husband asked wth was wrong? I looked pale. In some mangled language, a mix of Russian/Ebonics/Borat, I told my husband that my jayjay hurt. I was sore for a handful of days after that. It literally felt like someone tried to drive a truck up there. Thanks Mr. Rough Technician, now you ruined acceptance of any further ultrasounds downtown!
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 08:44:51 AM »

I've had one of those before.  They are not fun at all.  I think the poor girl who tried to do the test was rather horrified that it hurt me so much, but she couldn't get the probe in all the way.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2019, 07:43:40 AM »

If you ever need to have an uncomfortable procedure stopped, the magic words "I withdraw consent" will be taken VERY seriously by medical staff.   Just be cognizant as to the import of not getting the test completed.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2019, 01:36:39 PM »

It seems that doctors with poor bedside manners tend to become specialists. Have you ever met a gastroenterologist who had a good bedside manner? Nephrologists are a bit better, but not by much.
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2019, 09:40:32 AM »

It seems doctors in general have come to have worse bedside manners. I suspect it may have to do with booking four appointments for each scheduled time, the pressure to get through with each patient in order to keep some semblance of being on time because of the scheduling, dealing with insurance companies, and patients who come in with their own diagnosis and desired prescription.
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