Do Doctors Really Care? - page 2

Hi, I was in a car accident august 13th. I was having bowel problems and felt lumps in my abd. My family doc told me it was scar tissue and deep bruising. Well 3 weeks later my stomach was still... Read More

  1. by   Curious1alwys
    Just because he brushed you off does not mean he doesn't care. Yes, he likely should have investigated further, but I can see it from his side too. Can you imagine how many pt's come in and complain and end up having nothing really medically wrong with them?? That said, pain should never be dismissed and diagnostic testing should have been done to come to a semi-valid diagnosis. But doctors don't know everything! They rely heavily on diagnostic tests to even get a clue about what is wrong with you. I just love it when people act like doctors know everything.......AUTOMATICALLY. Nope, without medical tests they would be nothing too....

    Now, does the second provider really "not care" since your appt isn't for a while? Who cares, but get your butt into the doc and demand to be looked at. Don't mess with your health!! Good Luck to you!
  2. by   FurmanGirl
    I've had problems like that, too. If you feel there's something more wrong, ALWAYS get a second opinion. I chipped the lower part of my femur and the bone was floating around my patella. VERY painful. My faimly doc said it was just swelling, and in a few weeks, if it hadn't gone done, he'd drain it. A week later I went to a specialist. I scheduled surgery for the next month. I'd much rather go to a specilaist than a general physician unless it's a cold or something. I know they're accomplished, too, but generally speaking.
  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Chicklet2
    Update: Well I went for my ultrasound today. The lady was very concerned about my ovaries and uterus and can't believe i've been having a normal cycle and no bad cramping, so I dont know what to think.... the results come to the doctor either fri or monday....
    Glad to read you are better.
  4. by   HappyJaxRN
    Bowel obstruction can lead to perferated bowel. You need immediate attention! If a GI MD can't see me right away, I think I would go to the ER.
  5. by   Chicklet2
    I finally found out the results from my ultrasound. I supposedly have a benign cyst in my abd. She said an oil gland likely got occluded and that is what it is and there is no need to operate unless it become infected. BUT I still have bad pain and she's like oh just wear loose pants and i'm like my pants aren't even tight. Do you think i should get a second opinion? Thanks
  6. by   lee22
    ABSOLUTELY DOCTORS CARE-THEY SPEND YEARS IN UNIVERSITY, DEDICATED, HARDWORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OF COURSE THEY CARE-about their mortgages. size of their houses, boats, status with their peers yadda yadda yadda ( Recent reply when asked by a patient to sit and talk about her diagnosis for a minute----" If I had time to sit and talk, it wouldn't be with you"-----for real)