(Closed) Pretty annoyed with my doctor – what do you think?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the doctor asked like an a$$, but at the same time, I don’t think that one CT scan is the end of the world. 

I don’t think it would be a terrible idea to maybe look for a new GP.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

1. Your doctor’s bedside manner sucks.

2. CT scans aren’t dangerous unless you get them all the time. They will not affect your fertility unless you get them all the time.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sounds like a condescending jerk. Time for find a new GP! I would also write him an email explaining my dissatifaction with the appointment ask recommending he work on his bedside manner.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am OVER doctors getting away with being assholes as “not having a bedside manner.” I’m sorry, but if you become a doctor, as opposed to going into research, you have signed up for working with the public. That means you deal with people with a general sense of decency.

WTF?

OP, I can’t answer your other question about ultrasounds. I can answer that yes, he was being a bag of dicks. 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Not a nice doctor, he could use another run through Bedside Manner 101. ANYWAY, one CT scan won’t substantially raise your risk for cancer and won’t effect your fertility. I’m kind of surprised the Dr said that about ultrasounds. While they won’t always pick up all (or any) of the kidney stones that may be present, it’s not uncommon to start with the more conservative treatment and progress to more invasive tests. Whatever, you’re getting your immediate needs taken care of, but I would definitely shop for another GP!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Can’t answer anything about CT scans but I would be pissed if my doctor treated me like that!  You can’t choose who your GP is in the UK??

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I work at a nuclear facility and also had 3 CT scans in the span of 1 year.  No issues.  And I am more upset with the doctor that handed you the line on fertility.  He needs to get his info correct.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

well he sounds like a peach… LOL time to get a new doctor!!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Your doctor sounds like an ass but he is right that getting a CT scan should not damage your fertility or make much difference in your cancer risk.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Okay he sounds like a jerk about the BC but honestly, I never had just an ultrasound for kidney stones.  I always had CT scans.  I’ve had a few of them and it isn’t really that high of a dose to hurt as long as you don’t have many in the same year.  I would look for another GP and get a referral to a urologist (be prepared for them to not know what to do with you since they are used to men and prostate exams).

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have back problems, and have numerous tests, CTs and xrays every year. I actually get xrayed ~ every 3 months. The only time it was voiced that I shouldn’t have another CT was when I had like 3 done in a year they wouldn’t do another due to being a young woman, I had an MRI instead. One CT in a year is not going to be that damaging to you. You actually get about the same amount of radiation in one CT as you do flying in an airplane.

http://www.fchn.org/fmh/advanced-technology/cat-scan

 

Also, I would just look for a new doctor!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have had CT scans and no ever mentioned my reproductive organs. I did have kidney stones during my pregnancy and I had an ultrasound for them. If they think pregnancy is a possible factor they can give you a test to see what the proper method of treatment is.

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