(Closed) VENT! How could a NURSE say this…

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m sorry she treated you rudely. most doctors will ask you to try to conceive for 6-12 months, and if you don’t get pregnant in that time they’ll start to consider your options to help you along.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definitely look at another doctor if I were you. You want a doctor who is concerned for your health but also who listens to you.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Hmm I would speak to the doctor directly if you can. At my clinic it’s actually against protocol for a nurse to give information like that to a client because technically she doesn’t have the PHD to back up your questions like, “why?” and to explain your condition and treatment more in depth (not to say that nurses aren’t highly educated and well informed to health care issues and treatment, but they do have a different role than the doctor).

I don’t think it was her place to discuss your condition with you like that. You definitely need to discuss it with your ob/gyn. If you want to try to get pregnant that’s your choice and your health care providers need to support you unless it poses some serious threat to your health, in which case they should provide you with multiple options.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

How bad is your PCOS?  PCOS is very common, and lots of people have no problems conceiving.  The nurse shouldn’t have been rude to you, but it might be best to try for 6-12 months as PP suggested, and see what happens.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@littlenikki:  I wouldn’t switch doctors.  The doctor didn’t do this… The nurse did.  Please report the nurse in a letter to the doctor and speak to the doctor directly.  Of course there are things that can be done!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not an expert in PCOS so I don’t know whether the information she gave you was correct or not.

I won’t be jumping on the nurse because I don’t know her qualifications in this area. If she has the knowledge , it is perfectly within her scope of practice to have this discussion with you.

Although I’m sure the conversation was upsetting to you, and perhaps she could have been more sensitive, if indeed her words were exactly as spoken, I don’t see where she was rude.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Mrs. DG: I agree.

Have you had problems with the doctor as well? If that’s a yes then I’d be switching pronto! You don’t want to mess with fertility so if this office isn’t working for you than find one that can. Good luck 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am sorry she was so rude about it. Perhaps she should have just let you talk to the doctor about it.

I am not sure if that nurse knew exactly what she was talking about. I’m not a doctor but my friend just got diagnose with PCOS. She apparently has had it for a while and has many cysts on her ovaries. Her doctor is very optimistic that she could get pregnant within the next few months. First she has to take a drug to reduce the size of the cysts then she can take clomid. I don’t remember what the name of the first drug it.

If your doctor has the same attitude I would go get a second opinion. My friend had been to a couple doctors complaining about horrible period pains and other things and none of her doctors even offered to do tests to find out what the problem was.

I am just trying to give you some hope. I have read about MANY women with PCOS getting pregnant. Good Luck!

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@angela2011bride:  Sorry I didn’t know that…  It’s always ok to switch if you are unhappy with your doctor.

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