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Unread 05-19-2004, 08:20 AM
Gyn doesn't remember me.

This is bugging me and I have to just get it out. I saw my gyn last week for my annual post-op visit and had told him about problems I was having with my right ovary. He asked me: "Does it hurt more when you are in menses?" I just sat there in astonishment and said: "Well, I had a hysterectomy!" He then fumbled with his chart and asked another question. I can understand that they see zillions of patients but I think it would be in their best interest if they reviewed the patient's chart before starting to ask questions. Also, the nurses shouldn't automatically ask when the last period was before looking at the chart. Had I been in a situation where I was forced to have the hysterectomy and it was a very traumatizing and sensitive event, these questions should never be asked. I always liked my gyn but now it makes me feel like I'm just a number. Still waiting to hear the results of my ultrasound and blood work.... Thanks for letting me vent.
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Unread 05-19-2004, 08:34 AM
Gyn doesn't remember me.

Jilly,

I had a similar problem with my GP (which I see quite often.) I was taking BCPs post hyst for cysts and when I told him I had stopped taking them his reply was, "So what are you going to do about birth control?" Like you, I think they could at least familiarize themselves a little before coming in and asking such stupid questions.

I hope that your results are positive.
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Unread 05-19-2004, 10:58 AM
Gyn doesn't remember me.

I had the same thing happen to me. I had an infection from the TAH/BSO and told the doctor I was hurting and he asked if I was pregnant.

I went back to my old OBGYN because my insurance allowed me to go back; thank goodness he remembered me from 3 years ago.
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Unread 05-19-2004, 02:11 PM
Gyn doesn't remember me.

Jill:

I had to laugh when I read your post, because the same thing happened to me last week. I had surgery last April and had my final ovary out. I went in because of right sided pain. The last time I saw the doc was in November. He asked what was going on and I said I had right sided pain that was awful. He asked when I cycled last. I laughed and said I haven't, I had a hysterectomy. He quickly fumbled through the file and then continued with the exam. You would think they would look before they come in the room. I love my doc, but it was a little unsettling that he didn't remember me. I did find out that he had hurt his shoulder and was in a tremendous amount of pain that day. So maybe he was on some pain meds. Who knows.

Sue
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Unread 05-19-2004, 03:03 PM
Gyn doesn't remember me.

Thanks you guys for replying. I don't feel so bad and won't take it it to heart. Looks like this is a pretty common thing. Jilly
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Unread 05-19-2004, 04:59 PM
Gyn doesn't remember me.

Jilly,
I'm sorry you're still having problems and feel as if your gyn doesn't remember you. It's a shame that doctors can get too busy to check our charts before he enters the exam room. My gyn's nurse still asks me when my last period was and I'm five years post op this month. I like to watch the look on her face when I say April 1999

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Unread 05-19-2004, 05:10 PM
Gyn doesn't remember me.

I love it when I'm asked the date of my last period - and I always answer - July 1999! Unfortunately for me, my gyn retired from his medical practice two years after my TAH - tried the new guy in town, didn't like him at all so I went out of town - good dr, good practice, but they don't know me like my previous gyn did! I still see my old dr on a semi-regular basis - he drives a Porsche and we own/operate a import repair service, so he comes in - and always asks how I'm doing, how the kids are doing, how my new grandson is doing - and I miss having that kind of a relationship with my new dr.
Teresa


TAH/July 1999
Stage 2 uterine cancer
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Unread 05-19-2004, 05:12 PM
Gyn doesn't remember me.

OOPS - slip on the keyboard - Stage 1 uterine cancer! Teresa
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Unread 05-19-2004, 06:00 PM
I can relate to this.

I can relate to this... The nurses always ask me when my last menstral cycle was... I think if you had a hyster they should mark your chart on the outside so they can properly address you... I even had the girl at the counter ask me if I was ready to try for the next one. I just stood there dumbfounded. Said "Dont quite think thats going to happen now since I no longer have the parts" . She turned beet red... But it does annoy me to have them ask, when you have been with them, and they did it... Oh well.....

Big Big "hug"
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Unread 05-19-2004, 06:47 PM
Gyn doesn't remember me.

I LOVE IT!

I can't wait to tell a doctor my last period was 11-20-2002.

Thanks for the chuckles.
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