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Should I look for a new Doc? Should I look for a new Doc?

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Unread 10-16-2004, 06:19 AM
Should I look for a new Doc?

i had hysterctomy in december 2003 and another surgery in august of this year.. since then the Dr said i have "fibrosis" i have found very little information on this condition..all's i know is that it's extensive scar tissue. i have had constant pain for almost a week. to the point i have to sleep with a heating pad, take a HOT bath and some pain pill's.. i have horriable back pain and it feels like i have a fever on and off all day long!! This pain is the same as it was before the Hysterctomy always on the right side it runs around the front and down my legs... i am sooo done with surgeries,but i cannot take this pain!!! i have called my Dr and she is Blowing me off.. she said since it's only been a month and a half she can't imagine how i could be in "this much pain" she said sometime's Any little bit of pain hurts because it was so painful before the Hysterctomy and it could have been there all along it's just i wasn't concentrating on it because the other pain was SO BAD"i'm sorry Pain is pain!!! . that make Any sence???????? i'm starting to think she's not that good of a Dr... i also asked could endo grow back that fast and she said No!
i guess i am so tired of Dr's hospital's and all of this!! please any info would be nice!!
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Unread 10-16-2004, 03:00 PM
Should I look for a new Doc?

Hi There!

It sure sounds like you have been through a lot, and I'm so sorry to hear that you have felt so terrible lately....that's really a shame. In answer to your question about looking for a new doctor, I guess I don't have enough information to give you my opinion. How long have you been seeing your current doctor? Is this the first time you have been disappointed in her interaction with you? If you have had a great relationship with her for a long time, maybe I would just consider your last encounter with her an aberration. But if you have never "really" been happy with her, it might be time to seek another doctor who you feel confident will be your "partner" in your quest for good health.

I'm sending positive thoughts and many s your way!
Unread 10-16-2004, 03:06 PM
Should I look for a new Doc?

IMHO... yes.... move on get an endo specialist.
Endo can grow VERY fast and you could also have painful adhesions. Get a doctor who has a clue. You doctor works for you. You should not EVER have to beg for help. That is ridiculas.
I would fnd another doctor and report this one.
Gosh this kind of stuff really burns be up. I have had to convince my doctor that I have Ovarian Remnants. Now I am seeing a specialist. It is so different when the doctor "gets it".
I am sorry no one is listening.
I am sorry it hurts. And I just had my hyst in May this year and I am myself back on darvocet. So I understand.
Please, find someone who knows.
Take care, and keep us updated.
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Unread 10-16-2004, 08:43 PM
Should I look for a new Doc?

Hi there, I'm so sorry you've been having such a rough time since your hyst

I don't know if it's time for you to look for a new doctor, only you can, really, answer this question. However, I do know that, for me, it's very important to be able to have trust in my doctor. Therefore, if I was in your shoes, I might be at least seaking a second opinion, even if just to have my doctor's assessment reinforced.

That said, I remember that when I was having problem with my knee, in 1985, the initial pain was in my calf and it was very sharp and intense. Eventually, the pain in my calf was controlled with meds and that's when I realized just how my knee was bothering me: it turned out that I was concentrating so much on the pain in my calf that I wasn't even noticing the much less intense pain in my knee. This may be the kind of thing your doctor is alluding to

I also know that I've been dealing with pain, for various reasons, for quite some time and that it's possible to get used to pain. When that pain decreases or even is controlled, it may result in our perceiving any subsequent flare-ups as much more intensely.

And another thing I know about pain, is that it affects all aspects of our lives and is very, very hard to describe to others. Even doctors may not realize just the extent of the pain we're dealing with or may not be asking the right questions for us to effectively describe our pain.

I'm sorry, if I seem to be asking more questions than to be answering your question, but this is a very complex subject. If you feel that a second opinion is in order, go ahead and do it.

Through all of this, I hope that you get answers and relief soon. Sending tons of s your way. Please be sure to keep us posted.
Unread 10-18-2004, 01:34 PM
Should I look for a new Doc?


I am a believer in getting opinions until I find one that makes sense to me. So, if it were me in your shoes, I'd seek at least a 2nd opinion.

There are many great, compassionate knowledgable doctors out there to partner with you in finding a way to handle your pain.

Lots of s while you search, dear.
Unread 10-18-2004, 06:03 PM
Should I look for a new Doc?

I am sorry you are in so much pain and can't seem to get someone to understand what you are feeling. I don't think it ever hurts to get a second opinion. Maybe the second opinion will just reassure you that your doctor is being accurate in terms of what can be done so soon after what you've gone through. Then again, maybe you will prefer this new physician much better. If you like both doctors, then you will be lucky to have two resources to decide upon for future visits.

Unread 10-19-2004, 04:07 AM
Should I look for a new Doc?

thanks for all of your caring replies..i have seen this Dr. for almost a year now and this is the first time i'm dissapointed in her responce.. i'm just thinking you are all right a 2nd. opinion is a good idea.. thanks again
Unread 10-19-2004, 06:36 AM
Should I look for a new Doc?

Coffeelover (I love your screen name!)

If I were you, I'd go for a second opinion. It doesn't hurt to get someone else's input especially since this is a painful condition for you. My theory is that if you are not comfortable with your doctor, than you need to find someone whom you are comfortable with. Remember these doctors work for you. YOU and your insurance company pay them. Just as if you didn't like your hairdresser and fired her, you should fire your doctor if you don't like him or her.

I apologize if I sound harsh, but I've been through a lot wiht some really bad doctors, and It bugs me to hear of sisters getting less than excellent care from their doctors.

okay, I'll get off my soapbox now


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