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when to tell regular doc when to tell regular doc

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Unread 12-05-2011, 10:43 PM
when to tell regular doc

When should tell my regular doc that I have scheduled a lavh/bso own affraid he will talk me out of it because I am only 30yrs old..my final descion is to have the surgery I have seen many docs who want to play me like a guinea pig.so I am worried my regular doctor will do the same...so does he need to know imediatly
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Unread 12-05-2011, 11:06 PM
Re: when to tell regular doc

I don't know why he would need to know. I won't tell my primary care until I need to see him for something else. Then I will do a, "I have the following change to my medical history." He knows I have massive issues with endometriosis, and he is a wonderful doctor, but I don't feel any need to tell him about it until I seek out his care again.

Hope this helps!
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Unread 12-05-2011, 11:14 PM
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I agree with EarlyBird, there is no reason to tell him until after the surgery, the next time you go in the office.

I was surprised by my primary care doctor's reaction. I didn't tell him, my DH did on one of his visits (we have the same primary care physician) and DH told him that I was unsure about taking one ovary or two (one had to come out, HUGE complex cyst) and my primary care doctor said, "She's had so many problems, tell her that I said to take both out and have it done and over with." His opinion actually helped me with my own and convinced me that I was right to have them both removed.
Good luck with your surgery!!
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Unread 12-05-2011, 11:34 PM
Re: when to tell regular doc

It is up to you if you tell them or not. But here in Canada, every time you see a specialist, they send a report to your regular Doctor. So even if you don't tell him\her. They will probably know before you tell them after the fact. I work for a GP, so I see all the reports come in from specialists, operation reports etc. Best wishes on your surgery.
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Unread 12-06-2011, 06:20 AM
Re: when to tell regular doc

I had to have a physical before surgery for clearance and saw my primary care dr. She said the forms she had to fill out were standard and she does this all the time before her patients have surgery. Blood work, EKG, some people need chest X ray.

DH has had several surgeries and always had to have that physical too.

At that time the surgery is already scheduled...the train has left the station. Can't imagine my primary care dr inserting herself in this decision at that point.
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Unread 12-06-2011, 07:50 AM
Re: when to tell regular doc

I had to schedule a pre-op physical with my primary, too. (Going for that tomorrow!) I have never met my new primary doc, so I'm a bit anxious about it. When I moved to this area a few years ago I never really found a primary and had been using walk in clinic for the few times that I've needed to see a doc about a sniffle. I asked the doc that's doing my surgery who he would recommend. The biggest hassle with finding a new doc right before surgery was having to have all my medical records from the doctors in my hometown sent here. I'm glad that my surgeon requires a physical be done before surgery. I will feel much better going in knowing that everything else with my body is in good working order!

I've had so many people try to talk me out of doing my surgery because I'm young too. I've learned to say, "Thank you for your opinion. I will take what you've said into consideration." And I leave it at that. In the end, YOU are the one that has to live with the end result. I've also learned that unless that person is going through the same thing you are, then they have NO CLUE what it's like to live with your body and no amount of explaining it to them will make them truly understand!
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Unread 12-06-2011, 07:56 AM
Re: when to tell regular doc

I guess if you have to have your pre-op with your primary care, that will change the "when," but my pre-op is with my surgeon, so I can wait till I'm ready to tell him.

I would find out who you need to have your pre-op with and then tell him when you walk in if it has to be with your primary care rather then your surgeon.
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Unread 12-06-2011, 08:12 AM
Re: when to tell regular doc

My primary knew within days of my visit to the surgeon. I think they sent a report or some such. She ran into me at a Christmas bazaar and kindly told me that she knew I would make a good decision and to be at peace with it.
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Unread 12-06-2011, 05:52 PM
Re: when to tell regular doc

thank you all for your advice especially mxdancer i have so many people say oh no your too young for that i say to them live 1 day in my body and you will change your mind no one knows the pain we have they just think oh quit being a sissy its just a period... ha if they only knew..
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