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Maybe there's hope for them yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Did you see the comment below the article, the guy who had the mumps and 4 doctors didn't know what it was? Medical professionals are so far from it.
 

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Yeah, and I saw the comment after his, where the person says they always google their symptoms before they go to the doctor. That made me wonder if people are presenting with more clear symptoms of what the person *thinks* that they have.
 

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Well I am glad they use something other than a prescription pad.<br><br>
Google is much better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Wouldn't it be funny if it led them to MDC - health and healing.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Researchers found that almost six-in-10 difficult cases can be solved by using the world wide web as a diagnostic aid.<br><br>
Doctors fight disease by carrying about two million facts in their heads but with medical knowledge expanding rapidly, even this may not be enough.<br><br>
Misdiagnosis is still a common occurrence in the medical profession despite all the tools available such as the blood tests and state of the art scanning equipment.<br><br>
Studies of autopsies have shown doctors seriously misdiagnose fatal illnesses about 20 per cent of the time.<br><br>
So millions of patients are being treated for the wrong disease. And the more astonishing fact may be that the rate has not really changed since the 1930s.<br></td>
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If the rates haven't changed in 30 years, it doesn't seem to matter how many million facts they (don't) keep in their heads.
 

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Hey, why not? It took me twenty minutes and google to diagnose something that had eluded doctors for five months - gallstones. I even had an ultrasound showing them and they kept insisting my symptoms 'weren't consistent.' Phatooey.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Did you see the comment below the article, the guy who had the mumps and 4 doctors didn't know what it was? Medical professionals are so far from it.</div>
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How come we know (courtesy of the Pink Book) that mumps can be asymptomatic or that not everyone gets the typical swollen jaw, but the docs don't know this?<br><br>
ANSWER: Because there's a vaccine for mumps.
 
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