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I'm having health care problems. I have been having some troubling symptoms, so I went to my family doctor this week. He referred me to a urologist, whom I saw today.<br><br><br>
Turns out that when the hospital diagnosed me with a kidney stone in July, they were totally off base. Yes, I had a stone. It showed up on xray, ultrasound, and CT scan.<br>
However, a stone on the left side of the body doesn't cause pain on the right side. Jerks. The nurse was convinced from the intake that I had a kidney stone and I don't think they strayed far from that thought.<br><br><br>
Then, I am continually reminded how much my family doctor sucks. He is not able to give an opinion on anything. He just foists me off on someone/anyone else. 'Hey doc, is this a sinus infection?' "I don't know, let's treat it with antibiotics and see?"<br>
Dammit, I want him to have an opinion. Anyway, it appears that my symptoms are not really urological, so I was at the wrong place today, thanks to him.<br>
Also, the look on the urologist's face was priceless. Turns out the family doctor didn't send the right records so the urologist didn't have the blood/urine results. I had to tell him. I said the doc found protein on the dip, so he called in a prescription.<br>
Urologist: For WHAT?<br>
Me: Cipro.<br>
Urologist: WHAT THE HELL?<br>
Protein is not indicative of an infection and Cipro is like shooting sparrows with a shotgun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><br>
Me: Yeah, I haven't had a chance to pick it up yet. Been waaaay to busy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
So this doc is going to help me out. Oh well. This sucks. Why can't I be well?
 

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Wow, that sucks. Sounds like you need to fire that incompetent jerk of a family doctor, for starters.<br><br>
I hope you find someone who can help you and that you're feeling better soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thanks for the hugs. I've been sick for 4 years this month, so this isn't really new, but I had really thought I was getting somewhere.<br><br>
I had known I needed to fire my doc, but I don't know anyone better! (I just cannot believe he's a DO, he's a discredit to his collegues). I just don't want to fight this fight anymore.
 

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Fire your doctor..I had been having health problems for 2 years, and was getting the run-around from the dr's.. I have gone through <b>4</b> doctors.. Now i have one that believes me when i tell her something is wrong and is working to help me...<br><br>
Switch dr's.. Having a dr who cares makes ALLL the difference in the world..<br><br>
I still do not have a diagnosis of anything specific, but it helps to have a dr willing to help me..<br><br>
(hugs) to you.. Get a dr who cares.. It makes treatment sooo much easier on you..<br><br>
Warm Squishy Feelings..<br><br>
Dyan<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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It's tough to get back in the saddle and try another doctor. I find it so discouraging. So far, I've been to<br><br>
Three Nurse Practicioners<br>
Two Rhemotologists<br>
Five Doctors<br>
One neurologist<br>
One fabulous Naturopath<br>
One ok acupucturist<br><br>
Thanks for the encouragement. I'll try to get a new doctor sooner than my normal 6 month wait.
 
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