My friend who's friends with a doctor told me that male doctors and some female doctors hate women patients because "they run to the doctor for every little thing," in their opinion. What it amounts to is that when we do go, everything is trivialized with no testing, we aren't even considered. If a man complains, he must have cancer. It even goes through to readings of MRIs and such. That's why I'm so awful about
making sure I get good readings of my imaging. I should have been referred to an oncologist in 2005 when my gallium scan came up with possible lymphoma, but not one doctor on my team would, dimissing my horrible pain as fibro, until I demanded recently. And the reading of the gallium scan neglects a huge spot on my lumbar spine that appears to be a large lesion. I am at risk for myeloma due to my polyglandular problems, along with lymphoma due to sjogrens.
My neighbor, a man, hurt his back bending over to pick up a tv, they saw a tiny spot, which I have a ton of. He got biopsied and is being treated for cancer.
I think a lot of males in the medical field use their position to get even with women, perhaps bitter from a divorce, whatever, but most have real problems with women. And many female docs behave the same to "fit in." Its sad. Its like a nurse told me, "think of the lawsuit you'll have..." the nurses know.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids