Maxine Posted January 23, 2010 Report Share Posted January 23, 2010 Yesterday I went to my gynocologist for my check up. I skipped a year, as I just didn't think of it due to being overwhelmed with other doctors appts., tests, ect. All pap tests have come out good in the past--(knock on wood). I told the doctor this, and she said if pap tests came out good every year, that I could wait every three years to have this done. She said she would send me an order for a mammo gram yearly.She had a student doctor there that was very good, and understanding. However, I don't know if it's necessary to tell them about my medical history. I told her what I was diagnosed with, and she was great. The nurse that filled out the clinical information sheet looked at me like I was lying about all of it.The nurse must have filled the doctor in, as she came into the room looking like a deer looking at the headlights. REALLY BIZARRE. The reason I told the student doc my medical history is because she asked if I had any medical problems. I was brief, and only took about 5 minutes to summarize the whole mess. Same thing with the nurse, and I answered all her questions with brief answers.I asked the doctor if I should have my hormones tested because I have been missing periods, and then they start up again. I'm 50 years old, and asked about menopause. I said my POTS symptoms have been worse near my cycle, and I didn't have this problem before. She cut me off and said it wasn't necessary, and that my hormones will by "up and down", and that she wouldn't do it unless she was going to put me on hormone therapy. she said this wasn't needed for me, so no need to do any blood work.I had told the nurse that I didn't know if there was a history of ovarian cancer because we don't know where my mother's cancer started. Her whole abdomen was infiltrated----(it was everywhere), and since the idiot docs she had at the time didn't know about her cancer until 48 hours before she died, we don't know where the cancer began. I have no idea why the doctor didn't seem concerned about this at all. There was no mention of any type of screening tests for ovarian cancer. I had to bring up the mammogram, and she wrote up an order for this. this was weird, as she was the one who said she would send me an order for this every year, but somehow forgot that I need one done now, as I skipped a year.I thought the doctor's nature was apathetic......and when I left I felt the appointment was incomplete. With my POTS getting worse during my cycle, I think I should have had my hormone levels tested. I felt like I was at was at a clinic that practices miminal medicine, and that perhaps the doctors get credit for NOT ordering necessary testing. It might be time to move on-------------------ya think?I remember one nurse practioner that worked for an OB/GYN who was very good. I went to them years ago, but the doctor retired and went into teaching. He was really nice also. He would have his patients come into his office and explain everything after we got dressed. He was a kindly gentleman. If it wasn't for that nurse practioner, my hashemoto's thyroid disease would have not been caught. She looked at my chart---(wow, imagine that!), and she ordered blood work due to a family history of thyroid disease. Mine was caught early. I was very lucky to have such a great doctor back then---Mid 90s, as my hashemoto's was diagnosed in 1995.Question; do you give your medical history to all MDs? I would think this is necessary, but this doc seem annoyed.Also, is it normal to have crampy pain--(and a little stabbing pain) after a pap smear. I don't usually get this, not that I remember anyway.I'm telling you-----I get so disgusted.Maxine :0) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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