Wow, I got a doozy for ya.
For weeks, even months I was having bladder problems and pain in my abdomen. I saw my regular doc for two months every 2 weeks when the pain /problems did not go away. Each visit he told me "not to worry", did not perform ANY examination whatsoever, and gave me antibiotics.
Now, I know its the patient's responsibility to demand an examination, and I screwed up there, but I used to think this doctor was decent so I just took his advice.
Finally after 2 months I couldn't take it anymore. I saw another doctor (a female doctor), who DID examine me (testicles and more!) and was shocked. She said I needed IMMEDIATE HERNIA SURGERY and that it was LIFE THREATENING. Oh, and also gave me a catheder. What fun!! (Only "trace" samples of bacteria in my urine were found) The prospect of surgery of course, threw me into a panic. She said I needed it THAT DAY. After a hellish 2 hours to get to the other side of town to where the surgery was to take place, the surgeon examined me.
I was perfectly normal.
How does THAT happen?
He did refer me to a urologist and the following week I was finally given an exam and was told I had Prostatis. Was given antibiotics and although even after 2 months the symptoms were still there, it has gotten much better. I still have a few symptoms but money problems have prevented me from getting a re-check (no health insurance).
By the way the doctor who said I needed surgery was named
Lynn Stanco (stay away!!!)....
and my regular doctor was Michael VonRueden, both currently working at St. Mary's Medical Clinic in West Allis, Wisconsin.
I'm almost considering sueing their butts for emotional trauma (I have mental health problems) if I had any money.