When I was 18 I went to the doctor unable to go the bathroom. I wanted to go to the emergency room but my sister convinced my father not to take me and I was in no condition to go. I managed to go to the health clinic a few blocks from my house and was seen by a doctor who after I told her I could not urinate, she insisted on giving me gyn exam. Without any type of test result she said "You have herpes. Don't cry, you brought this on yourself" A very inhuman attitude for a doctor. I had swabs sent for further testing and had blood work done as well for HIV and other diseases. I was treated like a leper by those working at the clinic and than ws referred for counseling by these inhuman creatures. I was giving medicine for herpes and sent on my way. I lived for a week thinking I had herpes and that my life was over. After a week I went in person to get my test results and was told by a nurse that I didn't have herpes! When I asked for the doctor I was told she was unavailable. I didn't understand why this diagnosis was given to me, I had no open sores or visable signs of herpes that I have now completely educated myself on the signs and symptoms of. All that was wrong was that my vaginal area was very red, but I couldn't go to the bathroom and was rubbing myself vigorously. In talking with a urologist that I had to see several months later, I had a kidney infection that left untreated caused urethral problems that I still suffer from today. The doctor that I went to that misdiagnosed me should be never allowed to practice medicine again. I hope that anyone out there who questions a diagnosis for an STD seeks a second opinion or waits till there is a definitive test results.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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