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Misdiagnosis of Herpes

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  • Posted By: littleone1979
  • August 18, 2008
  • 01:24 AM

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.

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  • Well, be very very happy that you don't have and try not to focus on the misdiagnosis. Your blood test ruled it out, right? She should not have treated you like that, either way. You should write a letter to the head of the medical organization complaining about the way the doctor and staff treated you. It is a shocking diagnosis and even with a correct diagnosis, people tend to get suicidal. The staff and doctor need to be educated and also, unless there are blisters, the diagnosis was inconclusive until the blood work came back. All is well now. Be happy. Get a lawyer if it was less than a year ago. Also, go back to that clinic and get a copy of your lab work from that time.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • August 18, 2008
    • 07:19 AM
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  • Yes, and it's all Greek to me, too. Why don't you edit your post when you SEE that it is garbage? This gal still needs a blood test to make sure she never had it.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • August 23, 2008
    • 00:47 AM
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  • Yes, and it's all Greek to me, too. Why don't you edit your post when you SEE that it is garbage? This gal still needs a blood test to make sure she never had it.It's not garbage, it's Chinese- apparently your computer doesn't have the right font. Although I agree that it's silly to assume someone who posted in English is going to be able to read and understand Chinese!
    dizzy lizzie 192 Replies
    • August 25, 2008
    • 08:30 PM
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