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wrong diagnosis

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  • Posted By: pattyzac
  • June 28, 2007
  • 04:51 AM

This fairly long story try to shorten. Started with back pain, first MD gynecologist nothing wrong, ortho MD found bulging disc in back, therapy. pain medications pain getting worse! This great MD said there is something else medically wrong besides your back, I also had a high sed rate. This went on for over a year so many doctors! Finally couldn't work anymore at my nursing job and oh by the way now really addicted to percacets!! After mri s exrays other tests I finally asked my family doctor if I could get a ultrasound of the front of my body sure enough the call massive mass noted on my liver!! Sure enough thought cancer due to mass and high sed rates!! After a ct scan was done turned out to be large ovarian cyst on ovaries!!! Back to gynecologist surgery done removed cyst!! About 6 weeks later pain starts again but now found my old gynecologist who I thought retired. Proceeded to obtain my medical records ct scan shows large cyst on both ovaries then read or report cyst removed from left ovaries but MD sates right ovary clear!!But lo and behold cyst there on right ovary after surgery!! Had to have surgery again!!! No grounds to sue lawyer states would have to be malignant and my kids would have grounds due to death from malignant cyst!!! Let me tell you if you don't have a little medical knowledge or even get second or even third opinions!! You can wind up dead!!

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  • I hear you on that pattyzac. I almost died because my primary doctor was barking up all the wrong trees and refused to increase my thyroid medication. By the time I got on the correct dose I had Stage II hypertension, cardiomegaly, and 1st degree heart block all caused by long term severe under treated hypothyroidism. And it appears I have sleep apnea as well from the complications of hypothyroidism. Just wonderful!:mad: The very first doctor who dx'd me gave me too little for too long. Of course, I trusted her and believed she was giving me the right dose. Well not any more. I am keeping records at home. I have notes about my doctors, their info, info on my medications, notes on my progress, notes on the symptoms I had prior to getting the proper treatment, etc.Finally, I found a primary doctor, a endocrinologist, and an ophthalmologist I like and trust. However, that doesn't mean I stick my head in the sand again!
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