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My Tubal, My Doctor

by Susan Stinson (no login)

 

I see that people are attacking Doctors for not informing them of the fact that some women do suffer after effects from a tubal. Not all Doctors are like that. When I first talked to my doctor about having a tubal, she didnt refuse. She did question it, I am 26 unmarried and I have only one child.

Think first thing she told me (before the "You might meet the man of your dreams speach") she told me of the possibilties of post tubal syndrome. She also told me that to resolve this I would have to go back on the pill or have to have surgery again. She called me (yes, she actually picked up the phone and called me herself) to make sure that this is what I wanted and I understood the risk and the permanent results of this procedure. She was in no hurry to make money off of me by performing this procedure. She made me think about it for two months before scheduleing the procedure.

The day of my surgery came. She asked me one more time if I was sure I wanted to do this. Of course I said yes.

I am very happy with my results. I never once felt un-informed. She the best gyno that I have had and I have had several due to changing jobs and ins companies.

We also need to take into account that we can ask question of others and we are on the all might WWW. I spent alot of time finding out what others had gone thru and was completly prepared the day of my surgery.



Posted on Nov 9, 1998, 11:56 PM
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