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by susan j bucher (no login)
What state do you live in?
Is your primary doc the same person who does your paps? Who is your obgyn?
Is this doctor the same doctor who did the tubal? Does he know him, are they friends, are they in the same community, same county, same state?
He has NO excuse not to order tests for you or to refer you to a specialist.
You are having heart palpatations. This is very serious. This could be hormonal, or possibly something else.
Heart palpataions are known to happen to women who are peri-meno and meno. Why wouldn't the doctor rule this out? You are post tubal and tubal ligations are known to cause early meno.
It doesn't matter how old you are, don't let them tell you that you're too young to be meno. Don't let him tell you the tests are expensive (they are not). If he says he doesn't think the insurance will pay for the tests tell him you'll pay cash up front for them and submitt the bill yourself to the insurance company.
If he doesn't order the hormone tests, what does he suggest? An EKG? Is he going to check into what is causing your condtion? Or is he not going to do anything? If that's the case I'd call up your insurance company who assigned you to him and raise some hell. You have a policy with them, a legal contract, and their doctor is refusing to treat you.
What then if you go to another doctor on your own and it is found that you have a hormal condition? or a heart condition?
Lawsuit! (consider telling them that).
How about your husband/boyfriend/or a girlfriend?
What if you went and saw this doctor together at the same time as a family?
Posted on Jan 6, 1999, 1:21 AM from IP address 220.127.116.11
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