Was my doctor wrong?

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  1. mayhmong profile image65
    mayhmongposted 9 years ago

    It was years ago during the worst flu season of Febuary. The month where I normally get sick with every thing. But worst of all was having an ulcer pain around the stomach area. It was very hard to see a doctor because everyone else was sick. So I had to wait 3 weeks before being seen, because I have no health insurance, I dare not go to the emergency room which I later regret. This ulcer pain was flamming up constantly driving me off the wall and making me have sleep problems. I had the same problem with ulcer pain before and went to see a friendly doctor who did prescribe me something who no longer was there at the clinic.

    By the time it was time for me to see the doctor, I was like, oh finally! A new doctor walked in. He tested his hands around my stomach area. I have to say that I am very ticklish. So I was laughing and crying at the same time. I try to point out to him that it hurts closer to my legs. He told me that there was nothing wrong and I shouldn't worry about it. So I said, sooo....are you going to prescribe me anything? He was like, no, you're fine you don't need anything. I was like, hold on a sec, I'm in pain for nearly a month now and you're telling me I have to pay $100.00 for nothing? He explained to me because of my parents were from another country in Asia that we can't digest milk properly. Thus, causing us to have this normal pain. But I was borned in America?!

    Boy was I ticked off. I immediately demanded to see another doctor. But as busy as they were, they had to reschedule me to see someone else for another month?!

    I don't know about you guys, but did this new doctor seemed fair?

    And don't worry peps I no longer have any type of ulcer pain. I quit drinking whole milk which was the root of the problem. I am now drinking 2% milk instead. And the ulcer pain hasn't bother me since then.

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No!!!! Having that type of pain for that long and not receiving any type of medication for the problem is insane. I am certainly glad that he had a pair of x-ray vision glasses and could see what was really going on. I am only a nurse not a doctor, but I believe you should push for another appointment immediately and contact the board of medicines to see if he has had a complaints filed before. I think you were treated unfairly, just my opinion. smile

  2. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    Being born in America doesn't change your genetics .. tongue sorry ... but the health field is understaffed unfortunately ... maybe ask to see a nurse practitioner ..they are less costly n can write prescriptions if need be .. hope that helps some. Good luck n let us know. smile

    1. mayhmong profile image65
      mayhmongposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! My point exactly!

  3. Misha profile image67
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Do you drink milk?

    1. mayhmong profile image65
      mayhmongposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I later found out that was the reason why I was such in pain for a long time. I no longer drink whole milk anymore. I had to stick to the 2% milk and so far haven't gotten any ulcer pain for years.

      1. Misha profile image67
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Since your pain is back, I would just stop drinking milk altogether. Likely no need to see a doctor again, no need to poison your body with drugs... smile

  4. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    Ok, there are a couple of things wrong. If you were complaining of the same symptoms as before and the medication previously cured your symptoms then the doctor should have considered that. H. pylori is the bacteria that causes an ulcer. It was first thought that an ulcer was purely from stress, but it isn't... it is a bacteria. They can do a simple test to check for this bacteria. If you have it... then an antibiotic should be prescribed. Followed by certain dietary needs, etc. Pretty much, there are things that can be done. More importantly, if you do not have health insurance and can't see an adequate doctor its still important to take care of the problem. What are your symptoms? Abdominal pain extending into the legs? Is it the same pain you had before? Any other symptoms? Any diet change? Do you notice it when you eat certain foods (spicy, fried, greasy, fruit)?

    1. mayhmong profile image65
      mayhmongposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Are you a nurse or doctor? That really is some great detailed you got for me?! I later found out that it was the caused of drinking whole milk. I never went back to that again, but only to 2% milk.

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I'm a science major and hoping to go to PA school smile The lactose (milk sugar) could have caused your pain. 2%, 1% or skim is a good idea. There is a medication called lactase or an over-the-counter called lactaid, that you could take. Usually lactose-in-tolerant people have intense abdominal cramping. If this is your symptom, then it is very possible that is the problem. To be sure you could eliminate dairy from your diet for a week and see how the pain is. Often food allergies are genetic as well. Good luck! I hope you feel better.

  5. mayhmong profile image65
    mayhmongposted 9 years ago

    God Bless everyone who responded to this!

    I no longer have an ulcer pain for years now. What really gets me is that particular doctor. I wonder if there was some way to report him? But heck, I ask for a different doctor from now on.

  6. Misha profile image67
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    You lost me. Did this happen the last February or years ago? Do you still have pain?

    1. mayhmong profile image65
      mayhmongposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL did you not read what I wrote below ya? No, don't worry, I'm not in pain anymore.

      1. AEvans profile image79
        AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        mayhmong: Go back to my new article DID I have a response for you my friend. smile

      2. Misha profile image67
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ummm, let me get it straight.

        Several years ago you came with your pain to the doctor.

        Doctor told you that your pain is caused by you drinking whole milk.

        You stopped drinking whole milk and your pain went away, and did not return since.

        Now tell me, what are you going to report doctor for?

        1. Colebabie profile image60
          Colebabieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Good point. Not sure I was clear on the story either. Just tried to help any way I could smile

  7. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    There is a way you can report him. I would suggest calling the office and requesting to speak with the office manager. That way he is getting a complete explanation and is being reprimanded directly for his actions. No one in the medical field is perfect. I have met amazing doctors who are just jerks, and some nice people who had no idea what they were talking about. I would look for another source for your health care.

  8. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    Oh by the way, if you really wanted to report him you would have to contact your state's medical board and send them an official certified letter.


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