Reblog this if a medical professional has ever treated you like shit or fucked up your diagnosis or was just generally wrong.
One gastroenterologist refused to allow me to get the treatment I needed because I was too young to be having the sort of pain I was…
I had a lump on my boob at the age if 18, so was sent for an ultrasound. It was a benign fatty deposit, which is fairly common. Upon going to see a doctor for my results, she laughed at me and said “well what did you think it was? You’re
Too young to have breast cancer!” - ok, let’s just ignore the fact that girls as young as ELEVEN have had breast cancer, shall we?
I also have polycystic ovaries, and upon diagnosis, was told “this means you’ll grow extra hair, gain excess weight that is difficult to lose (ohyeahandyouprobablycanthavekidslol), bye!”
So, upon being hospitalised with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, I was told “it’s because you’re fat. Exercise, lose weight and it will probably go away.” So… I’m fat because of a pre-existing condition, in confined to a hospital bed for two weeks because I can’t move without vomiting, and you want me to exercise? Thank. So helpful. Wow.
Not to mention seeing a different doctor for my sick note because I’m waiting on a psych evaluation and my anxiety stops me from working, and the new Dr says “what you can’t even work part time? You’ve just gotta get your head down and deal with it like the rest of us.”
Wow. Such professional. Many helpful. Wow.