You have to admit, it's more fun than the ever-present "I'm 3dpo, I've tested with a particularly-insensitive IC, and it's a BFN...".
Look, the bottom line is that I hope I am a good doctor, and I genuinely care about my patients. I am passionate about medical-misinformation, and to this end, am particularly challenged by "Dr Google", and other sources of un-regulated and potentially dangerous sources of online "information". It may sound cheesy, but when I took the Hippocratic Oath, I meant it. I can only hope my colleagues feel the same.
It's 42 degrees in Melbourne, and I am hot and grumpy. So I will pour myself a medicinal glass of Pinot Grigio, and continue watching re-runs of M*A*S*H, which I love, while hubby watches the kids!
Good health to you all
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19-12-2015 15:51 #71Senior Member
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19-12-2015 15:55 #72
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19-12-2015 16:45 #73
What if the doctor hasn't mentioned the need for circumcision and then it comes up in a year or so - are they then in the wrong for not mentioning it earlier?
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19-12-2015 18:31 #74
19-12-2015 18:50 #75
Also, SAgirl doesn't give that much information about the appointment so we don't know if that's the only thing the dr said. For me at least, my posts haven't been aimed at SAgirl, I get that she heard a possibly scary diagnosis and wants reassurance that she hopefully doesn't have to put her son through surgery. My posts have been directed at the rest of the overall vibe that, like CMF said, it's bad to even mentioned the C word. I agree with cheeesecake, the circ conversation (in general, not just this thread) is going so far the other way of people being anti-circ that questions about a medically necessary one often get a bit over the top. Nobody on here saw the penis so you genuinely can't say it's this or this, you just can't.
I'm not for or against circumcision, I didn't feel it was necessary for my son but I don't judge those who do.
I am also not advocating to just blindly take a doctor's advice if it doesn't sit right with you. We spent last Christmas, our first with our baby, in the hospital because a few days before the GP I saw brushed off my concern about a spot on DS' eye being a coldsore, 'I've never heard of a baby getting a coldsore on their eye, it's not possible.' I was right and of course it spread like wildfire and our Christmas was spent in a hospital making sure his sight would be ok. When I went to the GP the next day they started to book me into the same lady and I asked for a different dr because I wanted a second opinion. I do believe there are definitely drs that miss the mark and you should push further with another opinion. But a dr mentioning a possible outcome/treatment is not automatically negligent or pushing their own agenda--that is the point I am trying to make.
19-12-2015 20:05 #76
I'm staying away from BH these days but this is exactly the sort of thread why I am.
what inflamed it was the accusation that SAGirl essentially does this all the time. Speaks to an expert and then comes on here (after googling) and asks for opinions.
So what? The initial comment about this was directly aimed at her for doing this. Subsequent posts have stepped away from this but what peeves me on here is when people are criticised for repeating behaviours which are not harmful.
I did IVF for 8 years. You know what? By the end I knew about as much about my medications and protocols as my FS, to the point where he would sometimes ask my view. So yep doctors know a hell of a lot but they don't know everything and nor can they. So long as we take the advice and are sensible about what we do with it what's the harm in also asking other mums who might have been through a similar experience for their opinions? At no time has she said she won't do it, just she was looking at her son's options.
Just remember there is a person on the other side of the screen.
19-12-2015 20:05 #77
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At what age?
If a mum was to continually treat medical advice flippantly based on 'preferable' advice obtained by unqualified strangers online then that could have dangerous consequences. Not saying that is what's happened here.
Have a look at the first few posts on this thread which led to J37's original post - women offering their sons experiences with penile problems, alluding to the facts that the OP probably has nothing to worry about. To me that's concerning.
I agree with what you said about there is someone on the other side of the keyboard. I know both SA girl and J37 and they are both top chicks. Probably just having a bad day.
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19-12-2015 21:12 #79
At what age?
This thread should have lasted about one or two pages. I agree it's an emotive topic and the lines get blurred around it but honestly there are ways of discussing it without making the OP sound like sort of crazy.
As for SA having a bad day has she even come back after her initial post? I thought it was quite measured.
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19-12-2015 21:35 #80
I think j37's 'for god sake's' was directed at the other responses, the insinuation of an agenda and the Dr being out of line. I can see how the intensity or 'having a go' came off fully directed at SAgirl but I personally don't think it was. I think her message to SAgirl, although maybe not delivered perfectly, was 'you ask a lot of questions regarding your children's health, please take your dr's opinion more seriously than anonymous people on the internet.'
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