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Re: Is this appropriate MD behavior? Please respond!

Re: Is this appropriate MD behavior? Please respond!

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Posted by Jane on October 11, 2000 at 21:50:58:

In Reply to: Is this appropriate MD behavior? Please respond! posted by DawnM on October 11, 2000 at 13:14:37:

Dawn,
There is no way that doctor's behaviour was appropriate. I just went to my first visit today for hyperthyriod, and the doctor checked my heart and lungs (with me in a gown and my bra on) - one place to check your heart is an inch onto your left breast, but my doctor was very respectful doing this with just his arm under the gown and over my bra.
I also had a list of symptoms, gotten from the internet. Otherwise I would never have known that me having a harder time getting off the floor was a standard symptom (thigh muscles get weaker). My doctor was glad I knew what symptom I noticed when, it helped him determine how bad things were.
I suggest you find another endocronogist. I was told go to one who has been doing endocronology a long time as hyperthyriod is not a common disease (hypo is).
My hyperthyroidism was found during a routine blood test my GYN did (hadn't had one in 5 years). My thyroid is very swolen, with a large lump about 2" wide and 1" tall on each side of my neck. I was told my thyroid was 4-5 times larger than normal and am being rushed into testing tommorrow, seeing the doctor right after the testing Friday (testing is 24 hrs apart) to be put on medication.
I was given a medication right away to slow down my heart rate.
So see another endocronolist right away, especially if your thyroid is swollen.
Jain



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