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Old 05-25-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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What doctor finally listened to your symptoms

Hello all. I have a dilemma and would like some advice. Reading various posts and other web pages, there seems to be a disturbing trend....lack of compassion, lack of time, and a general lack of being a good doctor. I am wondering what doctor finally listened to your symptoms and took it seriously. I am in need of this advice, because I have had a lump/mass in my inguinal crease that has grown drastically in just a few short months. Since I have relocated to a different state, I don't have a primary yet. I went to an er and a walk-in with little results. I never even saw the doctor at the ER. They couldn't get an iv in and therefore sent home with instructions to see a doctor. I went to the walk-in, and that doctor was wonderful. However, he was only qualified to deal with the massive infections in my lungs, throat and ears. I mentioned that I seem to be coming down with everything around me for months now and that my lump in my groin had been growing. He told me I needed to see a doctor because he was worried it was lymphoma. I searched and couldn't get a doctor for many weeks. I am having problems with the lump causing pelvic, hip and low back pain. It is also causing numbness and tingling, feeling of pressure and heaviness in legs and pelvic region. I am also having referred pain in thighs. My legs feel like they are asleep and at times, i have to pee nearly every 30mins. I'm not drinking that much, i believe that it has to do with the pressure on nerves. I went to another walk-in and the doctor poked at it for a minute and declared that i have a femoral hernia. I would be ecstatic if that would be the cause. However, after looking up what that was, I can't understand how I have it. No imaging was done to be sure. My lump can't be pushed back in and it doesn't disappear when I lay down. If anything, it is very firm, about the size and shape of a potato cut in half lengthwise and when I lay down, it becomes more prominent. I can't get in to see a surgeon for 2 weeks and the surgeon must ask for the ct that the walk-in doctor suggested. I was hoping to draw from your experiences and plot where to go next while I lay in wait for my appt in 2 weeks. Thank you for your time.

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: What doctor finally listened to your symptoms

I am in a similar situation. Have been to ER couple of times. I am fortunate that my primary care physician does believe something is wrong with me. He sent me to an ENT that found a cyst and/or lymph node behind my ear and wanted to wait 6 months, then re-evaluate it. Which would be fine, except I have had night sweats every night for over 3 months now. Luckily my doctor did not give up and I see a internal medicine doctor next week. I am hoping he will look further, especially since in the past 3 weeks I have had a 2nd firm painless lymph node pop up under my chin at my jaw line. Good luck with finding a doctor that will look. All too often doctors want to brush you off as just another whiner and give you antibiotics. They claim lymphoma is rare, so they do not even bother checking. I was diagnosed with crohn's disease at the age of 10 in 1992 when it was all but unheard of, so rare does not mean impossible.

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