Thread: Unpleasant Doctor
12-07-2004, 07:18 AM #1
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I can't believe this! My family doctor sent me to see ob/gyn because he wanted to make sure that I didn't have endometriosis on top of IC.(So did uro #2) I was soooooooo hoping to get an ob/gyn that was up-to-date on IC. This ob/gyn said, "Well, I would need to do laparoscopy (spelling?) and I could damage some other organs when I do it and then you would need major surgery. They are risks to this surgery." As if I would want to proceed with this given that the ob/gyn tells me that he can damage some of my other organs. As if fighting IC for two years isn't enough! I told him I have had 2 years of hell with my bladder and I didn't need anymore surgeries--especially given this ob/gyn's attitude toward the surgery! So, he put me on the birth control pill continously for three months to see if that doesn't help the burning pain I have in my left ovary on a fairly daily basis. Honestly, I have had rotten luck with dr.'s since I get IC! Needless to say, I left his office totally depressed. Do other doctor's say they can damage organs when they do a laparoscope?
12-07-2004, 07:24 AM #2
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I am on C.B.C.P. and have been for 5 months..it's wonderful...no periods, no mess, no yuck and no flareups....After suffering with IC for 40 years, my bladder was removed in Dec 05...YAY!
12-07-2004, 08:36 AM #3
I'm a surgical tech and I have never heard of such a thing. It is the least invasive way to go. Please find a new dr.
12-07-2004, 09:16 AM #4
i'm dealing with the same thing right now my doctor sent me to a gyn because he thinks i have the same thing but before he can do that i he has to do something else first they have found mass cells from my pap.
My gyn is up to date on I.C but yet i'm still scared.
I would find another gyn he shouldn't have told you something like that seem to me he doesn't know what he is doingMedicine taken daily or as needed:
1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.
I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!
12-07-2004, 10:31 AM #5
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While there is a risk to any surgery of injury to organs, I agree this is the least invasive way to go. Just my 2 cents though.
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12-07-2004, 10:32 AM #6
Call me naive,but I have never heard of a laparoscopy being dangerous in any way. I assume there is a risk to "any" procedure, but laps have long been used as very worthy diagnostic procedures. I hate to slam a Dr., especially one I don't know...but I have to agree with Johnnarees...get another Dr. and don't be so sure that GYNs are that educated on IC...it really takes patience to find Drs with the proper knowedge.
I highly recommend Dr. Moldwin's book...the Interstitial Cystitis Survial Guide (available on this site at the book shop). It is highly informative, easily read and discusses many topics for females especially.
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12-07-2004, 11:17 AM #7
try and find a new doctor here on this list.
hang in there.
don't give up.
ps: doctors do try and rule out other conditions before declaring that the patient has ic, but a good uro will either evaluate you with questions and/or do a cysto under hydro/anaesthesia.
12-07-2004, 11:18 AM #8Originally Posted by Imustpee
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