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Specialist.

 

I do agree that a full-up colonoscopy examination is both intrusive and painful but i am in the "At Risk" category, I was diagnosed with HBV (Hepatitis B Virus) about 3 years ago and as such I know that I am suspectable to cancer.

 

 

The new ones are completely different from the old ones.

 

The whole procedure is different. Zero pain if done with current technology.

 

The biggest "pain" is the clearing of the intestines - before procedure - and even that has changed for the better.

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My first one - decades ago - was at a university medical school hospital - associated with the college/university.

 

The young doctor asked if I would allow a medical student to view. I agreed.

 

So I am on the table - half naked - and in walks this gorgeous gal - in civies - all prettied up.

 

The doctor begins - and it was extremely painful.

 

The male doctor - begins a conversation with the medical student gal. Whilst I am in pain.

And he asks her out to lunch.

 

I turned around and firmly told the doctor to concentrate on what he is doing and to leave the personal conversations out of this procedure.

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Sometimes it is better to avoid medical school hospitals. Once a trainee nurse in one had a hard time finding a vein in my arm for a blood sample, and it was torture.

 

During my last physical, the blood sample got mixed up and I was told I had extremely high cholesterol and blood glucose levels. The doc even prescribed meds for the conditions. I have no history of such conditions so I started monitoring my glucose and cholesterol levels and they were all normal using meters readily available. Eventually, it was determined that the lab made a mistake. In USA, where I live, medical mistakes are significant enough that I try to avoid docs as much as possible.

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Sometimes it is better to avoid medical school hospitals. Once a trainee nurse in one had a hard time finding a vein in my arm for a blood sample, and it was torture.

 

During my last physical, the blood sample got mixed up and I was told I had extremely high cholesterol and blood glucose levels. The doc even prescribed meds for the conditions. I have no history of such conditions so I started monitoring my glucose and cholesterol levels and they were all normal using meters readily available. Eventually, it was determined that the lab made a mistake. In USA, where I live, medical mistakes are significant enough that I try to avoid docs as much as possible.

Usual procedure in the US in that circumstance is to repeat the test, to make sure it wasn't a false positive, a brief spike, or a lab screw-up.

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Usual procedure in the US in that circumstance is to repeat the test, to make sure it wasn't a false positive, a brief spike, or a lab screw-up.

 

My health is good so it had been a few yrs since a physical. The doc I had didn't repeat the test until I told him about all the normal tests readings I was getting from my tests using meters available on the internet. The guy was fired -- by me, that is. He had his own lab setup in his practice. I complained about it to the State but they are so used to docs making mistakes that it was not an issue. [Everybody makes mistakes, docs included. If you don't like it, sue.]

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> If you don't like it, sue.

 

Good luck finding a lawyer that will take the case on contingency!

 

Get ready to lay down $20K to get things started...get ready for the case to be dragged out for years and years,

all the time you are upping more and more $$$...

 

Oh,, remember that most of the judges are put in place by the big companies and interest groups...

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A cousin of mine that is a MD was sued over making too many of the end of life decisions for one of his elderly patients. The relatives, who weren't there when these decisions had to be made, knew that the Doctor wasn't wealthy but had malpractice insurance. The jury also knew this and found for the relatives. My cousin's insurance skyrocketed and he couldn't afford to practice in the private sector. He now works for the VA, which seems to be the last resort for Doctors and Dentists.

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