Embarrassing Questions ?

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-01-24 16:43:51 -0600
Started 2010-01-24 04:09:55 -0600

Embarrassed to ask your health care provider questions pertaining to your health and well being ?
If you hold that question in your healthcare provider must now become a mind reader and try to read your thoughts.
Put your mind at ease, ask the question (s).
You will be glad that you did !


11 replies

Blue Angel
Blue Angel 2010-01-24 15:28:02 -0600 Report

No I don't. I make sure I ask about everything . About anything that bothering me. But a lot of people are. best thing is to write it down. atleast you don't have to say it out loud.Between you & your doctor.

BLC
BLC 2010-01-24 13:11:10 -0600 Report

I will share an embarrasing question with you that I asked my docotor 5 years ago. I asked him why I would have continual yeast infections. I had been to the doctor a couple times before this and was too embarrased to ask him. Finally I could take it no more and had felt so sick for so long I knew I had to let him know. He immediatley did a fingerstick test on me which read HIGH. I was sent to the hospital where I spent three days and learned I was type 1 diabetic. My doctor told me it was amazing that I had not went into DKA. Thank God I asked my embarassing question or I may not be here today.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-24 13:16:59 -0600 Report

BLC,

As far as I am concerned, there are not embarrassing questions, or there shouldn't be anyway, when it comes to our health…I'm glad you asked that question…The same thing happened to me, however, I didn't have a chance to ask any questions; I ended up in the ER with a reading that was off the charts, had a very bad yeast infection, a urinary tract infection, and was in full blown ketoacidosis…When I think back at how closely I came to dying, I thank God, because I truly believe that he was watching over me, because I didn't have a clue what was going on!

Kirla
Kirla 2010-01-24 10:32:18 -0600 Report

I make a list of all the questions I want to ask. That way I don’t forget. My doctor seems to always be in a hurry. So I ask the nurse first and she will sometimes give me some answers. That way I don’t feel like I’m bothering the doctor too much.

I don’t care for the doctor I got now. I went to the clinic to get a physical because it was like 10 years since my last one. My insurance will only pay for 1 a year. I’m due to have another one soon and will be changing doctors. I read an article about DO’s and liked what I read. So my next doctor is probably going to be a DO. I made a list of the ones in my area, found out there is lots of them. I got a week off in February and will try to make an appointment then. http://www.drcares.com/Official_Website_of_Th...

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2010-01-24 08:07:15 -0600 Report

Thats right Mays, we have to ask questions so we can get some kinda answers. No question is a dumb question, they are all important.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-01-24 09:53:03 -0600 Report

Actually Yvette I have a little different perspective on the issue of "a dumb question" I believe that a dumb question is a SINCERE question which is not ASKED.

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