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Old 06-26-2016, 06:58 AM
 
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Thought this is about UTI Help???
Guess you didn't read the OP then....

As for your advice to see a naturopath for a specific urologic disorder which IS what the thread was about, the OP would be better served by seeing a plumber....
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:03 AM
 
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No doctor can force you to have a procedure that you don't want. If you have already tried what the doctor recommends and are not seeing relief, why would you go through the same thing again?
You might want to ask your former urologist for a recommendation to a doctor who accepts your insurance and who follows a course of treatment for IC similar to his/hers. Good luck.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Change doctors- and the advice about seeing a PA is good. I practiced as a PA for 10 years; the training is much more geared toward listening to the patient. Many doctors, and I have found this to be especially true of urologists, don't want to spend a lot of time listening but want to do procedures, prescribe, and get on to the next patient.
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Get another opinion. If you don't like your doctor's advice ... Seek out a new doctor.
and if you like your doctor you can keep him. Sorry couldn't resist!!!!!
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:50 AM
 
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I am on disability. Their rules are that you cannot refuse a procedure that is recommended by their doctors without good medical reason. What should I say to them? My review is probably next year since I had my last one in 2014.


I'm trying to find some way to go back to my old doctor who was actually helping me also. He actually seemed to care about his patients too.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am on disability. Their rules are that you cannot refuse a procedure that is recommended by their doctors without good medical reason. What should I say to them? My review is probably next year since I had my last one in 2014.


I'm trying to find some way to go back to my old doctor who was actually helping me also. He actually seemed to care about his patients too.
That is a touch one; certainly none of us have an answer unless we have walked in your shoes.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:12 PM
 
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Wow, I'd like to know the name of that doctor...there was one in my area who was diagnosing everyone in town with interstitial cystitis and doing a bladder "stretching" procedure, making a pile of money off of it. He was finally run out of town for being a quack...don't know where he went...maybe he went to your town!

He did the procedure once on me. It didn't help. I got tired of him and went to a bigger town nearby and long story short, I had a tumor on my bladder.

Change doctors, even if you can't get back to the old one.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Wow, I'd like to know the name of that doctor...there was one in my area who was diagnosing everyone in town with interstitial cystitis and doing a bladder "stretching" procedure, making a pile of money off of it. He was finally run out of town for being a quack...don't know where he went...maybe he went to your town!

He did the procedure once on me. It didn't help. I got tired of him and went to a bigger town nearby and long story short, I had a tumor on my bladder.

Change doctors, even if you can't get back to the old one.
My poor mother in law fell for the bladder stretching procedure several times many years ago when she didn't even have any problems. After about 3 or 4 times she wised up and changed doctors. this is a lesson for all of us: if you do have any doubts, get a second opinion and use your common sense. Not all procedures are needed or even a good idea.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:35 AM
 
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Wow, I'd like to know the name of that doctor...there was one in my area who was diagnosing everyone in town with interstitial cystitis and doing a bladder "stretching" procedure, making a pile of money off of it. He was finally run out of town for being a quack...don't know where he went...maybe he went to your town!

He did the procedure once on me. It didn't help. I got tired of him and went to a bigger town nearby and long story short, I had a tumor on my bladder.

Change doctors, even if you can't get back to the old one.
Well, I do have interstitial cystitis. The thing is with IC, if the standard treatment is working it is not good to do the stretching because it can make the problem worse. That's what happened with me. With IC the stretching is supposed to be done if regular treatment is not working. IC makes the patient more susceptible to bladder infections, but during a flareup the patient can feel like there is a UTI whether there is one or not. Very painful condition. And you have to do the urine test to see if you really have the UTI or not.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:48 AM
 
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My poor mother in law fell for the bladder stretching procedure several times many years ago when she didn't even have any problems. After about 3 or 4 times she wised up and changed doctors. this is a lesson for all of us: if you do have any doubts, get a second opinion and use your common sense. Not all procedures are needed or even a good idea.
Ever since the bladder stretching was done I have even more pain than I did before (which was already pretty bad) and I have even less control of my bladder than before. I even ended up with a bad infection (not UTI, but worse) after the surgery and it took months to recover from the infection. I was too sick to get to a doctor on my own at that point and my family would not take me. Thought I was going to die and had fever 104/105 for several days. I suffered a stroke from the fever and more brain damage. I only started making a recovery after I found some antibiotics left over from something else that had made me sick. I took the antibiotics with Benadryl to keep from having the reaction and started getting better slowly, but I never did make a full recovery. For a long time I couldn't even feel parts of my face and had trouble eating. I still bite the inside of my mouth on my right side when I eat because of the damage from the stroke.


I am terrified of this doctor touching me again.
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