In closing I would like to comment about draping. I must be very hard headed. Currently, working on a research project regarding this subject, I have come to realize that once someone has a bad experience the reactions are from annoyed to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. That is just my observation. So what should patients do about doctors who seem to the patient shy to look and examine?
Four out of five breast lumps are found by women themselves, whether they do regular breast self exams or not. Resend confirmation email. I know this but I still can't get it out of my damn head. She should have discussed everything, asking me what I was comfortable with and above all what she was. Add to Favorites. By then, perhaps, physicians also become concerned about issues of patient modesty as fully described on this blog and the consequences of patient misinterpretation of their questions or touching. What they do and what they think.
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Seven years ago, I had a hernia repair and received no prior information regarding the procedure except the cursory overview of the actual repair. Emphasize to her your need for privacy when strangers are in the room. She could also tell by the way he palpated her that there was more than just a breast exam going on. If he had been his typical distant self, I never would have thought twice about his examination of my breasts. Her first words to me were to remove the gown and pee into a jug she handed me. Doctors and other medical employees are as engrained by their training as we are to religious, political, racial preferences, etc. Most patients will be happy with a doctor who is cheerful and friendly and does a professional job.