For The Girls: Gyno Scare Tactics
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:21 PM
Part 2 is just another example of a scare tactic. When I was living in Veracruz, I went for an annual exam and the gyno turned on his fancy camera and screen to show me my cervix. Never having seen my cervix before, I got scared when he told me that it didn´t look right. It was urgent that I have a procedure done to remove abnormalities. I made the appointment but then talked with some girlfriends (also in Veracruz). Two of them had been told the same thing and had done the procedure! Luckily for me I was heading to the states and I saw a gyno there who told me everything was perfectly normal.
Two different doctors and scenarios but the same kind of scare tactic. It's kind of like when I take my car to a sleazy mechanic and they tell me my car will explode if I do not fix the thingamagigy right away. I think they have found easy ways to put extra money in their pockets and prey on the fact that we don't know what our insides look like! Anyway, not lumping all doctors into this group, but I do think it's good to use your instincts, never jump into anything and get a second opinion if you feel unsure.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:50 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:21 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:31 PM
as with any disease or medical situation, if you can do some research and KNOW your options, you will be better prepared. i see and hear so many stories of people going to seguro for some ache or pain, get their meds, and never have any idea of what is really going on, what the results of tests mean, and what side effects the meds have on them or if there are any contraindications with other meds they are already taking.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:37 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:30 PM
There is a possibility that the Gyno was not trying to get your money per se but just practicing out of date medicine. I know all my aunts had that treatment after miscarriages in the 50s and 60s, there was this protocol about it .
I think you may have hit the nail on the head, JBelle.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:11 PM
I am now at that age when I need to consult a gyny for an onset of irregularities with my cycle, and have been nervous about who to see. It would be useful to know who the ladies on here would recommend. I am looking for a gyny who speaks good English for a consultation and a PAP test, and possibly an ultrasound. I also have no idea about costs here, so a heads-up on what to expect would be most helpful too!
Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:12 PM
I'm going for a mammogram and bone density scan to a clinic in Cancun that Mary Neumann, a retired nurse and full-timer here on the island highly recommended. I don't know how much English is spoken however. I'll let you know as I'm planning to cross over for that at the end of June.
Contact info and they respond to emails is: . http://www.gynediagnostico.com/ email for appt. email@example.com
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:51 AM
Saz, Carey is right, The "she" I referred to is Dr. Amanda. Like I said, I had been very happy with her up until she tried to rush me to the hospital. Not sure about her English as we only spoke in Spanish.
I recall that Nauticab had spoken very highly of her OBGYN, Dr. Rechy here on the island. I have not gone to him yet but I believe I will the next time I need an appointment. I believe there is also a gyno in Costamed. These are options if you are not able to make the trek to Cancun for the doctor Carey speaks of.
I believe you asked about costs... basic appointments should be around 300 or 400 pesos. (I know some places like Costamed give a discount if you are living here)
Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:28 AM
1. My ex went to a Monarch Dental clinic for a routine cleaning. They told her she had three cavities... I asked her if she’d stopped brushing and that’s why her breath could choke a mule. I also asked when her appointment was to get fillings, she said in 30 days. I told her to go somewhere else because in 30 days those teeth would be falling out. The 2nd dentist told her she didn’t have any cavities...
2. I have a slightly high bilirubin count which was discovered by accident when I applied for a life insurance policy and they tested my blood. So I had to undergo extensive testing to see if there were any medical issues: an endoscopy, a liver biopsy and an MRCP (and it occurred in that order). At the end of the process, it occurred to me that the MRCP should have been performed 1st as it was the least intrusive / risky procedure.
Bottom line is – you need to find a doctor you can trust, because there’s a lot of scamming SOBs out there that only want to put that new Corvette in the driveway for juniors 16th birthday present. And when in doubt, always get a 2nd opinion.
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