Why are people afraid to ask their doctor questions?
Topic: Worst case scenarios questions
June 25, 2019 / By Clemmie Question:
Okay ladies. Explain something to me. How is it that someone can walk out of the doctors office and have no idea why they're taking a medication or what their condition is? It's one thing to come on here and ask for other people's experience or opinions. But when I see questions like "Why am I taking glucophage? or "What day am I supposed to start Clomid?" My goodness. How can you walk out of your doctor's office without knowing that. Yikes. Worst case scenario... call the doctor or nurse back and get an explanation for your specific case. So I guess my question is...are women afraid to ask questions or are doctors just really bad at communicating?? Have you guys ever taken a medication and had no understanding of why you were taking it? Scary.
Excellent points everyone. Thanks for your feedback. I completely agree that this forum is a great place to get support and help. We all go to the doctor and then come home and realize we forgot to ask something. My concern was that people were doing things blindly without at least having a basic understanding of what they were being treated for.
And Illyana's mom, I agree! Men do have short attention spans and therefore are genetically exempt from my question :)) LOL.
Best Answers: Why are people afraid to ask their doctor questions?
Anani | 3 days ago
Some women figure that 'it's a doctor,they know everything'...But they can't help you if they don't know everything that is going on with you.
Also,alot of doctors tend to be 'rushy'..meaning that they act like they've only got so much time and they've got so many other patients to tend to.
I think another problem is that when you get in the office,you forget half the questions you had going in.
It's important to know your body and whats normal or not so when you get in there,you have a clear idea of what needs to be discussed.
It's also alot of medical 'blah-blah' to alot of women..they don't understand all the terms and get totally lost.
If you think that you might have this or that (disorder,condition etc..) I think you should read about it (or google,yahoo answers it:) and know as much as you can to be able to say to your doctor that "I've got this or that symptom and I think it could be this..what do you think?"
Going to the doctors is a annoying but important part of living healthy and people should really pay attention to that.
As for taking a medication and having no idea what it is or what it's for...I always read the side affects and I don't leave the doctors without understanding what it does for me.
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I agree with the when should I take my medication or why am I taking this.
I think though a lot of women just get overwhelmed when they are at their dr.'s office and forget to ask all the right questions.
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Long term medications are the same and whilst they are gen rally explained most of what is said goes in one ear and out of the other.
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