I went to a UPMC Hospital in N.PGH.
I had an Endoscopy done, I already knew I had a hiatal hernia, and was sick and having the pain to prove it for quite a while. After the procedure my husband and I waited for the M.D. she finally came to talk to us. She explained the old stand-by GERD and irritation BLA, BLA, BLA, I've heard it all before.
But I know this time it was different more severe. My husband asked her if I had a hiatal hernia? She said,"Oh yes a medium one." I had been told somtime earlier when a colleague of hers had done a scope on me that I had a Sliding Hiatal Hernia. My husband is in the medical field, He then asked her are hiatal hernia's painful?
She said with certainty, "No they are not." This is proven untrue on many web-sites the pain I am experiencing is what is described on each site. Then my husband asked then why is my wife having this type of pain under her left rib to the back, fullness and a hard time swallowing and breathing? She said, "MAYBE YOUR WIFE IS JUST SESITIVE TO PAIN." She then said, she didn't even know I had seen her colleague. And that maybe I should be put on an SSRI medication for pain.
HELLO! I'm already on one! See I have A.nxiety, PTSD,and Depression. Probably from being abused for many years ealier in my life.
So going in I already had 3 strikes against me because I am being treated for these conditions! I do not care what anyone tells me M.D.'s treat those differently who may have mental isues!!!! So I left there just as sick as when I came oh she did say she would have the pathology reports from the biopsies in 7 to 10 days. I won't hold my breath.
Then the same day someone in the medical field tells me that a women went to a M.D. to get a scope. She was told she did not have a hernia, she did not eat for sometime. Finally another M.D.
tells her she has a stangulated hiatal hernia and he had to operate.
COME ON WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Oh and this procedure will cost me a co-pay of close to $200.00.
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