Should I find a new gynecologist?
I met with a new gynecologist to discuss options to treat uterine fibroids. I recently found out that I had the fibroids and I wondered if they might be the cause of my very painful and heavy periods the past two years.
I basically have two days of very heavy bleeding and pain that can only be alleviated by Vicodin. I had Vicodin for something else once and this is how I know it’s the only thing that will help. Tylenol does not work for this pain.
He told me that many women would love to have only two days of heavy bleeding. He gave me a prescription for something that would lighten my period, but unfortunately my insurance doesn’t cover it and it’s too expensive. So I’m basically S.O.L. He also said my fibroids aren’t that large to treat at this moment.
His comment about other women felt dismissive. The entire experience felt that way to me, as if he didn’t believe my pain was that bad and maybe I was exaggerating.
Would you find another gynecologist if this happened to you? Do I really not have it that bad with my periods? That’s something else he told me. Many women don’t discuss their periods with others, so they don’t know what’s common. wth?
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