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Doctor Evaluations not reliable

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by TrustIt, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. TrustIt

    TrustIt New Member

    I realize there needs to be disclaimers when discussing "cures" and such, but here is my question. How can we find a doctor we can trust these days? They can be either incorrect in the diagnoses, or convince us with Xrays and test results that we have some disease or abnormality. Getting checked out by a doctor first isn't at all satisfying or convincing to me as to what may actually be going on.
  2. Benjiro

    Benjiro Peer Supporter

    Well, part of the logic I think is to eliminate all doubt. You never know, and there are exceptions to every rule. Something could be hiding on an MRI that is beyond dispute, granted that doctors often falsely correlate symptoms with normal structural abnormalities.

    Personally I am disinclined to get checked out, but I’m also in my mid-20s and the probability of me having a serious structural problem is not great. I think modern medicine is quite good at dealing with the really serious stuff. It’s the chronic nagging stuff that make up the majority of health problems where effectiveness is unsatisfactory.
  3. TrustIt

    TrustIt New Member

    i don't have as much confidence in "modern medicine" as you do. it deals with trauma/accidents and some diagnostics well, but not "the really serious stuff" in my opinion. I have just seen so many errors, and so much suffering because of it. I don't trust it.
  4. Benjiro

    Benjiro Peer Supporter

    My uncle’s triple bypass heart surgery comes to mind. But for the chronic stuff and certainly any health problem I ever had, I agree with you completely.
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  5. mbo

    mbo Peer Supporter

    you feel bad, you go to the doctor and explain she/he your scary symptoms. The doctor doesn't know about the «TMS fenomenon» neither in the existence of «fake illnesses» created by our brain. The doctor orders CT, MRI, .... and correlates images, probably «normal anormalities», with symptoms, probably «fake», .... and the «ceremony of confusion» begins!
    A very common situation.
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