How to get blood test results without seeing Dr?
March 5, 2014 9:40 PM Subscribe
I had what I thought was going to be a simple appointment with a doctor. She ended up being rude. I did get the blood tests that I wanted but I don't want to see her again. How do I get those results anyway?
posted by grablife365 to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
After talking with a new doctor last year about period pain, I was prescribed the NuvaRing. I had it in for a month and stopped after it did not help/made other things worse. I thought to let my cycle figure itself out but it has gone from 30/31 days to 24/25 and my period lasting 1 day last month. Immediate changes after I stopped it. Because of new insurance I cannot go back to this previous doctor even as cash paying. I made an appointment and saw a new doctor and I do not think it will work out.
This doctor rolled her eyes at my use of a midwife for my son's birth, an acupuncturist for pain because the various birth control pills have not worked. She tells me I don't have Endometriosis because pregnancy and hormones would have cured me and she was physically rougher than I can tolerate during the exam. Among other things, she insisted that the NuvaRing did nothing to me and that I'm stressed or must be pregnant. Definitely not pregnant but she didn't seem to believe that nor is she counting the changes since last year. She is insisting on surgery down to wanting to start prep on Friday. I am not ready for that. I felt bullied and was in tears.
I did get my hormones tested which is all I wanted besides an opinion but I don't want to see her. The results will be ready in two days but she's expecting to do ultrasounds and a probe. I only want to know where my hormones stand. Is there a way to get these results without going to see her and be pushed into something? I'm assuming they won't give me the run down by phone.