May 262014

MOSWNoOtherText“You are not going to be able to have children if you can’t make it through an exam, you know.”

- Gyn to woman.

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 May 26, 2014  Cervical exam, Gyn 27 Responses »
Apr 152014

MOSWNoOtherText“You were told to take off all your clothes! Take off your socks RIGHT NOW!”

- Gyn to young woman there for her first pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 33 Responses »
Apr 152014

MOSWNoOtherText“No, don’t be silly. You’re not a baby and your mother can’t come back here. You don’t need her.”

- OB/Gyn to 14 year old being seen for a GYN problem who asked if her mother could be brought into the room to support her during a pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 74 Responses »
Mar 142014

MOSWNoOtherText“I have never, ever had a patient report pain after that procedure and I do them all the time. The only way you could be in pain right now is if you were having an allergic reaction.”

- OB/Gyn over the phone to a patient that had had her cervix cauterized the day before.

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 March 14, 2014  Gyn 21 Responses »
Feb 092014

MOSWNoOtherText“You did have a period, it was just internal. All the blood got trapped in the cyst.”

- Gyn to young woman who had an ovarian cyst, had missed a period, and wasn’t pregnant.

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 February 9, 2014  Gyn 41 Responses »
Jan 302014

ThoughtfulThursday“We’ll take good care of you.”

- GYN stopping to talk to woman in severe pain in the hallway.

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 January 30, 2014  Gyn, Thoughtful Thursdays 5 Responses »
Jan 242014

Breastfeeding“It’s dangerous to not have a period every month. It can cause endometrial cancer…oh well, it’s probably because you’re breastfeeding anyway.”

– OBGYN at annual exam to mother who was 5 months postpartum. The doctor spent a large amount of time trying to convince the mother to go on birth control pills to force her body to menstruate.

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Dec 182013

MOSWNoOtherText“Okay, I’ll let you slide this time, but if you keep refusing exams, I won’t be able to prescribe you birth control. If I want to do a pap next year and you refuse, I can’t keep giving you birth control.”

- Gyn to a 17 year old young woman getting birth control for the first time, after she refused a “routine” breast exam. 

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 December 18, 2013  Age, birth control, Gyn 16 Responses »
Dec 122013

ThoughtfulThursdayGyn: “I don’t mean to be rude, but are you sexually active at the moment?”

Woman being seen for unexplained pelvic pain: “No.”

Gyn: “Have you ever been sexually active before?”

Mother: “No.”

Gyn: “Okay, no worries – I’ll ask the nurse to bring us the smallest speculum we have to examine you. I don’t want you to be uncomfortable, especially as this is your first exam.”

The smallest speculum could not be found, and the gyn then said…

Gyn: “That’s not a problem – we don’t have to use a speculum today for the exam. Let’s just make sure that you’re comfortable today and if we need to do a further exam, that can be on a later date – whenever’s best for you.”

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 December 12, 2013  Gyn, Thoughtful Thursdays 10 Responses »
Oct 102013

ThoughtfulThursdayOB/Gyn at yearly exam: “Any birth control?”

Mother: “No, we use NFP.”

OB/Gyn: “And that works for you?”

Mother: “Yes, we have used it for a while now.”

OB/Gyn: “Great! Sounds like a good plan.”

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