Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tikgnat, Jan 29, 2008.
Wow, that had to be a blind doctor not to notice that to begin with...
EVERY time I went to the doctor when I was a kid, they used the scope to look up your nose, look in your eyes, and look in your ears. The whole family must be ******ed. The parents thought he might have crammed something in his ear, but listened to the idiot doctors when they said it was earwax and he'd grow out of it?
Talk about the blind leading the...er... deaf.
I'm happy for the kid! Now one of the doctors should but a bud in their ears and figure out at how they can make such a fuck up.
That thing looked really gross when it finally came out.
Wow, doctors sure are morons. They overlook things all the time. It happened to me, too.
That waxy cotton bud is so disgusting. Maybe they should slip into the doctor's food or something x3
When I broke my knuckles in my left hand, I went to hospital and all they did after the x-ray was tape my fingers together and sent me home. I thought it was odd but hey they are the "experts" so when I went for a check up 2 weeks later a nurse asked where was my cast.
Yay for the NHS.
Yes, they're the "experts", but when something doesn't seem right(and you know it doesn't seem right), it's your responsibility to complain, otherwise doctors will keep slipping up if there's no reason for anyone to keep them in check.
And you would have thought that in 10 years he would have had at least one ear infection and someone would have said "I can't see your ear drum, there is some shit in your ear."
I did ask, is that all that is needed and the reply was strangely yes. I was perplexed to be honest.
I meant ask a different doctor.
I don't even understand were talking about.
That thing looks gross! It is a shame the boy has been struggling at school for years just because of a couple of doctors not doing their job right.
Do you post only to boost your post count?
That doctor should be punched in the groin. Male or female.
Just kidding, but wouldn't any doctor do an ear exam and go, "Whoops! There's something in your ear!" Or did he ever go to a magic show or something?
Just curious--was your initial treatment at the ER?
There's a bunch of fantastic posts in here about how the doctors, but your's just leaps out at me as being particularly ridiculous.
Let's break it down, shall we?
Really? 'Cause I was under the impression that for the most part, they did a pretty difficult job very well. Or is there another explanation for why people keep going to them?
I understand that typing on the internet can be exciting, and sometimes you get carried away and post things like this that just aren't true. But wait! This time, apparently you have proof:
Oh, well, then in it that case, it must happen all the time.
So what do you do for a living? And if someone who works in that field drops the ball, does that make all the individuals in the field "morons?"
Besides, you don't even have all the facts of the case. What kind of medical care did the father pursue for his son? Where exactly was the cotton positioned--it's not easy to visualize the entire middle ear, even with an otoscope. Does the boy have unusual anatomy that made diagnosis difficult? These are all relevant factors.
EDIT: I'm not saying the ball wasn't dropped here, or that doctors never make mistakes. Not at all. But the bottom line is that a blanket indictment of medical professionals based on a single article that provides limited background information is asinine.
It'd be great if my ear trouble had a happy ending like that. I can't hear well out of my left ear, and first noticed it about 10 years ago. It does help when things are loud and I can't sleep; I just make sure I lay on my right side with my left ear up.
I LOL'd at that comment
A Q-tip broke off inside his ear and wouldn't come out, making the boy deaf. It popped out 9 years later and he got his hearing back,what's not to understand?
He was posting for the sake of posting.
Well all the more reason why people shouldn't be using Q-tips, at least it finished off with a happy ending. I had a similar experience where I was nearly deaf (build up of wax, I've got a problem with that) and the doctor had to use the alligator teeth, it bloody hurt and she managed to accidentally scratch my inner left ear (I eventually got the wax out with the water syringe technique).
However I don't think my left ear's healed yet, I sometimes get twinges of pain in there. I'll probably have to go up and get it checked out at some point.
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