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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 07:21 PM
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17. my mother had abdominal pain...
the dr told her it was just fat..she said that she could definitely feel a lump...she was sent home. 8 months later,they pulled a 9lb cyst out of her..
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  -Is there sexism in America's medical system? RandySF  Apr-23-10 06:08 PM   #0 
  - is the Pope Catholic? Does a bear... nt  LaydeeBug   Apr-23-10 06:12 PM   #1 
  - Generally, men are more reluctant to go see a doctor. Therefore, when  cutlassmama   Apr-23-10 06:13 PM   #2 
  - There's sexism in every American system.  BlooInBloo   Apr-23-10 06:14 PM   #3 
  - Including Marriage.  RC   Apr-23-10 06:17 PM   #5 
  - There is blatant sexism all through the system, at every single level  Warpy   Apr-23-10 06:16 PM   #4 
  - CORRECT  Skittles   Apr-23-10 06:22 PM   #8 
  - My two experiences and I am male.  county worker   Apr-23-10 06:20 PM   #6 
  - Bwah ha ha ha OMG YES freaking YES rop  LiberalLoner   Apr-23-10 06:21 PM   #7 
  - There is sexism everywhere. Even unintentional sexism.  Shell Beau   Apr-23-10 06:32 PM   #9 
  - I was told I was "depressed"-2 yr later,I'm having brain surgery  w8liftinglady   Apr-23-10 06:57 PM   #10 
  - In a word...YES.  BrklynLiberal   Apr-23-10 07:01 PM   #11 
  - It isn't just sexism. It's racism, heterosexism, etc.  SocialistLez   Apr-23-10 07:01 PM   #12 
  - Of course there is BUT it could also be luck with a decent doctor. BOth happen.  uppityperson   Apr-23-10 07:08 PM   #13 
  - Amen.  tavalon   Apr-23-10 07:15 PM   #15 
  - Women are and always have been treated poorly by the medical establishment  tavalon   Apr-23-10 07:13 PM   #14 
  - Perhaps, but it's nothing for them to worry their pretty little heads over n/t  DefenseLawyer   Apr-23-10 07:17 PM   #16 
  - my mother had abdominal pain...  HipChick   Apr-23-10 07:21 PM   #17 
  - Sounds familiar  spinbaby   Apr-23-10 07:41 PM   #20 
  - Absolutely! nt  laughingliberal   Apr-23-10 07:22 PM   #18 
  - This is going to sound like a joke....  Jeff In Milwaukee   Apr-23-10 07:23 PM   #19 
  - Yep. Women with problems are often dismissed as "hysterical", according to my mom.  Odin2005   Apr-23-10 09:26 PM   #21 
  - Breast cancert drugs are not usually tested on women  AwakeAtLast   Apr-23-10 10:50 PM   #22 
  - Oh my god, you have no idea.  LeftyMom   Apr-23-10 11:00 PM   #23 
  - Absolutely.  Kitty Herder   Apr-23-10 11:27 PM   #24 
  - Yes, esp. with undertreated and untreated disorders common to women.  Manifestor_of_Light   Apr-24-10 04:10 AM   #25 
  - I got a four count horror story for you.  Manifestor_of_Light   Apr-24-10 04:18 AM   #26 

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