Aa
A
A
A
Close
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Community
98 Members
Avatar universal

How to get the doctor to take me seriously?

So to cut a long story short my mum has HS which is medically confirmed.  I suspect I have had it for a few years now but its never been bothersome to the point where I have gone to the doctors about it or anything like that, or when it has been really bad by the time I get an appointment the flair up has passed so there is no point in going. Last year I ended up in out of hours with a particularly bad flair, told them what I suspected and the doctor told me it almost 100% was HS and I should see my regular GP for a dermatology referral but when I went to the GP she said that it could be HS or it could not be but either way she didn't think I needed a referral at this stage. Now I get her point in a way, I am a medical professional myself so totally understand that she had never seen me specifically for this at the time so didn't think it was an ongoing thing or something I was really bothered about at this stage but now she wont take me seriously at all. I also have symptoms of an underactive thyroid which I know may or may not be related to the HS but she keeps totally fobbing me off and not just with this either, it took me over a year to get a simple blood test for something totally unrelated that I knew I had because I lived with someone who had it and had the exact same symptoms - when I eventually got the blood test it turned out I was right! She was never like this before I went to her with the HS. I cant change surgeries because my partner has complex mental health issues and is really trusting of the doctor he sees at the practice, I doubt he would see anyone else
0 Responses
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions