Looking back at my follow up for pain at 2 weeks, it was pretty ridiculous. Doctor had me come in during lunch when they were closed, he knew I could barely walk after speaking to me on the phone, probably didn’t want other patients to see me limping around.
Asked me to lay on the table, didn’t really even touch, no exam, on my back balls had pretty much fallen in between my legs, no way in hell he would have known anything, said yup no infection you’re good, if you had a infection the skin would be a different colour and your scrotum wouldn’t be baggy like this while he pinched and pulled my ball sack so fucking hard I nearly jumped off the table, said it would look like a bulb if there were a issue. My wife piped in and said umm, sorry to say his balls are very swollen even if they aren’t infected. He actually asked my wife how she would know that, my wife and I kind of looked at each other in disbelief totally puzzled.
I didn’t know I was there for him to just do a quick visual and confirm no infection, I told him my testicles were swollen and sore on the phone, I wasn’t Talking infection.
I got up from the table, he said you’re only two weeks in, that’s nothing, it’s common to feel like this for 3 months, you’re only a small way on your healing journey. Take double the ibuprofen I gave you and lay down for as long as you can, take hot baths. I was kinda puzzled as his web site states 3 days and back in business but couldn’t even be bothered at this point.
I got a really sketchy vibe from him, rushed me out, patted me on the back. I left and knew I would never speak to him again.
I would imagine if you give the impression that there is no way that you can help someone and act like a complete a hole, people won’t come back to you, they’ll go somewhere else that will take them seriously, this is what I did. I mean I’m not going to go back and argue with the guy, on top of that he hurt me pretty badly, good way to get people out of your hair, not to mention, you never have to admit that there was a issue with one of your patients.
Next day went to my regular gp, he confirms swollen epididymis.