What to Say to Your Doctor if You’re Not Being Heard

It’s all too com­mon for doc­tors to blow off wom­en’s com­plaints, or to blame every­thing a fat per­son of any gen­der reports as being due to their size. If you think a doc­tor isn’t lis­ten­ing to you, here are some tips as to what you can say in response.

I know of one excel­lent tech­nique that isn’t includ­ed in the arti­cle. If your doc­tor refus­es to order a test or treat­ment that you believe to be impor­tant, say, “I want it record­ed in my record that you refused to order X test (or treat­ment).” Many doc­tors will change their minds if their refusal to treat you is going in your records.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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