It’s rather saddening that too many women how it feels to be dismissed by a male doctor, even though your condition is not suitable to be treated at home. Heart disease misdiagnosed as anxiety, an autoimmune disorder misdiagnosed as depression – you name it.
A study conducted by the Academic Emergency Medicine found that women who went to the ER had to wait for 33 percent longer than men with the same symptoms.
Following a horrifying experience she had in the ER herself, one woman decided to take it to the subreddit r/TwoXChromosomes and share her story about how her male doctor completely dismissed her and was very reluctant to do relevant tests – even though she pushed to be tested.
u/anon2217’s story prompted many women to share their own horrifying stories with male doctors in the ER:
Source: Bored Panda