Women Share Stories How Male ER Doctors Dismissed Their Alarming Symptoms

Women Share Stories How Male ER Doctors Dismissed Their Alarming Symptoms

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

 
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