I’m never going to see a male gyn.
I went to a male gyn once and only once.
Ugh I am so grossed out now. (TW: disturbing discussion of male doctors being inappropriate with women patients.)
When I was 18 I went for a mammogram because of my extreme uneven breasts and instead of my normal lady doctor conducting the tests, they brought in a male “specialist” to do my tests. I was extremely uncomfortable with this but I was told to comply by the nurse and my normal GP. When I took off the paper gown, he grimaced but kept his hands on me longer than necessary and had one of the other nurses hold my legs down for no reason!
When he was done he washed his hands, turned back to me and said, and I quote because I will never forget this, “You’re fat. Lose weight and maybe the problem will go away.”
I felt so violated.
I was shocked and saddened because not only did my great grandmother die of breast cancer, not only did my grandmother develop tumors in her breasts at age 50 but my mother also developed a tumor when she was only 26!! This is much more dangerous than my doctors care for! I had uneven breasts as a baby, as a child! This is something that runs rampant in my family for generations but because of my fatness, my “unattractiveness” I am denied help.
I hate going to see a doctor or to the hospital. I hate it.