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Old October 22nd, 2016, 02:31 PM   #1
NZPerson
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Default suggestion to bad diagnosing conditions on VT.

I feel as if it would be in this communitys best intrests, especially in the puberty and vt general hospital threads to ban diagnosing of conditions. This potentialy leads to self treatment, ignorance and neglegience of ones physical health.

There has been a few threads recently where individuals are not sure if what they have could be a UTI or STI, depending on what specifically is wrong either of these things being misdiagnosed or treated either at home or incorectely could be very harmful if not fatal. It is fact that a untreated UTI will spread to the kidneys, and once it gets to thats point which is only after around two weeks, it becomes a challange to treat rather than the breeze of having to take a course of broad spectrum antibiotics.
People asking these questions should see a doctor and be encorouged to do so rather than having the preconcived notion of having a paticular condition and starting uneffical treatment for it.

However being informed is also an important part of giving true medical consent, as such statments like "it could be..." as aposed to "its likely..." and such could mean the diffence between a scared person and informed person.

This simple change in wording could be the diffrence for somone who is at the point where they have tunnel visioned themselves and think they dont need to seek propper diagnosis. Hope is a wonderful thing, maybe the best of things and i feel giving somone the option will encorouge them to get specific diagnosis.

ASIDE FROM ALL THIS, we teenagers are not doctors.
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