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So you have self diagnosed a grade 3 yet someone who spent 10+ years training says grade 1.It doesn’t sound as though you should continue with this urologist.Ask for a 2nd opinion but I wouldnt be too hasty as throwing terms like incompetence around untill you have it confirmed at least that the diagnosis/grading he/she has suggested is incorrect - even then there may be some opinion based thinking involved
The key thing here is that the urologist did not insist on performing any objective tests to verify his claims or give any advice as to how proceed. It was the patient who had to insist on a second opinion. How many people can we collectively name (including ourselves that have been told something by a medical professional that turned out to be well, rubbish? We can hopefully agree that this male issue has different grades as confirmed by the urologist in question ( & worldwide). Why would the urologist only consider taking things further on a grade 3, Has grades 1/2 been shown to not cause any damage?Incompetent, yes. My scan clearly shows something is wrong. The urologist tells me I just have sensitive testicles. So the scan which shows my valves aren't operating correcting on the same side as my painful balls is just pure coincidence? I've mentioned a few times how he didn't have any answer to this but to pass me on to someone else. Reminds me of when a doctor diagnosed my knee from touching it and said all is well. 2nd opinion and an MRI said differently. Or the one who mentioned that whey protein powder can increase my chance of cancer.So yes, you'll probably find the word incompetence a lot with medical 'professionals' I've experienced.
A week to hear back what's happening is nothing at any time, especially just now. I think you just need to be patient for a bit longer. It does seem that your GP supports you and I really hope that you get the satisfactory outcome correct for the problem.
I understand not everyone will know much about this issue so it can be convoluted about different testing methods etc especially as a faceless internet user speaking out against a medical professional but if you knew how many people deal with this incompetence for a misunderstood issue it'd be much clearer.Depending on when they studied, the science for variocele's changed from "it's just achy balls!, no treatment needed" to "hold up, studies show this actually has an impact on bodily functions" Unfortunately, most get the former urologist. I'll let this thread rest and hopefully can get that 2nd opinion and update.
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