Top 10 Illnesses Your Doctor Lies To You About

Do you suspect that your doctor hasn’t told you all that he is supposed to tell? Still in doubt whether or not you should follow all the instructions? It just may be that your doctor is lying to you.

Lies of Doctors

Check out top illness that they can lie about:

10. Heart attacks and angioplasty

There is a serious disconnect between what doctors know and what patients understand, when it comes to angioplasty. Many times it has been advised by the doctors on patients insistence. About 60% of people who undergo this surgery didn’t even suffer the kind of pain that angioplasty would likely remedy. Scientific evidence suggests that angioplasty only reduces angina (cardiac-linked chest pain) in stable heart patients – people whose condition has not changed recently and who are not experiencing a heart attack. The procedure does not reduce the risk of heart attack or death for these patients. Yet, many heart patients harbor the misguided (by doctors or other similar patients) notion that angioplasty, a common procedure to open clogged arteries, will also cut their risk of heart attacks and death.

9. Pain and Placebo injections

The word placebo itself reveals that it is being used to misguide. Doctors will sometimes lie to you that your severe headaches will only be cured by some placebo injection. (Doctors actually suspect that your problem is only psychological). It is a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient. Sometimes patients given a placebo treatment will have a perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition, a phenomenon commonly called the placebo effect.

8. Cataract

Cataract surgeries have become so commons nowadays. No one really waits for a second opinion for another doctor. If a doctor advises a surgery to a patient for cataract, it is immediately taken to action without checking if there is a real need for it. For doctors, it is easy money. For patients, it is no big deal. Everyone has to undergo this one surgery is what they feel.

7. Appendicitis

Appendicitis is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed problems that occur in emergency rooms. Since the symptoms associated with appendicitis are not easy to identify and can coincide with numerous other conditions, it is difficult for physicians to diagnose appendicitis. And because of the risk involved, many times it has happened that the organ has been removed on doctor’s advice, when the problem was due to some other reason. Ask your doctor to consider other potential conditions before performing an appendectomy.

6. Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is acute swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the tonsils. Tonsillitis is caused by a bacterial infection or a viral infection. Misdiagnosing tonsillitis is possible because the symptoms of tonsillitis can mimic other diseases, such as influenza, cold. So, before you decide to get operated for it, take a second opinion. You might save your body from losing a part.

5. Knee arthritis

Seen mostly in the older generation. But in most of the cases, it is not as severe as doctors picture it to be. They might tell you that you will have to carry this stick for your lifetime as support. And the next thing you will know from them is you can have your knee replacement done. Know that this is just a money-making strategy. If you make up your mind, you can as well run without your stick. A regular exercise is a must.

4. Thyroid

A diagnosis of a thyroid disorder may be delayed or missed because some symptoms, such as nervousness, irritability, fatigue, weight gain, muscle aches, and weakness can be ambiguous or mild. These symptoms can be easily attributed to other conditions, such as excessive coffee drinking, aging, stress, excessive exercise, lack of exercise, cold weather, or the side effects of medications. The doctor may not lie, but may not tell you the complete truth as he is not sure that you have thyroid or not.

3. The lump is actually nothing?? Wait!!

Well, the moment you hear words such as lump, patch on the X-Ray, or a mole, do not think of letting them be. They can be the code word for cancer and might turn out something larger. Ask your doctor to get it checked even if he is sure of it being nothing to worry about. If need be, change your doctor.

2. STD

STD stands for sexually transmitted diseases. A physician may lie to you about having or not having the diseases just to avoid interpersonal or intra-psychic conflicts or difficult topics (eg, talking openly about disability or death). Or if incapable of making the right conclusion, they might just ask you to refer to another doctor. Do not delay the visit to another doctor in such a case as it is not the question of just your life. It can affect many lives.

1. Molestation

Not really a disease, but unfortunately doctors have been found to lie more often to the victim. They just do not want to fall into the Police affairs. Not only they give the wrong information to the victim and their family, but also try to avoid giving the right treatment to them. We can change the situation, and save lives, if doctors start believing in being selfless in such cases.


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