Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
What did the biopsy show?
What do you mean when you say what are your rights? Are you interested in legal action?
Or do you just want them to put in a long term cath?
Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?
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Thank you for that additional information.
One of the reasons they are probably not wanting to put in a long term catheter is because you would have a significant chance of becoming dependent on it for a long time, maybe forever.
By letting your bladder fill up to 500 cc prior to draining your bladder they are stimulating to contract and start working on its own. In many cases, while I do understand this is not fun (a true understatement if there ever was one ;) it is the best way to get your bladder back online.
Of course you can request another physician at anytime. But it is unlikely that you will be able to "make" your current doctor do anything she doesn't feel is medically indicated.
Does this make sense to you?
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Dr. Rick MD FACS
I hope the biopsy results come back good and you feel better soon.