So discouraged after bragging about my new Internist
I have been conversing with a few wonderful members of this group, and was ecstatic about a new-to-me PCP, an Internist. After nearly 5 yrs with no diagnosis for sudden onset iron deficiency anemia (started early 2018), and being continuously ill all this time, I FINALLY found a doctor recently that I pinned all my hopes on. But now I feel gutted once again. This new PCP knows my history. She ordered my very first stool specimen (how has 5 yrs gone by without this test?!). So, I had follow up appt today, and high on the list was stool specimen results. She said it was "normal". I was shocked considering my nonstop black, tarry, stools for 6+ mos coupled with constant drop in iron and HGB. But okay. The floor fell out for me when I asked if any blood was found? Her response, "I didn't test for blood". For Pete's sake!! She has seen photos with obvious blood in stool, not to mention constantly dropping iron/hgb. What?! I'm sickened and feel an inexplicable loss of hope. It's been a nightmare to this point, and I was over the moon to think I had finally found a great match with doctor after years of botched Healthcare. I feel hopeless.