Because No News Is Good News


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I don't think there's a

I don't think there's a sensitivity requirement for any of the medical professions. We're just lucky they've agreed to have anything to do with us regular human beings in the first place.

Posted by XUP (not verified) on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 07:31
at least you were told your

at least you were told your results verbally!

i had to practically beg to get std testing and then no one called with the results. apparently, i am supposed to assume that no call means all tests came back negative


what's ferritin? is that related to iron levels? or vitamin B?

Posted by mary (not verified) on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 09:17
mostly, they're great

I should re-iterate that in general, my practice is great. All the doctors and nurses I've seen have been kind and personable, and even though I had to point out to them that I was queer, they didn't care once they knew.

Yeah, it's the norm to not get results. Generally, if you haven't heard by two weeks, you're clear. I give it three, but just because that's the way I roll.

I only found out about the STIs because of the ferritin (yes, iron stores). If it had been normal, they wouldn't have called and I would have waited three weeks and been all like, "Wicked."

Posted by megan on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 10:36