To get a second opinion?

(10 Posts)
eggsnmarmite Thu 27-Oct-16 10:46:56

Took my 11 week old to GP because he had a bony lump protruding out of the base of his thumb. The GPS we saw said it was a 'bony growth' and just said to keep an eye on it. Never met this GP before - he was obese, wheezing, missing allot of his teeth - He didn't look like he took his own health seriously and that didn't fill me with confidence nor did the lack of explanation or information. Google docs "bony growth" and "infant" and nothing comes up. Seems to be something middle aged people suffer from. Confused and worried. Am I being over-anxious or should I go back? Is it wrong that seeing such an unhealthy doctor makes me trust his opinion less?!

eggsnmarmite Thu 27-Oct-16 10:47:31

has

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Thu 27-Oct-16 10:50:05

Really?? How judgey

Ask your health visitor instead

PurpleDaisies Thu 27-Oct-16 10:52:24

Never met this GP before - he was obese, wheezing, missing allot of his teeth - He didn't look like he took his own health seriously and that didn't fill me with confidence nor did the lack of explanation or information.

That's right-they let obese doctors graduate without knowing any medicine...hmm

If you're not satisfied with the explanation by all means see someone else but your judgy post is pretty horrible.

Sirzy Thu 27-Oct-16 11:00:46

As others have said why the need to comment on the GPs appearance?

Talk to your hv, see what happens as he gets older and take it from there

Helspopje Thu 27-Oct-16 11:05:23

I don't think the GPs appearance so relevant

If you are concerned (and, tbf I would be), make another gp appointment with someone you know. In my surgery, the gp that does baby clinic is the one more into paediatric stuff

StillMaidOfStars Thu 27-Oct-16 11:10:34

Doctors are not moral guardians - they do not have to practice what they preach. YABVU to ignore him on the basis of how he looks.

I have bony growths. Had them since I was a child. One on the palm side of my 3rd finger knuckle. One on the inside of my left elbow.

Try Googling bone spur.

RavioliOnToast Thu 27-Oct-16 11:12:07

My DD was taken to the gp for a growth (bony) in her foot. Gp thought it was a bunion, consultant said it happens sometimes in kids when the cartilage gets pushed out slightly due to how soft the bone is. DDs has righted itself on its own.

Agree your post about the doctor was horrible and entirely irrelevant.

NoIsAnAnswer Thu 27-Oct-16 11:25:35

Yabu

We understand you're looking after a baby who is very precious to you and can understand that you may be concerned.

But you can speak about people like that.

If you felt that strongly you should have said to him that you wanted a second opinion.

Speak to your hv when you take your baby for a weigh/check up

eggsnmarmite Thu 27-Oct-16 11:28:17

I feel really ashamed for thinking/writing that about the GP now.

I'm wary of Drs as many years ago one misdiagnosed my daughter and she could of becumenical seriously ill and would of had a life-long, life-changing injury had I not gone over his head. I've also had hardly any sleep - reasons not excuses though. I feel really awful now.

Thanks so much for the info about bone spurs and cartridge being pushed out and that you were kind enough to give it when I sounded like a thoroughly awful person sad

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