Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro Exam?

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Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro Exam?

Postby CuriousRobot » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:15 pm

Happened only once. Very weird. Had the idea in the back of my mind of what the Nazis did to the Jews in order to quell any insubordination during their extermination and felt it was not dissimilar. This was with a testy neurologist whom did not believe CCSVI actually benefited MS patients. Also, neurologist was condescending throughout examination.
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby munchkin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:18 pm

That must have been extremely uncomfortable. I've never been asked that, have gotten the attitude though.

Do you have to see this neuro again?
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby CuriousRobot » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:20 pm

munchkin wrote:That must have been extremely uncomfortable. I've never been asked that, have gotten the attitude though.

Do you have to see this neuro again?


No, I do not. Thankfully, it was only for a second opinion. It's alarming, though, considering he heads a very large clinic.
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby munchkin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:38 pm

It is so frustrating that there is this attitude among the neuro's. Depending on the individual situation they can have a fair bit of control over disability benefits, prescriptions, and such.

Thankfully this is not a Dr that you must deal with all the time. Is your regular neuro decent? Is it possible to mention this to your other Dr or does that just make things worse?
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby Boreas » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:19 am

Know what you mean and yes! some neurologists can be a real pain in the ass sometimes - but don't you think your Nazi-Jew-Neurologist analogy might be a wee bit disproportionate?
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby scorpion » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:37 am

CuriousRobot wrote:Happened only once. Very weird. Had the idea in the back of my mind of what the Nazis did to the Jews in order to quell any insubordination during their extermination and felt it was not dissimilar. This was with a testy neurologist whom did not believe CCSVI actually benefited MS patients. Also, neurologist was condescending throughout examination.


The Nazis did to the Jews??? Anyway ...I think any time a doctor asks their patients to remove clothing it makes us feel that we are in a vulnerable and possibly, depending on how you feel about your body, a humiliating positon so I think your feelings were pretty normal. I will tell you the last time I was asked to strip down to my birthday suit by my family doctor I was a real handful for him. NO pun intended of course. :oops:
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby CuriousRobot » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:33 am

Boreas wrote:Know what you mean and yes! some neurologists can be a real pain in the ass sometimes - but don't you think your Nazi-Jew-Neurologist analogy might be a wee bit disproportionate?


No, because I wasn't attributing that analogy to all neurologists, but just to this one occasion. It may seem extreme, at first glance, but it's how I felt at the time. I felt as if I was under attack, considering his condescension throughout the said exam, as well. I have had a lot of neurological exams, but I simply cannot understand why a neurologist must see his patient unclothed in order to examine them.
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby erinc14 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:22 am

"I think any time a doctor asks their patients to remove clothing it makes us feel that we are in a vulnerable and possibly, depending on how you feel about your body, a humiliating positon "

which is exactly what they want . i was asked in '94 and it always bugged me. the time i him was on the local CBC radio station (feb. 2010) talking against CCSVI and he was very condecending.
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby Cece » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:30 am

I've never been asked that. It does not seem necessary and, yes, it has psychological impact, although I'd like to assume that's not the intention.
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby CindyCB » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:02 am

Yes, I have been asked to strip for a neuro exam - it didn't really bother me too much because of the nature of my symptoms I felt I was being more carefully and thoroughly examined at that time, plus I liked the neuro so didn't see anything wrong in it.

I've also had to strip for a rheumatology exam too, but I think that's more common. I've had a few other procedures in recent years that have had me in several states of undress - I have no shame any more!

Maybe my doctors just like seeing me in my undies?? :oops:
Thyroid disease, Vitamin D deficiency, hypermobility, 'ME/CFS', CCSVI (stenosis both sides and assymetric malformed valves), TMJ - No MS but many neuro symptoms.
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby IHateMS » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:36 am

get over it already... neuro needs to see muscle tone, etc.

i have seen about six/eight neuros in my 13 years of ms...... half asked me to strip to underwear...

i was seeing urologists for a problem.... felt i didn't get my money's worth unless i got rectal exam :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby Gardenia » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:29 am

This has never, ever occurred. They don't need to do this. Sorry but sounds like ae bit of a pervert.
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby THEGREEKFROMTHED » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:05 pm

Time out. Why in sam hell would a neuro have one remove anything but shoes and socks? The next time your neuro makes such a request turn around yank down your pants and blow a smelly ass fart at him.
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby pklittle » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:21 am

Worrying about removing clothes for an exam is the last thing I worry about. :roll:
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Re: Ever been asked to strip to your underwear for a Neuro E

Postby David1949 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:55 pm

At the very least you should ask him why he wants you to do that. Possibly you should find a new neuro.
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