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ABOG Prohibits Gyn's from treating male patients

Postby Karyn » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:59 pm

On Sept. 12, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) posted a new rule on its website prohibiting gynecologists from treating men. A few conditions were listed as exceptions; however, pelvic pain was not one of them....

http://www.pelvicpainrehab.com/male-pelvic-pain/1830/stephanie-talks-to-new-york-times-about-male-pelvic-pain-issue/

Violet - could you please "tiny url" this for me?

Karyn
Ultra Sound in 03/08 showed severely retroverted, detaching uterus with mulitple fibroids and ovarian cysts.
Pressure and pain in lower abdomen and groin area was unspeakable and devastating.
Total lap hysterectomy in 06/08, but damage was already done.
EMG testing in NH in 04/10 - bilateral PN and Ilioinguals
3T MRI at HSS, NY in 09/10
Bilateral TG surgery with Dr. Conway on 03/29/11. Bilat ilioinguinal & iliohypogastric neurectomy 03/12. TCD surgery 04/14.
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Re: ABOG Prohibits Gyn's from treating male patients

Postby HerMajesty » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:42 pm

Anybody up for circulating a Change.org petition to put pressure on the OBGYN Board about this?
pelvic pain started 1985 age 14 interstitial cystitis. Refused medical care from age 17, did GREAT with self care for years.
2004 PN started gradually, disabled by 2009. Underlying cause SIJD & Tarlov cysts
improved with PT & meds: neurontin, valium, nortriptyline, propanolol. (off nortriptyline & propanolol now, yay!)
Tarlov cyst surgery with Dr. Frank Feigenbaum March 20, 2012.
Results have been excellent so far; but I won't know my final functional level for a couple of years.
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Re: ABOG Prohibits Gyn's from treating male patients

Postby Violet M » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:04 am

Here's the url for that article, Karyn. http://tinyurl.com/jwtcrm7

Here's the nyt article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/11/us/me ... =recg&_r=0

Was not able to make this into a tiny url.
PNE since 2002. Started from weightlifting. PNE surgery from Dr. Bautrant, Oct 2004. Pain now is usually a 0 and I can sit for hours on certain chairs. No longer take medication for PNE. Can work full time and do "The Firm" exercise program. 99% cured from PGAD. PNE surgery was right for me but it might not be for you. Do your research.
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Re: ABOG Prohibits Gyn's from treating male patients

Postby Violet M » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:11 am

HerMajesty wrote:Anybody up for circulating a Change.org petition to put pressure on the OBGYN Board about this?


How much will it cost? It would be nice if their homepage would give this info. Are you able to research this, HM?

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PNE since 2002. Started from weightlifting. PNE surgery from Dr. Bautrant, Oct 2004. Pain now is usually a 0 and I can sit for hours on certain chairs. No longer take medication for PNE. Can work full time and do "The Firm" exercise program. 99% cured from PGAD. PNE surgery was right for me but it might not be for you. Do your research.
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Re: ABOG Prohibits Gyn's from treating male patients

Postby nyt » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:30 pm

This is just unbelievable. Just shows the lack of knowledge of the ABOG about the lack of options for men with pelvic pain especially if they want PN/PNE surgery. I will sign the petition once it gets started.
2/07 LAVH and TOT 7/07 TOT right side removed 9/07 IL, IH and GN neuropathy 11/07 PN - Dr. Howard
6/08 Obturator neuralgia - Dr. Conway 11/08 Disability, piriformis syndrome - Dr. Howard
4/09 Bilateral obturator decompression surgery, BLL RSD - Dr. Howard
9/10 Removed left side TOT, botox, re-evaluate obturator nerve - Dr. Hibner
2/11 LFCN and saphenous neuralgia - Dr. Dellon 2/11 MRI with Dr. Potter - confirmed entrapment
5/11 Right side TG - Dr. Hibner 2012 Left side TG - Dr. Hibner
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Re: ABOG Prohibits Gyn's from treating male patients

Postby HerMajesty » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:20 pm

I didn't check back on this for a few days and somebody else started one in the meantime, here is the link: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/t ... e_petition
pelvic pain started 1985 age 14 interstitial cystitis. Refused medical care from age 17, did GREAT with self care for years.
2004 PN started gradually, disabled by 2009. Underlying cause SIJD & Tarlov cysts
improved with PT & meds: neurontin, valium, nortriptyline, propanolol. (off nortriptyline & propanolol now, yay!)
Tarlov cyst surgery with Dr. Frank Feigenbaum March 20, 2012.
Results have been excellent so far; but I won't know my final functional level for a couple of years.
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