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From heart disease to IUDs: How doctors dismiss women's pain

By Lindsey Bever

13 Dec 2022 · 8 min read

A confronting investigation from the Washington Post shares the stories of women who say their pain and suffering has been dismissed or misdiagnosed by doctors.

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One woman was told she was being "dramatic" when she pleaded for a brain scan after suffering months of headaches and pounding in her ears. It turned out she had a brain tumor.

Another was ignored as she cried out in pain during a 33-hour labor. She was supposed to be getting pain medication through her epidural, but it had fallen out.

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