Being chronically ill, I have obviously had a heck ton of medical procedures done. And it's common knowledge that majority of Dr's aren't the most compassionate. I had PTSD before my medical escapades from sexual/childhood abuse, but that made it worse. It's only been recently that I've discovered that I should not have been treated the way I was. This came from other Dr's telling me this- I mentioned things in passing and they were horrified that I was treated as such, which made me realise the significance of what I've been through. This brings me to my question, is: Should doctors stop procedures when you tell them to? There are so many "Just a few more minutes...," "We're almost done...." This is harmless, perhaps, for someone in pain during a procedure, but could be really damaging for someone like me with PTSD. It struck me when I was having pelvic pain and Dr's wanted to do an ultrasound right then and there. Knowing that you need a full bladder, I told them it wouldn't work because they just did a urine sample. They tried to do it anyway and couldn't see anything, because duh, science. So I was laying there on the verge of hyperventilating and bursting into tears from anxiety because I was being held down with someone pulling my clothes down, digging something into my pelvis, in a dark room. I told her to stop, that I'd come back to do the procedure properly, but she wouldn't get off. Needless to say, last time I went there. Resolution: Went somewhere else for an ultrasound and the technician was an absolute sweetheart. I was properly prepared, she respected my needs, and I got the imaging results I needed.