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I asked the head of my HMO Uro Dept if they had taken the time to analyse the data in their records with respect to cases like mine. The response was "That is a very good question."
There is a large amount of data in my HMO records.
For most of the 5-6 years of my experience, I was under the impression that mine was an unusual case. It has always been on my mind that how come in such a large organization, my friend & I living 40 miles apart had such similar problems, treated by the same doctor. As Terry & others have pointed out, these cases are not unusual and may be closer to the norm than our doc's are willing to admit.
"That is a very good question" has a reassuring sound, but doesn't appear to answer the question you asked. I hope your question results in someone actually going through the historical record and coming up with some constructive information.