Considering how much time, education, and dedication it takes to become a doctor, it's natural that most people would defer to what these experts have to tell them when they face a health problem.
However, the unfortunate fact is that even the most learned and skilled doctor is only human. And while we all know that humans make mistakes, it can be easy to forget that they also have their own biases and egos.
For that reason, it's sadly not uncommon for women and people of color to report facing dismissive attitudes from doctors when they've come to them with serious medical issues.
When this happens, not only does that problem go untreated, but it can give way to potentially life-threatening bodily responses like sepsis.
Unfortunately, this phenomenon would have painful, long-term consequences for one woman who is now hoping she can shine enough light on her situation to prevent others from having to go through something similar.