seems like a really bad idea, heading into territory where AskMe advice may be worse than no advice at all.
posted by carbide to Etiquette/Policy at 12:13 PM (152 comments total)
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I am really sorry the OP's financial situation is restricting access to medical professionals and I hope she's ok, but a substantial number of the responses take the line of "this is what happened to me, there's nothing to worrry about if it's the same thing". This may be true but strikes me as (a) the only bit of the advice someone will hear when they're in dire financial straits, (b) wildly irresponsible when there is so little information presented that it would be impossible for a doctor, let alone a random mefite, to make an assessment without investigating further.
I realise there have been previous MeTa threads on medical questions where mods have described a decision of advice here being better than no advice at all. Medical wild guess questions worry me in general, but the vagueness of this one makes it particularly egregious.
Is there a line, and if so, how is this post on the right side of it?