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alison BS: My tummy hurts - doctor says no.... (113* d) RE: BS: My tummy hurts - doctor says no.... 05 Mar 07


if you are in that much pain get back to A&E (even in a different hospital) and do not move until they see you, and yes take someone who "won't be fobbed off" with you.

you need at the very least an ultrasound, (possibly even an internal one), blood tests & urinalysis.

I know you have an IUD in - but sometimes it happens - have they ruled out an ectopic pregnancy?

I have worked in hospitals in the UK, (I'm a nurse), and was horrified a few years ago when my sister contacted me in excrucitaing pain, passing blood and with a huge weight loss.... she had been told her GP couldn't see her for 3 weeks..... (she would have been dead from a perforated bowel and septicaemia in 3 weeks)

I made her husband drag her to A&E ("the doctor must think I'm Ok - I don't want to waste the hospital's time.") - she was too sick to examine and was admitted immediately.

there is an attitude that the doctor always knows best - I've been a nurse for 30 years - if you're in pain and he didn't help - get another opinion

slainte

alison (registered nurse)


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