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Re: Medical question

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 18:02
by squirrelboutique

Re: Medical question

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 19:00
by a layer of chips
She's outside painting at the moment. She'll be with you later on.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 19:25
by roundbitsofplastic
soft revolution wrote:
They're likely to come back after surgery but there's no mention of other methods. Where did you read that they would? EDIT - oh ok, the site says that treatment is no guarentee that they'd not reoccur. That's not the same as likely reoccurence though.
i'm not going interwebs crawlign again, but i did read that if you don;t give your body chance to fight the virus itself then you won't manage it in future. makes sense ot me..

Re: Medical question

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 19:26
by roundbitsofplastic
a layer of chips wrote:She's outside painting at the moment. She'll be with you later on.
cheers sam. they're not causing me any trouble at all right now. and i've not read anyting that suggests they ever will. but it's one of those things, i suppose i'd rather not be a big scary hairy virus man. any more than i can help, anyway.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:48
by Colin
How does it work if your GP refers you to a hospital for further tests? Do they give you a number to call or something, or do you have to actually go and make an appointment yourself or what?

Re: Medical question

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:51
by a layer of chips
I think it sort of depends on the type of test you're having. This is from Lisa:
If it's a blood test the GP should have given him a form. If he has been referred for a scan or something he will get a letter. If he's been referred to a consultant then some places operate a choose and book service and you have to ring. He needs to ring his doctor surgery and ask the receptionist.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:57
by Colin
Ta. I'm probably getting well ahead of myself but we'll see. I'm not seeing the GP until tomorrow arvo but my mind's running on a bit. Fucking hypochondria.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 17:42
by jayen_aitch
My knuckles seem to have shrunk, very quickly... will they grow again when I reach a cooler climate/type more/play bass again, or do I need to get my wedding ring resized for fear of losing it?

Re: Medical question

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 16:48
by crystalball
This is a silly thing to be asking on the national internets but I genuinely have no idea and I also haven't seen anyone in eight days, so you're my only hope, UK Anoraks:

I've been stuck in bed with fever for over a week. Been to the doctor twice but my fever became secondary to something else more serious - also, because I had taken paracetamol and wasn't feverish there and then, he kind of dismissed it as a figment of my imagination. Anyway, the GP said I should just continue with paracetamol. But I've been doing it for ages now and the fever is showing no signs of going away and the more I talk to the GP on the phone the more I despair because he seems to be dragging his heels. I even talked to someone else today because my regular one wasn't there, and he seemed surprised I wasn't told to do blood tests but left it at that. I'm utterly exhausted, not eating anything, and really quite worried about it now. So my question is: can you just show up at a hospital and tell them you're very ill and could they look after you please?

Re: Medical question

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 16:51
by caramarydaisy
crystalball wrote:This is a silly thing to be asking on the national internets but I genuinely have no idea and I also haven't seen anyone in eight days, so you're my only hope, UK Anoraks:

I've been stuck in bed with fever for over a week. Been to the doctor twice but my fever became secondary to something else more serious - also, because I had taken paracetamol and wasn't feverish there and then, he kind of dismissed it as a figment of my imagination. Anyway, the GP said I should just continue with paracetamol. But I've been doing it for ages now and the fever is showing no signs of going away and the more I talk to the GP on the phone the more I despair because he seems to be dragging his heels. I even talked to someone else today because my regular one wasn't there, and he seemed surprised I wasn't told to do blood tests but left it at that. I'm utterly exhausted, not eating anything, and really quite worried about it now. So my question is: can you just show up at a hospital and tell them you're very ill and could they look after you please?

have you looked into where yr nearest NHS walk in centre is? or spoken to NHS direct for advice?

Re: Medical question

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 16:55
by a layer of chips
crystalball wrote:This is a silly thing to be asking on the national internets but I genuinely have no idea and I also haven't seen anyone in eight days, so you're my only hope, UK Anoraks:

I've been stuck in bed with fever for over a week. Been to the doctor twice but my fever became secondary to something else more serious - also, because I had taken paracetamol and wasn't feverish there and then, he kind of dismissed it as a figment of my imagination. Anyway, the GP said I should just continue with paracetamol. But I've been doing it for ages now and the fever is showing no signs of going away and the more I talk to the GP on the phone the more I despair because he seems to be dragging his heels. I even talked to someone else today because my regular one wasn't there, and he seemed surprised I wasn't told to do blood tests but left it at that. I'm utterly exhausted, not eating anything, and really quite worried about it now. So my question is: can you just show up at a hospital and tell them you're very ill and could they look after you please?

M, Lisa said you should just go straight to A&E, and that you should do it straight away. And she's a doctor. Sort of.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 17:24
by crystalball
Thank you both.

I called NHS Direct last week but they only said I should see a doctor (which I did). My nearest walk-in clinic is miles away but the hospital is only ten minutes down the road so I'm going to give that a go. That's news to me, that you can show up in A&E if you're not covered in blood. Thanks again.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 19:09
by Carys
Also, I'd ask to see another GP and be prepared to make demands a little bit. It's like that episode of The League of Gentlemen sometimes...

Hope you feel better soon.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 20:38
by RITH
Isn't a fever there to create a body climate that makes it harder for the illness to dwell in? In other words: a fever is helping you fight the illness, so taking paracetamol to keep the fever down sounds counterproductive. Unless the fever itself is so bad that it's worrying you obviously (I don't know what else it is that's wrong with you, or how bad the fever is).

Go see a doctor anyway of course.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 22:46
by jayen_aitch
Did A&E sort you out? Hope you're all better quickly.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 13:18
by Damian
crystalball wrote:Thank you both.

I called NHS Direct last week but they only said I should see a doctor (which I did). My nearest walk-in clinic is miles away but the hospital is only ten minutes down the road so I'm going to give that a go. That's news to me, that you can show up in A&E if you're not covered in blood. Thanks again.
I hope you're ok!

I'm mostly quoting this because it's worth reiterating to people the point you make at the end of this. You CAN go to A&E without having a limb dropping off or anything dramatic like that. A good few years ago now I went because my leg had swelled slightly and my mum made me go. Turned out to be tetanus (I'd luckily had my tetanus injection a little while before) so I was kind of glad I did.

But yeah, never be afraid of turning up to the hospital if you're worried that there's something wrong with you. Just be prepared to wait.

Again hope you're alright.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 14:11
by squirrelboutique
Do, however, be wary of going to the emergency rooms in the United States because without insurance emergency rooms are crazily expensive, and with insurance your company can decide to deny your claim if it decides you weren't having a real emergency.

Like waking up to find your shirt soaked in blood because your breast is bleeding\

Re: Medical question

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 14:51
by this clump of trees
w/out insurance, all you have to do is drive yourself to the hospital & give a fake address. they cant turn you away.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 17:04
by squirrelboutique
But they always ask for ID!

Actually, the last two times I was in the ER, the hospital demanded payment/proof of insurance while I was in the exam room waiting for a doctor, and then demanded a down payment before taking out my gallbladder.

Re: Medical question

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 15:46
by this clump of trees
well if that's the case then why do i keep finding some guys hospital bills in my mail

maybe the rules are different b/w florida & maryland