Question for Medical Bees

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@RedPandas:  I am not a medical bee but it sounds similar to what our patients describe to me as restless leg syndrome. Hopefully a bee with a medical background can help (I just work front desk in a medical office and people describe these symptoms when booking appointments.) Good luck getting it sorted!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m a biochemist, not a medical professional, but most of my classes were with the people who are becoming medical professionals so I’m a bit more educated than the lay person. To be honest the first thing that occured to me was a blood clot, as I have experience with nerve pain and it doesn’t feel like what you descibed. I hope you can get your results soon.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@RedPandas:  Hmmm…could be so many things. The “crawling” sensation may be due to RLS…restless leg syndrome.. do you feel the need to keep moving your legs, esp. when in bed?

I’m a cardiac nurse, and I’ve never heard a patient with SVT have any leg associated symptoms…

Did they do a test on your legs at the hospital..a sonogram or doppler?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ask if they need you to come in for a follow up to the blood test. If they say no, they should be able to mail your test results to your home.

I work in healthcare admin and typically doctors will release a “everything was normal” over the phone but won’t give specific numbers. They will require you to come to the office if something was not within normal range. However, I have never worked for YOUR doctor, so I am not sure what their policy is.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

The first thing that came to mind when I was reading your symptoms was blood clot, too. Are you on hormonal birth control? 

I would be frustrated too. Blood clots are serious and can cause embolisms and death! Not giving your results over the phone is for confidentiality reasons, but come ON! I feel like if you did have a blood clot though, your GP would move people around to get you in this week, so maybe it’s something else? Otherwise I’d call the GP back and tell them you’re going to see someone else and to fax your records to them.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  I agree about the moving patients around… when I was susptected to have a PE the radiology clinic actually stayed open late to accomodate testing me since it could have been so serious.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Just to put your mind at ease a bit…if testing showed that your symptoms were caused by a blood clot it would be a medical emergency and you would have been instructed to return to the ER immediately (assuming the doctor is even remotely competent or concerned about liability). So whatever is going on with you, at least they don’t seem to think it is an emergency. On the other hand, it is really annoying that your doctor won’t give you results over the phone. In my experience, physicians who have this policy, are doing so as a money grab, so they can bill for another office visit. It’s especially inconsiderate to withhold your results when they cant get you an appointment in a timely fashion. Unless you really like this doctor I would consider finding a new physician. Also, depending upon what state you are in, you may have a right to receive your test results directly from the performing laboratory, so that may be something to look into as well. Hope you feel better soon. 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@RedPandas It sounds like what I have, restless leg syndrome. However, if it was/is a blood clot I would think that your doctor would have to tell you that ASAP to get treatment started, not just let you go a week without any treatment!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@RedPandas:  I find that a bit odd that they did not do a doppler on your legs to check for clots. Hmmm…perhaps your D-dimer (blood level that indicates clotting) was low to normal and they found no other symptoms to warrant a Doppler study of the legs. Had the blood tests had an abnormal, you would have been notified to return to the ED immediately… IMO the blood work is erroneous at the moment. The physician probably just wants to see you for an OV and to discuss other testing with you but I would not give up on getting the results.

 

 

 

Post # 16
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871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@RedPandas:  look up sciatica. Most likely youve tossed and pinched a key nerve in your back. Easily fixed with chiropractic appts or ohysical therapy to “unpinch” the nerve. 

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