Post # 91
renierose: I never said it had to be in the dangerous stages to be seen at the ER. I said her symptoms werent severe enough to warrant further tests, which is why she was advised to stay home unless her symptoms worsened. Her doctor did blood work today, not an ultrasound. If they had any reason to believe it was an ectopic pregnancy, an ultrasound could’ve been done today, but wasn’t.
Regardless, my posts were in regards to a PP telling OP to LIE about her symptoms to be seen, not whether or not the pregnancy was ectopic.
Post # 92
Oh. boy–this thread is a mess. I’m so sorry, OP.
OP, it doesn’t look good but I hope you found the answers you’re looking for. I probably wouldn’t have gone to the ER (DH is an ER doctor and he says there is nothing you can do for an early MC) but I definitely would have made an appt the next day with your doctor for some testing and blood work. Good luck!
Post # 93
mrsdfarrar6714: She was not necessarily properly triaged, it was over the phone. Unless nurses have special vision abilities to see through reproductive organs over the phone, that I don’t know about, ok. You can’t know if it was “properly” or not, you were not the one treating or consulting her. Triage, that you explain, was not done in person, it was a phone call. Treating patients over the phone, is not medical care. Far from it. Not seeing a patient who is pregnant and has prolonged bleeding is irresponsible and cruel. Yes, everything might be fine, or it might be very not fine – would not know until run some tests.
I work as paralegal in medical malpractice defense ( so we defend hospitals and doctors) and have seen a lot of lack of care/misdiagnosis cases. Doctors and nurses are not always right, like any human, they make mistakes. They are overworked, tired. And ultimately patient deals with the consequences. And trust me, you don’t want to be their mistake case. We had cases where doctors office gets biopsy results back, that shows malignancy, and forgets to call patient…year goes by until next physical and by that time, cancer is stage 4 instead of stage 1. We had case of surgeons forgetting instruments inside a patient. When that patient calls physician complaining of a post-op sympoms such as fever, patien is told to stay home and only go to er if gets worse. Too late, next day patien was dead. Recent case of someone going to ER for severe headache, no mri or ct done, patient was send home. Two days later, brain aneurysm ruptures and patien is a vegatable. Cases of misdiagnosis and wrong diagnosis or plain negligence by not running tests is something I see more than I wish. And yes, as a patient, you don’t want to be that “mistake” case. That one triage nurse could have been finishing her shift and didn’t want to deal with it. Happens.
Post # 94
I think enough points on the ER have been made. This is a pointless battle and I don’t think any of this is truly helping the OP whom probably is already back home from her do tor’s appt.
I was hoping this would stay open for updates but it might be best for a mod to close this already.
Im sorry op that this all got pretty off track. I hope you’re doing alright and please don’t let this reflect on future experiences you have on weddingbee.
Post # 95
solnishko1186: You apparently don’t know how triage works then. A patient walks in the door, vital signs are taken, and the patient is asked to describe the symptoms, location, and duration. Based on that information alone, they are triaged! No medical imaging or tests are done to reach this decision! Once again, you obviously have zero medical experience!
Look up telemedicine or virtual visits. The patient isnt physically seen by the doctor, but is receiving medical treatment!
Post # 96
OP- hope your appointment gave you some andwers today, and i hope you recieved good news, and will come back and share!
Everyone using this post to continue arguing and drama- cut it out. take your argument elsewhere.
Post # 97
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Looks like there’s still lots of arguing on a side issue going on, so I’m going to close this now. Sorry, OP!