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Dreading tomorrow feel the hospital are lying to me

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nattygk Fri 20-Jan-17 00:09:15

Ok here is my story. I was in hospital on and off in November 2016. Due to various illnesses not getting better and my gp referring me for investigations. I was finally diagnosed with a splenic artery aneurysm. In November. Due to my gp saying that my symptoms were not consistent with gastroenteritis. I feel that the doctors and nurses in A&E totally failed me and im concerned that there errors will cost someone there life. I know there only human but 4 times is beyond the joke. I feel I have no trust in the NHS as I've seen how people are treated by them. I'm not saying that all NHS trusts are the same. But I feel I've had the total piss taking out of me and if it hadn't been for my own GP I'd of never knew about this im only 35 and im feeling so ill due to this I've lost over 2st when im eating healthy and im exercising under the guidance of my gp i don't smoke or drink alcohol all my checks done by gp are always remarkable so I just don't understand why I feel so illsad

MusicIsMedicine Sun 22-Jan-17 18:44:04

That's par for the course in nowadays health care sadly. I've seen people have cancer and it be missed and all sorts of horrific negligence. Go see a solicitor and sue them, it's the only way things will change.

Shurelyshomemistake Sun 22-Jan-17 21:02:55

How will sueing the NHS change things???

MusicIsMedicine Mon 23-Jan-17 06:46:59

Because it's run by accountants nowadays and the only thing they recognise is the bottom line on a balance sheet and that bottom line is the only thing that drives change.

Also from the op's perspective, they should be held accountable for her needless additional pain and suffering, it is simply not acceptable and they need to be held liable. Would we accept this being done to our loved ones and simply turn a blind eye? I wouldn't!

boolifooli Mon 23-Jan-17 06:51:06

What do you feel the hospital lied about?

PrincessNakedAsAJayBird Mon 23-Jan-17 06:55:08

I don't agree with suing NHS either. Are you saying they knew what was wrong and lied saying they didn't, or are you angry (which can be understandable) it took 4 admissions to diagnose you?

HardcoreLadyType Mon 23-Jan-17 06:57:56

You have posted in Addiction Support.

You may wish to report your OP to MNHQ, and ask for it to be moved somewhere more appropriate?

nattygk Mon 23-Jan-17 12:57:55

Yes they knew what was wrong with me yet they were constantly sending me home. A&E that is on the 4th addmision I was finally seen by a general surgeon and the proper investigation were carried out he addmitted me to surgical hdu and I was given proper treatment for a splenic artery aneurysm and I am grateful for this he said that I may need a kidney biopsy by at the moment that remains stable

boolifooli Mon 23-Jan-17 22:27:33

I suppose it comes down to evidence. What leads you to believe they knew?

Wolfiefan Mon 23-Jan-17 22:29:36

What's your evidence that they knew what was wrong with you and yet denied you treatment?

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Mon 23-Jan-17 22:36:59

Splenic artery aneurysms often don't cause any symptoms.

Had yours burst?

Reality16 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:43:39

What is the relevance of tomorrow?

user1478860582 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:46:08

I have a very rare disease. It took nearly a year to diagnose and in that time I lost my hearing. These things happen and we all make mistakes. I have a very good basis for making a claim.

Suing won't get my hearing back, however taking money out of the NHS for personal enrichment may cost someone their life.

user1484317265 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:56:49

Medicine is a very inexact science and its simply not always possible to diagnose everything at any given time.
What would be the motivation to lie to you? Why would they do that? Who would it benefit?

Northernlurker Mon 23-Jan-17 22:57:07

Nothing you've said suggests you were lied to. It is very hard to diagnose some people. I think you need to concentrate on improving your health just now, not chucking accusations around.

nattygk Mon 23-Jan-17 22:59:10

No but if it gets any bigger it's likely to rupture my consultant is considering every possible option. I'm seen in his clinic regularly. So if it bursts I'll be operated on quicklysmile I live in Scotland. And im not the only person who has been subjected to wrong diagnosis lots of people are getting failed by the nhs

user1484317265 Mon 23-Jan-17 23:02:09

Just because you aren't diagnosed immediately doesn't mean you are failed by the NHS.
Some people expect the drs to know everything and diagnose everything. It just doesn't work like that.

user1484317265 Mon 23-Jan-17 23:04:30

You know that SAA are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally when looking for something else?
What were the "various illnesses" that prompted the testing in the first place? How are they linked to the SAA?

Trulymadlymotherly Mon 23-Jan-17 23:09:37

I don't really understand exactly what you'd be suing the NHS for either. I sympathise that you're unwell and that your diagnosis was slow but SAA is fairly rare and would be low on a differential diagnosis in the emergency department.

The role of the ed is to manage conditions posing an immediate threat to life or limb. The role of your gp is to investigate symptoms not immediately life threatening and to refer you on for further investigation. It sounds like that's what has happened.

If the staff in a&e knew what was wrong with you they'd gain nothing by lying to you. Indeed most would be pretty chuffed to have made that diagnosis.

Northernlurker Mon 23-Jan-17 23:10:30

How has the NHS failed you?

tazzle22 Mon 23-Jan-17 23:11:37

How do you know they knew and lied ? As others said it's an inexact science and it's often a matter of eliminating all sorts of more plausible conditions before finding rarer ones. Sorry you have a rarer aneurysm ... it's not the first thing to spring to mind with abdominal symptom . It's important you try and relax and rest till they deal with it.

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Mon 23-Jan-17 23:12:27

Unless it was rupturing, I don't think this is something that A&E would diagnose.

Grumbling symptoms that aren't an emergency ---> go to your GP.

Do you know that your various symptoms were caused by the aneurysm? They usually don't cause symptoms.

Were the A&E docs negligent in not diagnosing it? In what way? They aren't supposed to diagnose everything, just sift out the stuff that needs urgent treatment/ admission, and send everyone else away.

BrieAndChilli Mon 23-Jan-17 23:14:00

I don't see how they knew what you had yet denied you treatment?? What is your evidence?

JustFuckingReally Mon 23-Jan-17 23:27:16

Here's an idea, don't like the NHS go private!

nattygk Mon 23-Jan-17 23:35:16

Look I'm not intending to sue why are people saying that I am that's not my aim at all. My evidence is this my gp stated I had a bleed on my stomach and sent me to hospital for further investigations via a&e in November as I was loosing weight I had threw the roof inflammation markers along with abnormal blood results. She went threw the appropriate channels due to my family history

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