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List of small symptoms

(11 Posts)
schilke Tue 02-Oct-07 13:33:15

I posted the other week about a couple of bruises that appeared on my leg for no reason. Someone suggested anaemia.

Hate going to the doc. Dh thinks I should as now I feel really really wiped out, breathless, glands are up under my arms & neck. I've got a couple of mouth ulcers - get them a lot.Sometimes have a pain (not agonising) below my ribs on the left. Could that all be down to aneamia? No more bruises although my kness & ankles ache?! Or is just a vrius an therefore pointless visit to GP?

I should go. Tell me to be assertive - GP is lovely, but he has a habit of not listening or else starts chatting to my children half way through.

nailpolish Tue 02-Oct-07 13:34:30

isnt there another gp in the practice you could talk ot ?
it probably is anaemia but surely you realise you have to be seen by a doctor asap
be assertive

schilke Tue 02-Oct-07 13:35:35

No it's only him - small village surgery. I'll phone now. Just needed someone else other than dh to tell me!

nailpolish Tue 02-Oct-07 13:36:56

let us know how you get on x

lulabelle Tue 02-Oct-07 13:37:29

Hi, I suffer anaemia and I do bruise very easily, sometimes I have awful bruises and I have to think what I did! When my iron is very low I do get tired and I get dizzy spells where I get hot and feel very faint. I can't relate to the pains, aching and swollen glands, maybe you are anaemic but have some kind of virus also? I hope you feel better soon.smile

Lio Tue 02-Oct-07 13:39:59

Write everything down that you want to say, and don't be afraid to read through the list when you are in with the GP. I have to do this or I come out forgetting to have asked something.

schilke Tue 02-Oct-07 13:44:13

I've made an appointment for tomorrow morning. There's a locum tomorrow. I should get over my fear of doctors - I always get so shakey! Thanks for telling me to go.

jalopy Tue 02-Oct-07 16:12:30

Poor you. Good idea to get checked out at the GP.

schilke Wed 03-Oct-07 10:40:17

Well not got very far. Still feeling rubbish. I'd met locum before with one of the children and remembered her being a tad useless. She looked at legs - bruise appeared last night - not as good as the others had been. She felt my tummy - didn't hurt then, but is now which is typical. Blood pressure 130 over 90 - not sure what that means.
She didn't listen to my chest which I was surprised at as I said I was very breathless and sometimes have a pain on the right as I breathe. Felt like a total hypochondriac listing all these things. Anyway, she filled in a form for a full blood test and I went to book appointment with nurse ..... Only one was slap bang in middle of my ds2's harvest festival tomorrow. It's his last one at the village school and he has loads of lines, so I couldn't miss it. Next one is on Monday, so I've gone for that - how long does it take for results usuallY?

Feel so blookdy knackered now!

jalopy Wed 03-Oct-07 11:05:02

Well done for going. At least she's arranged a blood test. That will give her a better picture of how you are. Results usually take a week or more but sometimes the surgery contact you earlier if need be.

Enjoy the harvest festival. smile

macdoodle Wed 03-Oct-07 14:17:59

Bloods should only take few days at most - if anything worrying they should contact you

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