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    (Original post by blissy)
    That's exactly how I was brought up to think. Go to the doctor as a last resort - but in the meantime things were getting worse when they could have been solved easily!
    Exactly if I had left my problem for longer I could have ignored as I wasn't in any pain and if I did leave it I would have ended up having serious surgery to remove my bowels and I would have need a bag for when I needed the toilet. I am glad I did go to the doctors straight away as they fixed it in time before it became a problem.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    So do you not think fainting in the shower is serious enough to be worthy of a visit to a doctor? :confused:
    Yes, but a small black thing on your tummy isn't worth a return trip to the hospital :P
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    (Original post by blissy)
    Yes, but a small black thing on your tummy isn't worth a return trip to the hospital :P
    Its not on my tummy its some where a bit more private, but I wasn't going to visit I was just going to give them a call if it dosn't go in a few weeks.
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    they said there was nothing they could do - i didn't want to go in the first place - they don;t give a **** really. i don't like doctors
    I am pretty sure LBP cannot be treated on its own, you have to treat the underlying causes. Though various medication are available (ACE inhibitors, CA blockers, nitrates etc)

    "It [LBP] may also result from reduced blood volume (such as might occur through dehydration or massive blood loss); or it might be through excessive dilation of the blood vessels (as could occur in response to septic shock, exposure to heat, conditions of the nervous system or to certain medications)."
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Its not on my tummy its some where a bit more private, but I wasn't going to visit I was just going to give them a call if it dosn't go in a few weeks.
    call NHS direct then. The receptionist at the hospital wouldn't be much help.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    So do you not think fainting in the shower is serious enough to be worthy of a visit to a doctor? :confused:
    As I mentioned, don't avoid the doctor like they have the plague, just apply some common sense.

    NHS Direct are staffed by experienced nurse practitioners who are able to offer sound advice and suggestions. I would certainly call them before calling out my GP.

    I'm not a Doctor, You're not a Doctor............... Nor is Daveo just yet so everything that has been mentioned has to be taken with a pinch of salt.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Exactly if I had left my problem for longer I could have ignored as I wasn't in any pain and if I did leave it I would have ended up having serious surgery to remove my bowels and I would have need a bag for when I needed the toilet. I am glad I did go to the doctors straight away as they fixed it in time before it became a problem.
    And all due to our help and encouragement
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    (Original post by blissy)
    call NHS direct then. The receptionist at the hospital wouldn't be much help.
    I have a direct number of the nurses desk, they said if there was any slight thing worrying me after I go home just to give them a call. Its probably just a bruise like my says anyway, if its goes in a few weeks I will leave it.
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    I am pretty sure LBP cannot be treated on its own, you have to treat the underlying causes. Though various medication are available (ACE inhibitors, CA blockers, nitrates etc)

    "It [LBP] may also result from reduced blood volume (such as might occur through dehydration or massive blood loss); or it might be through excessive dilation of the blood vessels (as could occur in response to septic shock, exposure to heat, conditions of the nervous system or to certain medications)."
    maybe the dehydration thing - i jus drank a litre and a half of water. it's pointless - i just got to the loo like 50 times afterwards - all the work gone to waste, and i'm still thirsty. so i usually dnt bother to drink when im thirsty
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I have a direct number of the nurses desk, they said if there was any slight thing worrying me after I go home just to give them a call. Its probably just a bruise like my says anyway, if its goes in a few weeks I will leave it.
    Good-o! I just sense that you worry rather a lot from your posts!
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    (Original post by 2776)
    I am pretty sure LBP cannot be treated on its own, you have to treat the underlying causes. Though various medication are available (ACE inhibitors, CA blockers, nitrates etc)

    "It [LBP] may also result from reduced blood volume (such as might occur through dehydration or massive blood loss); or it might be through excessive dilation of the blood vessels (as could occur in response to septic shock, exposure to heat, conditions of the nervous system or to certain medications)."
    Don't take this the wrong way but,

    That looks a clinical cut & paste job!
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I have a direct number of the nurses desk, they said if there was any slight thing worrying me after I go home just to give them a call. Its probably just a bruise like my says anyway, if its goes in a few weeks I will leave it.
    Wow, wait a moment, did you say a bruise? After an operation? Was it enar the site of the op?

    When I did my work exp, I had a person who had an angioplsty and he had a massive bruise/swelling in the location (similar to yours actually). Unfortunately he died during my 2 week in there, and it was due to the bruise.

    If it swelled up any more then I suggest getting ti drained off, or asking for advice. That man just died, just like that. Very sad.
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    (Original post by blissy)
    Good-o! I just sense that you worry rather a lot from your posts!
    Nail on head
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    (Original post by 2776)
    And all due to our help and encouragement
    Yep well people on here suggested what is was so that kind of made me a lot less scared as I honestly didn't have a clue at the time, I would have phoned NHS but when people on here suggested what it was I did research on the internet and saw pictures so I knew then what it was. I also described the conditon to my mum and she said she thought it was that too.

    What is wrong is people going to their GP when they have a slight cold or somthing.
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    maybe the dehydration thing - i jus drank a litre and a half of water. it's pointless - i just got to the loo like 50 times afterwards - all the work gone to waste, and i'm still thirsty. so i usually dnt bother to drink when im thirsty
    lol, i dunno why but ur logic made me laugh If your piss is yellow u need to drink more fluid. Maybe a little yellowness is ok. if its clear its ok. If your dehydrated you might get headaches as well.
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    (Original post by Hibbsy)
    Don't take this the wrong way but,

    That looks a clinical cut & paste job!
    The second part is (it is in quotation amrks) the rest come from my quite deep knowledge of the subject.
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    (Original post by 2776)
    Wow, wait a moment, did you say a bruise? After an operation? Was it enar the site of the op?

    When I did my work exp, I had a person who had an angioplsty and he had a massive bruise/swelling in the location (similar to yours actually). Unfortunately he died during my 2 week in there, and it was due to the bruise.

    If it swelled up any more then I suggest getting ti drained off, or asking for advice. That man just died, just like that. Very sad.
    Always look on the bright side of life!!!
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    (Original post by iiikewldude)
    lol, i dunno why but ur logic made me laugh If your piss is yellow u need to drink more fluid. Maybe a little yellowness is ok. if its clear its ok. If your dehydrated you might get headaches as well.
    "It has to be the colour of a good Chardonnay" as I knew a SHO to mutter
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    (Original post by 2776)
    Wow, wait a moment, did you say a bruise? After an operation? Was it enar the site of the op?

    When I did my work exp, I had a person who had an angioplsty and he had a massive bruise/swelling in the location (similar to yours actually). Unfortunately he died during my 2 week in there, and it was due to the bruise.

    If it swelled up any more then I suggest getting ti drained off, or asking for advice. That man just died, just like that. Very sad.
    Ok now you have really scared me, it first noticed it when I first went to the toilt an hour after I woke up after the opp, I meant to mention it the nurses then but I kept feeling ill and forget to mention it. Its where the operation was ibut the surgeons would have been very near that area, its just a small 1cm round black mark. I am going to phone NHS direct though tomorrow just in case. I am not getting any pain or it or anything so Iam sure its nothing.
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    (Original post by 2776)
    The second part is (it is in quotation amrks) the rest come from my quite deep knowledge of the subject.
    Indeed, very knowledgeable.

    Are you a specialist by any chance?!
 
 
 
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