I’m 65. Thanksgiving I fell head-over-heels down a 12-15 ft steep hiking trail hitting boulders and such. Carried out of mountain trail. Xrayed head to knee. No broken bones but lumps, bumps and blood. :) A miracle.
http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/icons/icon3.gif I was cautioned by staff at emergency clinic hospital to look into other findings that were pointed out to me. Calcifications that appeared in brain and abdomen soft tissue were present and not as a result of accident.
A week later I returned to home town and related accident to HMO doctor. He thought I was there to show off bruises. After his dismissive behavior I asked him about looking at Xrays which he said that he didn’t do. I proceeded to tell him of cautions the emergency room doctor had related to me and made a point of giving me the xrays to take with me on my return, pointing out the exact locations of the calcifications and mentioning these were in the soft tissue.
Subsequent CTs revealed calcifications of pineal gland and a cyst on my right ovary. http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/icons/icon4.gif This is news to me since I don’t have any female organs and haven’t had for almost 30 years. The location of the pineal gland is not the location of the three spots in brain that I was cautioned about.
Reluctance by HMO radiologist to compare outside x-rays with prior x-rays is puzzling. CT evidently did not show what was revealed by ER X-rays. If what is going on in my brain is going on in my abdomen, then it seems to me that a cause would be best found. I’m told that calcifications are normal sometimes in blood vessels and arteries. At least I am still walking and talking. I don’t drive because of unsteadyness.
Am I wrong in insisting that these brain spots be taken seriously? They are about the size of a large green pea. If they were in a brain circulatory system wouldn’t I have some major problems? Since they are all in the same proximity there is bound to be something going on.
At least the OBGYN is not taking the abdominal findings so lightly. A few months back the abdominal spots were present on ER xrays taken when a bout of food poisoning occurred. The ER at that time either did not relay/or my HMO doctor took no look at findings. :mad: None of the results were given to me. Food poisoning was my diagnosis and no mention otherwise.
The medical professionals at my HMO are napping at my expence in my opinion.