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Admited for Gastroitist instead of asthma

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  • Posted By: PixieMischief
  • October 6, 2007
  • 06:13 AM

my misdiagnosis story lol

well I went to the er once gasping and weezing. clearly sever asthma attack. they admit me over night I look at my chart. Says GASTROITIST! I was like HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could have died if I hadnt checked and was treated for the wrong thing.

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  • haha. i have one similar. I was sent to the Er for what the college clinic thought was a perforated ulcer. They did an x-ray and sent me back to the dorm, said i was fine. Three days later I went to another ER in my hometown this time and they called for the x-ray films. My chart showed that i was admitted for pneumonia and my x-ray was clear. I could have died too if i had actually perforated my stomach! ( I only had seven bleed ulcers in my large intestines--thank god it wasn't deadly!)
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    • October 15, 2007
    • 07:25 PM
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