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mistake on medical records

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 22, 2008
  • 02:46 PM

At the end of my first pregnancy 8 years ago (when I was 17), my amniotic fluids were leaking, and I went to the hospital multiple times over the next few days and was told the tests they took came back negative for amniotic fluids. After insisting for 3 days, they finally did an ultrasound and determined that my amniotic sac had ruptured. They attempted to induce me but I wouldn't dilate past 2 cm, so I got a c-section. After that, I had to receive a blood transfusion due to blood loss. Then my blood pressure began to rise and I became swollen (I was 132 when I came in pregnant, I was 140 after the c-section). They said I had toxemia. About a week later, I started having trouble breathing and the doctors discovered a blood clot in my lung. While reading the information on the blood thinners they were about to put me on, my vision started to blur and I had a horrible pain in my head, then everything went black. After I woke up, I was told I had 2 seizures back to back 10 minutes apart. I also had weird tunnel vision in one eye (very clear vision in center and blurry on the outside). After some tests, I was told that the seizures were caused by a white spot on my brain that was caused by a stroke, which was probably caused by another blood clot passing through my brain. I recovered completely, and went on to have 3 more children naturally. The strange thing is that there is nothing in my medical records about a stroke, and I just found out recently that my records said i had a protein c&s deficiency (blood clotting disorders), that I never knew about. But the weird part is that the doctor I have now retested me for those disorders, and my results came back normal. It all seem a little strange to me that there is information missing that should be there and stuff in there that should not. Any opinions on this?

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