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  • Still not a clear diagnosis....CT scan vs. colonoscopy

    KarenLL 1 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors February 13, 2012 10:47 PM

    Hello, well I will try to make this brief. I had laparoscopic surgery in August to remove endometriosis. They did remove adhesions (attached to colon) and small uterine fibroids along with the endo implants. Since September I have been in excrusciating pain (back pain, abdominal pain, pelvic...

  • What is Medical malpractice? This is a must read!

    AnnaMariaQQss 1 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors March 17, 2011 08:36 AM

    I am always sick. I was diagnosed with SLE (Lupus) in 2002 shortly after my son was born. At first while undergoing testing for Lupus I was devastated. After many different Dr. visits and tests It became evident that for me, Lupus could be maintained by a healthier life style and eating habits. I...

  • What is Medical malpractice? This is!

    AnnaMariaQQss 0 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors March 17, 2011 08:10 AM

    I am always sick. I was diagnosed with SLE (Lupus) in 2002 shortly after my son was born. At first while undergoing testing for Lupus I was devastated. After many different Dr. visits and tests It became evident that for me, Lupus could be maintained by a healthier life style and eating habits. I...

  • my story

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors February 18, 2011 11:59 PM

    When I was eight i had my first wrong diagnoses. I had severe lower abdominal pain. My parents brought me to the ER and I had an emergengy appendectomy. Turns out it was a lymph node that had become enflamed. For the next 20 years I had endless stomach issues. Most of the time my complaints...

  • The Worst 4 months of my life - Clostridium Difficile

    keanhe 3 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors October 22, 2010 06:07 AM

    Hello everyone...On November 3rd, 2010, I'll be diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This, of course, is not the correct diagnosis, but my doctors have tried.This all started in January of this year.I had a "special" piercing down there (silly 18 yr old boy stuff, I'm now 20) that even after...

  • Its Been Interesting To Say It Nicely...

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors August 30, 2010 03:55 PM

    My first semi major illness that was misdiagnosed was endometriosis(Sorry about the spelling). I first started showing symptoms within a year of my first monthly cycle(It was a week after my tenth birthday that I got my first period). I would have such sever pain every time I had my period that I...

  • flushing, fainting, diarrhea, and IBS - puzzle solved

    wildmonkeys1 8 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors June 12, 2010 06:04 PM

    I went through years of counseling for conversion disorder and somatoform.My health complains were: flushing, fainting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and IBS. I had also been diagnosed with orthstatic hypotension (tachycardia arrhythmia & low bp). Carcinoid Cancer is a very rare form of cancer and...

  • Chest, back, abdominal pain, head burns, lots of weird symptoms along with it...

    frustrated75 12 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors February 12, 2010 06:44 PM

    I'll try to make this as short as I can. I am a 34 year old women who has been in pain for at least 15 years now. I have chest, back, abdominal pains as well as pains in my head and sensations of my face going numb, numbness and tingling in my arms/hands and legs/feet. Sometimes I get lightheaded...

  • my wrong diagnosis journey

    mermaid 1 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors December 29, 2009 11:17 AM

    I have many illnesses. I have some major problems of misdiagnosis along the way that have impacted my life.In 1991, I had a D&C for what the doctor thought was a miscarriage. He did not read the path report. For three weeks I continued to have bleeding and severe pain. Five doctors saw me and...

  • Severe abdominal pain, doc says pain is normal?

    kewltink 6 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors July 28, 2009 01:12 AM

    I am a 14-year-old female. I've been having some wierd problems lately, all coming from my abdomen. First, my period last month was 10 days late. I'm a virgin, so I know that I'm not pregnant.Then, we went to Canada about a week ago, and I started having these sharp, stabbing pains in my entire...

  • Army Wife misdiagnosed for years

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors June 1, 2009 06:14 AM

    We were stationed at Ft. Campbell in 2001. I started having stomach pain in 2005. I was taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Hosp. E.R. with severe abdominal pain, and fever. I was diagnosed with being constipated and given laxatives and sent home. This went on for about a year, when, in 2006...

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  • misdiagnosis on a strangulated venrtal hernia

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors April 28, 2009 02:09 PM

    Hi, I have a question about a condition that my mother has had. She was overweight. About 5 foot tall & around 260 pounds (her stomach was big & swollen) & 63 years old. In the past few weeks she was having abdominal pain. Her stomach was making Hunger type noise, but they we so loud, you could...

  • Daughter died after multiple misdiagnosis

    Anonymous 14 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors March 9, 2009 10:51 AM

    Since 2002 at age 13 my daughter had joint pain in her hips that doctors decided were "growing pains." Later they got severe enough that sometimes she would miss school because it hurt to walk. Many x-rays later, there was still no diagnosis. In the meantime, she also began having terrible...

  • Ovarian Cyst Misdiagnosis

    Wintersky 0 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors March 6, 2009 11:25 AM

    Here's my story. I went to my A/E department in April 2007 with severe lower left-sided abdominal pain. I intially thought i'd just caught a stomach bug as i'd been sick a couple of times, but the pain didn't go away, and was excruciating - like nothing i'd ever experinced before. So i ended up in...

  • Talk about misdiagnosis!

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors February 16, 2009 04:19 AM

    I hardly know where to start. In the summer of 1986, I developed conjunctivitis. Within a few days I started losing weight, and had pain in my knees. I go to an Internist. He clears up the eyes, but is puzzled by the weight loss and joint pain. After several visits, he decides to check my...

  • Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosed

    bmkbrandi 2 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors July 24, 2008 05:11 PM

    I went to the hospital on June 28, 2008 with severe abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. I had taken a positive pregnancy test on May 27, 2008, so I knew I was pregnant when I went to the hospital. There were many ultrasounds ran and the first doctor told me that I had an ectopic pregnancy. They...

  • help..

    geeman1st 2 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors May 2, 2008 02:46 AM

    hi, i have a problem, i think it might be an std or some sort, i've been having some abdominal pain following with some other symptons like, low grade fever, lower back heat, joint pain include my neck. please help me if you have any idea what might be wrong.

  • 27 y.o. with agonizing abdominal pain and swelling

    Spanishflair 2 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors March 8, 2008 11:49 AM

    I'm grateful to anyone who might have suggestions. I am 27 years old and for the last 3 years I have run the gammut of tests and prescription drugs to try and find relief from chronic debilitating pain and bloating. GI docs have performed 2 EGT's, a colonoscopy, an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan,...

  • "Ovarian cyst" diagnosis leads to ruptured appendix

    murphyslaw7 13 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors January 28, 2008 07:25 AM

    My family doctor assured me that it was nothing to worry about...ovarian cysts are very common and often go away on their own. I sat in the office partially relieved that it was "just a cyst" that had been causing all my abdominal pain for the last few months. But something inside of me told me it...

  • Lupus

    Anonymous 9 Replies
    Posted in: Medical Errors December 26, 2007 12:21 AM

    My wife was diagnosed with Lupus just a few days before Christmas after 7 years of "wandering" and "wondering" what was going on.In late 1999, her primary care physician, a soccer mom doctor in Topeka KS incorrectly diagnosed her "chest pain" as pleuresy. Then later in 2000, after "months" of...