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User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

I know I should really call a doctor for this, but my GP is on vacation, and I just came home from hospital, so I decided to try here first as this could very well be a minor issue...

Well, like mentioned - I just returned home from hospital. I was there for abdominal pains (uterine infection) and this has nothing to do with my problem.

At the hospital, they took blood tests (of course), and it was all fine and dandy. After a couple of hours however, my elbow started getting sore. They took the blood from the vein on the inner side of my elbow, so I didn't really think much of it. She had a bit of trouble finding the vein, but this is nothing new as my vein tend to hide themselves whenever I need bloodtests taken... and I've had bloodtests taken billions of times before, but I've never had this problem.

However, as I woke up this morning, my elbow was swollen and hurt like heck. It still does, and I'm currently typing with my left hand as my right elbow hurts too much to move. I'm not talking the area where she took the bloodtest, but the joint itself. The area where she stuck in the needle has a small bruise, but looks fine otherwise.
Also, my wrist is sore. and a bit swollen as well (not as sore/swollen as the elbow though) and it feels as if my shoulder is acting up too (though, I have a feeling it's because I can't relax my muscles when it hurts this much).

I'm on opiods for ovarian cysts, but I can still feel the pains through this, so it must be pretty bad. I've done NOTHING to strain the arm and make it hurt like this apart from the blood test.

Is it something I need to bother another doctor with or should I just bear with it and wait till my GP returns?

Appreciate your help  Smile

[Edited 2007-10-05 09:42:33]


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4722 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

So basically you cannot move it (because of the pain), painkillers don't help. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU STILL DOING HERE?

Go find a doctor or at least call another one to see what they say.



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User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

I agree - please get yourself treatment, as soon as possible. I'm no expert, but it might be another infection, and with your immune system already busy on the other one I would definitely not take any chances. Infections can get really bad and move quickly.

Hey, we just want to keep you around alive and well - we're just selfish here!


User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Thanks - I'll call one first thing in the morning if it's still acting weird - right now, we only have the emergency room available, and as my fever is still going down and there's nothing that screams "infection!".

I was hoping I could wait till monday at least  sigh  But heck... that's what they get paid for, them doctors... Big grin

Thanks.  Smile



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 3):
hoping I could wait till monday at least

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I am NOT in the medical business, but years ago worked for a company which did the airfreight for the Turkish Consulate General, with "human remains" on an almost weekly basis, and the "work attache" being a good acquaintance and many doctors and undertakers as contacts. I heard from many doctors that your nation is almost addicted to NOT going to the doctors until it is too late and the attache unluckily and sadly confirmed it. So, up you go please !  Sad  Wow!  pray   yes   yes 


User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 4):
Reply 4

I'm not actually of Turkish nationality. I've just been flying back and forth between Denmark and Marmaris the past three months that I could as well be living there, so I've set my flag to the Turkish one.  Wink

I'm Danish. Not that I think we're better at going to the doctor. Because I know I'm pretty bad at it, at least.  Sad



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User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 927 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting Kunoichi (Thread starter):
Well, like mentioned - I just returned home from hospital. I was there for abdominal pains (uterine infection) and this has nothing to do with my problem

But you decided to tell us why??? This brings back memories.

Quoting Kunoichi (Thread starter):
However, as I woke up this morning, my elbow was swollen and hurt like heck. It still does, and I'm currently typing with my left hand as my right elbow hurts too much to move. I'm not talking the area where she took the bloodtest, but the joint itself. The area where she stuck in the needle has a small bruise, but looks fine otherwise.
Also, my wrist is sore. and a bit swollen as well (not as sore/swollen as the elbow though) and it feels as if my shoulder is acting up too (though, I have a feeling it's because I can't relax my muscles when it hurts this much).

I'm on opiods for ovarian cysts, but I can still feel the pains through this, so it must be pretty bad. I've done NOTHING to strain the arm and make it hurt like this apart from the blood test.

Is it something I need to bother another doctor with or should I just bear with it and wait till my GP returns?

Hey... if you cant type, why are you here? Go to A&E just like others do and sort it out.



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2915 times:

Taking a shot in the dark here, but if you just had blood drawn, and now the same arm in which the blood was drawn now hurts like hell, I'd be leaning towards a blood clot...which can be fatal.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Like all others, I'd recommend seeing someone ASAP (urgent care or the ER) because if your arm hurts that badly after a blood draw, it's probably not from a typical bruising.

User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting Kunoichi (Thread starter):
Is it something I need to bother another doctor with or should I just bear with it and wait till my GP returns?

Don't be like my mother, who is in unbearable pain and still won't go to the ER. If Ibuprofen and ice doesn't work, then it's time to take advantage of that great European healthcare system. No point living with the pain.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Go to the emergency room as quickly as you can, choose the best hospital around where you are.
Don't delay!  wideeyed 



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User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Thanks so much people - I called the doctor and he prescribed some (more) antibiotics as my infection-numbers went up since yesterday, so he was pretty sure it was an infection.  Smile I was told to go to my GP tomorrow if the problem persists.

At the moment, my shoulder is worst off for some reason... my chest and neck hurts from it as well, but the opioids take most of the pain. I'm kind of weirded out by this (but it's my right arm/side of the chest/etc, so I'm not worried about heart problems, thankfully). :/

Well, onto my GP tomorrow I guess...

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 6):
But you decided to tell us why??? This brings back memories.

 rotfl  Maybe because people would ask eventually and because it would help getting an answer to my question? Nah. Must be attentionwhoring...  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2776 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 6):
But you decided to tell us why??? This brings back memories.



Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 6):

Hey... if you cant type, why are you here? Go to A&E just like others do and sort it out.



Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 11):
Maybe because people would ask eventually and because it would help getting an answer to my question? Nah. Must be attentionwhoring...

 duck  BATTLE STATIONS!  boxedin 

Just kidding, I hope your arm feels better. The only injury Ive ever had to my arm was a compound fracture, bone was a inch out of my skin. Nasty stuff.  Wink



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User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting KPDX (Reply 12):
BATTLE STATIONS!

It's been quiet for a bit over a year, I was expecting something like that.  Silly

Quoting KPDX (Reply 12):
Just kidding, I hope your arm feels better. The only injury Ive ever had to my arm was a compound fracture, bone was a inch out of my skin. Nasty stuff.

 eek  that certainly sounds quite a bit worse than this.  crazy 

But it's doing better, thanks.  Smile Still pretty painful, but no swelling, so there's nothing to worry about. Big grin



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User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 927 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 13):
But it's doing better, thanks. Still pretty painful, but no swelling, so there's nothing to worry about.

Phew thank goodness for that.. You got me worried there for a bit..........



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User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 14):
Phew thank goodness for that.. You got me worried there for a bit..........

We all get that you don't care by now, so why don't you just stop replying?  Confused



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

I just never get asking for medical advice online from a bunch of plane spotters? It can't actually help and if you look at how things turned out, you did go see your GP in the end.

Wasn't this just a waste of time for you?

Quoting Kunoichi (Thread starter):
I'm on opiods for ovarian cysts, but I can still feel the pains through this, so it must be pretty bad.

I have a friend who also has this. It's quite upsetting.



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User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 16):
I just never get asking for medical advice online from a bunch of plane spotters? It can't actually help and if you look at how things turned out, you did go see your GP in the end.

Wasn't this just a waste of time for you?

This is one of few forums I'm on, thus, one of the only places I could go to ask - I didn't ask for specific medical advice, but whether people thought I should go to the doctor right away or not, as my GP is on holiday until monday and I just returned home from hospital. I wanted to wait, but people told me to call ASAP, so I did. I have a terrible habit of not going to the doctor when I need to, so I figured it'd be a good idea to ask what people think - even if these people are just a bunch of aerogeeks. Big grin Waste of time? Probably... but it helped me make up my mind, so I'm okay with it.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 16):
I have a friend who also has this. It's quite upsetting.

Sorry about your friend. It's painful as hell. Hope she gets the same/similar pain relief as I do and aggressive treatment to make it more bearable.

[Edited 2007-10-06 09:09:42]


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

OK....so here's a good rule of thumb.

If you're hurting so badly, or otherwise out of sorts, that you feel that you should ask the group of airplane spotters for medical advice then you should immediately head for the nearest reputable medical facility and ask them instead.

If you want sympathy or commiseration for a loss, then your friends whereever they are, are a good source for that.

But don't get mad at people who scold you for being either silly or seeking attention when you are publicly looking in the cupboard for the milk thats in the fridge.

Hope your arm gets better, I know how much an infection can hurt.



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User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 18):
Reply 18

I was asking for people's opinions as I really didn't think it was so bad at the time (I've had worse pains and still been told to wait till my GP returned). My family was out, my GP on vacation, and I had just come from a building full of doctors, and I didn't want to bother another doctor if it wasn't necessary as it's a pretty difficult process to see another doctor than your general physician in this part of the country, and you're told not to do this unless it's an emergency.
Had people told me to just suck it up till monday, I would have. I've often been told by doctors to do so if my GP has been away and I've been calling them about something, and why get this message from a doctor if you could have helped it? I've had my fair share of doctor's visits, and if I can help it, I'd rather avoid another one.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

I understand that you're tired of doctors, but that doesn't change the fact that asking a group of people online (even if they say they're doctors you don't know they are, nor do you know if they're crazed christian scientists or luddites who believe you should never see a doctor) whether you should see a doctor is silly at best.

Going online with such silliness, and getting upset that people are posting in a way that ranges from gentle chiding to openly mocking you for it, is less than really really smart.

If something is wrong with you then go get help. If you can't get your own doctor go get another doctor. If you're in a socialist medicine country then avail yourself of the emergency room doctors regardless of the waiting time necessary. Asking a group online for medical advice is seriously ridiculous. Unless you're just looking for attention or sympathy when it's just sort of sad. Just tell us you're depressed and you'll have plenty of support. That's not that silly, and it's smarter than asking for medical advice from total strangers.

Airline advice, travel advice, dating advice, non-life threatening stuff....sure....it can't hurt any worse than asking your other friends. Medical, legal and accounting advice is generally best sought from professionals.

Your lookout......I'm just saying since you replied with a defence of your course of action.



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User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 20):
Going online with such silliness, and getting upset that people are posting in a way that ranges from gentle chiding to openly mocking you for it, is less than really really smart.

I assume you're referring to the way I spoke to Speedbirdie. If this is the case, I'm simply responding in such manner because this person has a habit of writing in the exact same tone as you saw above to about every post she sees me make. It was a general statement, not a specific reply to that specific post.

Either way, I don't feel I have to defend anything - and I don't think it's stupid to ask for advice when my life isn't at stake and I just feel bad about bothering the doctors unless it's absolutely necessary.  Smile



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User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1375 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Don't you have a tele help/health in Denmark. You could call them and get advice.

This is a telehealth link of Ontario. I'm not sure if they will respond to a foreign call, but I think it gives an idea of some kind of similar service that may be available in your country.
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/...gram/telehealth/telehealth_mn.html

[Edited 2007-10-06 10:58:08]

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 18):
If you're hurting so badly, or otherwise out of sorts, that you feel that you should ask the group of airplane spotters for medical advice then you should immediately head for the nearest reputable medical facility and ask them instead.

You should probably ask for a head examination as well  Smile



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User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

The nearest facility is 30 mins by car away and we don't have tele helplines.  Smile


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