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have you been to one? what are they like?
They're alright. Prefer them to a real GP surgery.
Which was handy as I had appendicitis.
When I saw the nurse and she was like you have appendicitis and I was desperately trying to convince her I didn't she was like *Mr LLB, 26 year old white males statistically don't come to hospital unless something is pretty wrong*
And I was like *I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS THE HOSPITAL I THOUGHT IT WAS A WALK IN CENTRE*
went to the big hospital in whitechapel's minor injuries unit, which it turns out is just a extra bit of a+e. Was weird, thought it would be summat else.
I didn't have a GP and I had a suspected bladder infection so I kind of had to. Waited for ages, saw a miserable scot who laughed at me until he got the results back of me peeing in a pot. He then scoffed at my pennicillin allergy as if I was somehow making it up. I now have a GP, life is much better.
would be quite keen to know if my what's wrong with my hand before then.
be prepared to wait aaaaaaaaaaages though, take a good book.
and waited over an hour at both, possibly over 2 hours.
for the bants.
They misdiagnosed me and I had to take a pointless course of antibiotics.
both times i was seen immediately, well within about 15 mins and then i was on my way. go there if you can.
i assume they just sent you to a+e with a borked elbow though? That shit must've hurt.
they went me up to x-ray and then gave me an appointment to see the...specialist?...or something the next day.
if you're able to get yourself there, you don't need to go to A+E
i ain't gonna cark it or owt. Would just rather get this sorted asap as it's becoming a pain the behind.
they'll be bugger all people there except for the inevitable regulars. obvs dont go after work or like on a friday night or sutin.
might just case the joint instead.
We can probably sort this out here and now.
How are your stools?
zxcvbnm will be along shortly with a diagnosis.
Playing cricket last year, I smacked my head and split my eyebrow.
I thought at the time I probably should've gone to the hospital (as I felt pretty out of it for a while afterwards), but we were away so didn't bother.
Went the pharmacy the next day and was advised steri-strips would do the job. They didn't, and the gash seemed to be getting bigger.
After a few days I went to the drop in centre and was told off in a mothery fashion by the nurse for not getting it looked at sooner.
they'll do that though.
red eyes, sprained ankles, that kinda stuff gets triaged into Minors on arrival. I had some shifts there last week, the real doctor let me suture a guy's head up, it was way cool.
So yeah in summary if you turn up they might let medical students loose on you and then god knows what might happen.
i worked in bolton a+e for a bit with a similar set up + a resus area, imagine it's similar in cov. Just don't want to turn up with something that isn't worth taking up a+e's time with, so just wanted to see hwat people make of the MIU/WiC places.
How's it going btw? Fancy diagnosing a hand injury as practice :P
how did you injure it? Where does it hurt? Is it red/hot/swollen? What movements can you do and not do? Is the sensation in your hand normal?
...and lastly, post a picture of your hand :D
it was hurt before but feels distinctly worse since then (last thurs). Hurts at the base of the right thumb/wrist when you apply pressure to it and if you push the wrist down (e.g. from flat out liek this http://www.allweirdthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/boygluehand.jpg to something like this http://woofie3.pixiq.com/files/cache/bwd11_620x486.jpg and especially when it's pushed back further with pressure)
Not red or hot to my eyes. Sensation's different to usual, just a bit achy but a sharp pain/tightness when i try to move thumb. ROM not down much, maybe a little bit on my thumb if i dry to point it to my little finger.
I'll post one in a bit. It's a pretty boring hand.
sore wrist/thumb thing.
they'll defo want to X-ray that. Could just be bruising but might be a scaphoid fracture.
Out of interest though, do this: hold your hand out with your palm down, move your thumb up towards the ceiling a bit so you can see a tendon stick out, and then press in the little hollow at the base of your thumb. If that's really sore, it's probably a scaphoid.
done the hand/ceiling thing and it doesn't hurt, so hopefully just a bit bruised. Thanks for yr help!
let us know the outcome, it's always good practice to follow up a case :P
had an ongoing sinus problem, was bunged up and had to sniff/blow my nose constantly for months. had one of those nose spray things which say on the bottle you should see a doctor if it doesn't subside within a certain amount of time.
the person I saw basically thought that i was making everything up for some reason. asked me really sneering questions and tried to catch me out and trip me up about everything i said. in the end she said that i should go out and get another brand of nasal spray. i asked isn't it just the same drug/active ingredient though? she said no they're all different that's why they've got different names (in a: wow what a stupid question kind of a way). went and asked a pharmacist about this and it was complete bollocks they're all exactly the same.
When are you supposed to go to them instead of your doctors? And/or why doesn't everyone go to them instead of the doctors?
affording more time for proper ill dudes.
Also if you're aware from your doc (like on hols or summat) and need prompt medical advice it's pretty cool.
And you have a 2 day old wound from an operation you need re bandaging they also come in great help