Originally Posted by Benesyed
We almost never miss appendicitis though. You get an ultrasound in the Ed if suspected
. Drives up costs but shifts 98% to 99.999%.
That seems somewhat standard. The problem here is that they didn't ask for an ultrasound the first time I went to ED. So they fucked up. The system didn't fuck up, the ED doctors did.
Originally Posted by skeen7908
Who is we?
Ultrasouns has a sensitivity of ~85% for appendicitisObviously to go two months without perforating he had a lowgrade chronic appendicitis which would be harder to detect
Unless it had perforated and walled off already by the time he had the US in which case it can be very difficult to identify on US need a CT
Well ultrasound is what detected it.
1. I went to hospital 2 months ago. Peed in the cup and they found that I didn't have a UTI or an STD??? At that point they said they thought I'd been doing too many crunches or something. Didn't do an ultrasound or CT.
2. Went to my GP as I was still in pain.
3. Sent to get an ultrasound which took 6 weeks to book.
4. As soon as they saw the ultrasound they send me straight back to ED with the results.
Surely in ED the first time I should have got the ultrasound or CT immediately? I mean I'm no doctor but I had severe pain in the lower right abdomen...kinda screams appendicitis to me but again I'm no doctor.