Gyne-HELP!VERY Concerned.. NEED ADVICE! - page 2

by Jellibum | 1,860 Views | 12 Comments

hi all, i need your help. i'm a nursing student and have little experience in gyne nursing but my mother has a problem that i'm worried sick over! my mother, aged 45+, has had vag bleeding for about 10 weeks now. the flow... Read More


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    Recently we had a teenager come through our hospital's ER dept with similar symtoms. Her mother came back to the L & D dept and talked to me several times because the ER staff and doc did not seem to take it seriously and she was furious wanting to know what should be done. When I contacted her family doctor, he told me that her condition wasn't "emergent" so that is why the ER responded in the manner that they did. Still, have a little compasson folks, you know? Anyway, I agree with everyone else, your mom needs to be seen by her gyn ASAP in the office, and fibroids could be a possible cause. I hope she is feeling better soon.
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    Quote from shel_wny
    poor thing! she also felt a lethargic and icky. at the bookstore we picked up a book for her called "what your doctor may not tell you about premenopause" by john lee et al.
    thanx shel, and others, who have given me renewed hope and determination to continue to find my mum a solution.
    since the first post, we've been to x4 er's and they've all stated that since the bleeding has been 'ongoing', they have sent her home to her family gp and told her make a gyne appointemnt.
    the earliest i can get her in anywhere is in 1 mth's time (and that's with pulling strings and calling in favours!)

    shell, was there anything that your mom did that helped ease the uncomfortableness of the whole ordeal? since i can't seem to do anything more for her at this stage - (other than doctor shopping to find one that will treat her with some more urgency!) - i just trying to keep her as comfortable as possible.

    well, i'll keep trying but i tell you emergency room waiting periods certainly do help in cutting down a good book! (or study)

    ~ jelli
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    Quote from jellibum
    thanx shel, and others, who have given me renewed hope and determination to continue to find my mum a solution.
    since the first post, we've been to x4 er's and they've all stated that since the bleeding has been 'ongoing', they have sent her home to her family gp and told her make a gyne appointemnt.
    the earliest i can get her in anywhere is in 1 mth's time (and that's with pulling strings and calling in favours!)

    shell, was there anything that your mom did that helped ease the uncomfortableness of the whole ordeal? since i can't seem to do anything more for her at this stage - (other than doctor shopping to find one that will treat her with some more urgency!) - i just trying to keep her as comfortable as possible.

    well, i'll keep trying but i tell you emergency room waiting periods certainly do help in cutting down a good book! (or study)

    ~ jelli
    you're very welcome. my mom took epsom salt baths at night and sipped hot tea to help comfort her and relax. she also took ibuprofen and that worked well for her. you might even try an epsom salt bath yourself after a hard day at work/school/taking care of the rugrats. it does wonders and truly takes any pain or soreness out of your body. just fill a bathtub with hot water and pour in a cup or two of epsom salt. the whole medical system here makes me furious. (why the heck i want to be a nurse i have no idea.) my husband is having some major problems with depression to such an extreme that he has been having thoughts of suicide. i called every single psychiatrist in the phone book and on an emergency basis i was told that they could squeeze me in the first week of september. i agreed and said it was a deal as long as he was still alive by then. grrrr. i'll stop before i really get started.
    hope those tips bring your mom a little bit of comfort.
    also, make sure that when you call around for an appt that you ask to be put on a waiting list so that if anyone cancels their appointment they can call you and you can rush your mom there. my husband is on a million waiting lists, not that it will do us any good but it made me feel a little bit better.

    shel
    Last edit by shel_wny on Aug 22, '04


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