on 30-04-2019 21:15
on 01-05-2019 06:48
I do know of some horror stories though - wife's sister had an ovarian cyst that was left for 9 months before they did anything. While removing it they knicked something else (not sure what) and has had to have 4 further surgeries to correct it.
I think there are good and bad points to the NHS. The front line staff (Dr's and nurses) are in the main simply fantastic. There will be the odd one or two that give others a bad name - for instance that chap off 24 hours from a couple of weeks ago!
01-05-2019 11:33 - edited 01-05-2019 11:34
Funny thing about researching a symptom is that there are lots of symptoms that are similar to one another!
Never would use online Dr.
I would never self-diagnose
I take my own Blood Pressure occasionally. (bought a machine)
If I'm not sure about something I use the Surgery's Pharmacist ~ she is always helpful, she is also experienced and will often say pop into see doc. We are now encouraged to ask our Pharmacist
she can also advise a hospital visit via the doc's appointment system. She is also available to take blood pressure test too. Very useful for advice.
We can use a telephone call with doc if necessary or
we can use a linked doc service outside surgery hours at our local hospital
this little hospital is local charity supported in many different ways (legacies, hospital shop in town, donations etc.) by the people in our Market Town and is a superb addition to our community ~ appointments made via own doc surgery. If worried can see a Doctor in a day.