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Tingtwatter asks: Ever been on the receiving end of some quality health care? Tell us about it

(, Thu 11 Mar 2010, 11:49)
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oh and. when I got into A&E one time
I had a burst blood vessel in my nose - lost over a litre of blood before I even got into the ambulance. When I got into A&E they stuck me in a shittly little back room to bleed to death. When my parents arrived they got a nurse into the room who "plugged" my nose. She didn't speak English and looked and smelt like she was living on the street. The gauze she used was not the correct type which meant when they pulled it out again it ripped all the skin out of the inside of my nose and opened up the blood vessel again.
At this point I threw up over a pint of my own blood.

When I finally got to an ENT doctor he was pretty good but shocked at my state. They put a drip in me and shoved me in a little room with old people who screamed all night as they didn't know where they were.

I Fucking hate the NHS.

(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 19:38, 3 replies)
I had a burst blood vessel in my nose - I lost over a litre of blood before I even managed to ram some tissues up my nostrils. When I passed out it was in a shitty little bathroom where I could bleed to death.
(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 19:50, closed)
Also I'm not an expert on the subject
But "over a litre" plus "over a pint" sounds like a little under half the blood in an average human body. That's a seriously violent amount to lose through your nose/mouth, and very close to resulting in death by exsanguination. I think you should get onto the Guiness Book of Records for "most horrendous nosebleed".
(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 23:30, closed)
Shut up
Or I'll tell everyone the story about how you obtained a scar that made you look like Harry Potter, just when the books were getting fashionable.
(, Tue 16 Mar 2010, 18:22, closed)

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