Susan Posted December 30, 2016 Share Posted December 30, 2016 Hi Sophie I was unsure what to say to you in my post last night as I did not want to worry you too much so I am glad that lots of others have joined in. Like Sarah I don't understand why the A&E consultant did not send you to the neuro unit straight away. Like Sarah I was also misdiagnosed so I felt uneasy when I read your post. My own situation is that I did not present to A&E until the 4th day after my SAH (I'd spoken to a nurse on the 1st day on 111 but had not received very good advice). Although my neurosurgeon told me later that the bleed was clearly visible on the CT scan, it was read as negative in A&E and I was sent home. The A&E doctor had told me that the CT scan was 95% accurate (it is actually much less accurate than this after 3 days) and that he did not recommend a lumbar puncture as I seemed quite well. I did eventually get diagnosed by lumbar puncture a couple of days later but even that almost did not happen as doctors were humming and harring over whether I needed one. So it is worth remembering that doctors are not infallible. When I read your post I thought about what I would do if my 24 year old son was in your predicament. I know that I would have to push and push until I got the answers that satisfied me that everything was in hand and was being dealt with in the correct manner. As others have said, if you are worried get yourself back to A&E and try to get all your worries addressed. Xx 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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