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david small | 17:27 Tue 06th Jul 2021 | Body & Soul
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I had a phone call from the doctors surgery informing me that the results from the CT scan were in. The scan revealed something, I don’t know what, but it was marked non-urgent. Consequently as non urgent I am told to be at home on the 22nd of July for a telephone call in the afternoon from one of the four doctors at our surgery.

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are you feeling better?
Thats a longtime to wait for a result.......I would complain to the GP.
Unacceptable in my opinion.
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Still coughing for England, and breathless. I thank you for your response.
I too would want to know what’s going on. That’s too long to wait.
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Thank you all. The receptionist was quite adamant that as it was marked non urgent, that was that.
How does that sort of refusal stand with your right to see your medical record? Just a thought.
David, have they any idea what it is? Maybe inhalers might help in the meantime?
Non urgent is at least encouraging but one would think some treatment to alleviate your symptoms in the interim would be a good idea.
i wonder if you have a pleural effusion - the kind of thig that gets better on ots own if it doesnt need draining.
I would go to the surgery and ask for a copy of the results, say you have arranged a second opinion
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Thank you everyone, I appreciate your feedback.
That's an inordinately long time to wait in order to get the results of a test. Here in Ontario, we can access any test results on-line as soon as they are ready. And more importantly we can read the doctor's interpretation of them.
Par for the course in the NHS. I waited 3+ weeks to find out if I had melanoma. I know that I would have heard quickly if it was, but people do get lost in the system and it does make you worry. In that time I received two letters that arrived 2+ weeks after they were actually typed up. How long does it take to press 'Print', put it in an envelope and send it to somebody? That's the public sector for you.
Portugal we are given a time and day to pick up results then take them to the doctor
I think David is in UK? I would try econsult or call. If that doesn't work, try 111 in out of hours time. I appreciate, and am glad, it isn't seen as "urgent". A good sign.
However, feeling short of oxygen, is never "not urgent" and there should be something to help you meanwhile.
I should qualify my post of 1951 by saying we might have to wait for a few days to read the doctor's interpretation. For example, last Tuesday I had hematology and biochemistry tests done, and I read the results on Wednesday; however, I had to wait until Monday to view the doctor's interpretation.
David as pixie suggested do an econsult, in our surgery they are looked at constantly through the day. All of them are put on as phone consults, and a doctor will look at them, and contact each patientin turn. Breathing difficulties and shortness of breath should raise a red flag within the econsult itself. In my opinion the receptionist was wrong not to give you an earlier appointment. If you are able ring in the morning and request a phone consult with a doctor I would do this as well. Whilst our surgery won't normally see anyone before a phone (or e) consult, the doctors can (and regularly do) bring a patient into the surgery for a face to face appointment (normally on the same day).
Thanks for the feedback, sorry you have such a long wait for the results.

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