My Very First Experience In Laboratory Scan

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That hot day (literally and figuratively). The tension was there in my chest and that of my mother's. We had come close to the moment of realisation of what had been wrong with the left side of my stomach. It started out as a regular pull then got intense over the months. Hospital tests and we were asked to do a scan. You know the kind of thoughts that run through your mind when you're asked to a scan? Yea it was brutal up here in my small head.

The day came, and I and my mum got to the reception of the ultra sound studio. We met a saucy receptionist who lacked zero welcoming skills. She asked for my name, age and all, and told me to help myself with a glass of water from the dispenser, because I had to be pressed (my bladder had to be full) so they could really see what was up. I drank a little and continued to drink, thinking I'd be out of there in no time.

Oh yes! I got pressed really pressed, then an hour went by, I couldn't focus on the TV no more, I started looking around, noticing the people around me, young kids, adults and a girl whom they helped walk in because of the deteriorating health. My mum noticed my worry and I told her"I can still hold it for a little while" And then I did, I held it then I felt my eyes swelling out of its sockets. Then they called us in to the room, by that time I'm sure I must have been swollen with pee. I could hardly think and couldn't bear the sight of water.

The man in charge, yes! The man In charge, it kinda made me feel uncomfortable because I probably wouldn't like the places he'd touch. Anyways, he told a person at the computer to enter some details, muttered some words I couldn't understand. I watched my mother fret  on the stool she sat on.

He  put a really cold substance on my pelly and told me to pull my pants down just a little bit. He used a stick thingy to roll the liquid up and down my belly, told me to move a little, to describe the pain and how it started. I remember blabbing some rubbish but all that was on my mind was to pee, I needed to pee badly! Luckily for me the man noticed the yearn to pee in my eyes, like I was begging to offer him money if he had let me pee.

Then he asked me to go pee a little that if I let everything out he'd have to start the process again, my mum looked at me and asked if I was going to be able to I didn't even answer as I dashed out and ran to the bathroom, and another common issue, my belt! It's like it knew my pain and wanted to mock me, my belt got stuck and when I let it off, I let it all off, a tap it kept pouring, felt like the best moment of my life I wanted to pour it all out but I remembered the instructions. But atlas! I was relieved just a little. I went back in and finished my test.

The funny part of the whole story isn't even because of the pee and the water drinking. It's the fact that in the end, the scan studio gave me a wrong diagnosis.

Do you have any hospital stories you'd like to share?

My very first experience in laboratory scan - By OWOLABI Ayodeji - 2019-09-22 07:30:40

You can never be diagnosed sure of what is wrong with you in Nigeria hospital. In fact to be health sure, you have to do it repeatly without number. Otherwise, one will be having head ache and treating for stomach ache. I never trust Nigeria public hospital.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Austin Chinedu - 2019-09-22 08:23:59

I want to hospital I feel very sick and due process is taking after many texts and check up I was put on drip and there started treatment at once I waited for the doctor finally the doctor arrived and I want to his office after much big English wish i did not understand but finally he told my that my problem is that I need to rest, I ask him so all this big English is simply that I needed rest..

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Holo runzei - 2019-09-22 08:51:30

Well mine is taking care of my sister at the hospital, well everything is owl until i lost a form called NHIS 

With that form u only need to pay 10% of any thing u buy at that hospital including d bills also. I had to go through alot of stress to get back the form. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Amidat Akinniyi - 2019-09-22 08:59:21

I had same experience too years ago. I was felt a pull in my stomach. I went to the hospital and I was told to go for a scan. I went there, but I wasn't as pressed as you are ☺️. In the end, the doctor concluded that there's nothing wrong with me and gave me some drugs.

But the funny thing is I still experience the pain and I noticed that it gets intense when I get myself stressed.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Arowona Muhammed - 2019-09-22 09:14:43

The day I had my first scan was in 2013. I've been having this stomach ache for a long thinking it is appendix. On getting there the doctor did the scan and found out it is ulcer. Since then I've been nursing ulcer. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Ayodele-olorunfemi Praise - 2019-09-22 09:26:23

Mine was quite funny. I had a side  abdominal pains. Most of us including the doctor thought I had appendicitis, so I went for a scan. On the day of the scan I did the whole process of drinking water, getting pressed e.t.c.

Just after I entered the scan room still  feeling the pains. The woman kept the stuff near my lower stomach at the side to check if I have appendicitis, after checking only to find out I don't even have an appendix. It was so funny, you need to see the look on the woman's face, she did the scan repeatedly and still found out I didn't have an appendix. It was so funny

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Victor Oladele - 2019-09-22 09:30:23

Ol boy, I'm so sorry you had to go through that. I think hospitals need to start giving reimbursements for doing wrong diagnosis and all. All these can be really painful 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Frank Edward - 2019-09-22 09:42:05

Back then when i was really ill, I was taken to a hospital for treatment  ohh God the doctor really confirmed the through meaning of problem because before string enters my body at least four would have already been damaged in trial to inject  

Actually i can't remember much because this happened like twelve years ago but one thing i can't forget is that i cried my life out, it wasn't an experience someone would want to experience again. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Mofolu Ayo - 2019-09-22 11:29:48

Doctors ehn, I had asthma but it was not officially diagnosed, I went to a clinic and they said it was t asthma just cold, the asthma later got worse and I couldn't breathe when I was rushed to another hospital and they had to put me on oxygen and then later a nebulizer, they asked why I didn't come to get officially diagnosed since and in my mind I was like 'no be your people' lol. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Anthony Onyekachi - 2019-09-22 11:38:00

Wow,  I never pray to go true that again in my life because to me it's between life and death I was diagonise of heart problem but later on the doctor discovered they made a wrong diagnosis..before then I have spent a lot den and av gone thorough pains. but I thank God am still alive

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Anthony Onyekachi - 2019-09-22 11:38:12

Wow,  I never pray to go true that again in my life because to me it's between life and death I was diagonise of heart problem but later on the doctor discovered they made a wrong diagnosis..before then I have spent a lot den and av gone thorough pains. but I thank God am still alive

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Idi Grace - 2019-09-22 12:24:17

This happened when I was in school I came down with typhoid and malaria and it persisted despite the medication I took. I had to rush home on getting to the hospital the doctor saw me crying because of the way I was feeling my head was about to break into two, and said I should be admitted. I stayed at the reception for the nurse to give us a room and they were just lazing around I spent like an our there I just started crying cos I couldn't wait for them to start treatment cos I needed releave from that sickness badly. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Timilehin Babalola - 2019-09-22 12:40:58

Well thank God it was a wrong diagnosis because if the diagnosis was right,there is a large possiblity of you going through for surgery,but on the issue of that woman not welcoming,that is not a new issues because most people experience these on a  daily basis.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Abdulrasak Ibrahim - 2019-09-22 12:45:49

It's a day I can never forget in my life, on that faithful day I have a swollen stomach that I can walk and breathe very well, and I was rushed to one small hospital in our community, on getting there they said the doctor is not around that a nurse will attend to me not knowing that its just an auxiliary nurse, I was given like 10 injection 2drip but still its has no changes in me than it worsen my condition, not until the doctor came and gave me just a medicine and an hour time I start coming back to life, if not because for the doctor I don't know where I'll be now. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Maureen Okoh - 2019-09-22 12:52:45

Honestly I can relate, I had a similar experience some weeks back, I wasn't sick but went for follicle tracking (ovulation scan) I was asked to drink water which I did, before my turn I became very pressed, so I hold myself and when it eventually got to my turn, I was asked to go and reduce the urine in my bladder because the urine is too full.

So I did and I finished my scan and went home with my result.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Gentle Friday - 2019-09-22 13:36:50

There was this other story that someone went for laboratory scan on the chest. The scan result was that there is a live cockroach in the patient's chest which leads to the patient travelling overseas for treatment. On reaching there it was discover that there's nothing like that that the live cockroach was in the scan machine not in the chest of the patient.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Emmanuel Obazee - 2019-09-22 14:03:49

that's Nigerian hospital for you. inaccurate and ineffective. they was a time when my Bro went for treatment and the nurse fixed a drip and left. instead of the drip to flow into him, his blood was flowing into the bag. he started getting weak we had to call for the nurse who was playing candy crush not feeling concerned at all. before she came and fixed it.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Bello Joy - 2019-09-22 14:04:12

I have no experience but i have heare people say how they were treated in the hospital especially when it is a general hospital, they make you drink water and stand on an endless queue. It is really frustrating, visiting a clinic in my area can be so tiring. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By BITRUS SALAMA BARAYA - 2019-09-22 14:56:55

Yes I had one when I also went for a scan I was actually expecting appendix but only for me to hear ovarian problem which shock me and make me restless because they say it has to do with the womb some how.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Akume Emmanuel Aondofa - 2019-09-22 15:19:03

My wife was hospitalized for months because of the accident she had. My experience of going up and down to Buy drugs and do test was not funny. I don't pray for anyone to have same experience.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Maureen Izukanne - 2019-09-22 15:33:02

Mine was when I did pelvis scan and i felt so pressed where I was lying down but they didn't allow me to pee until they finished what they are doing with me but before then I have already peed on my dress. I felt so ashamed that I went home with pee on my dress

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Folorunsho Oluwatomiyosi Gloria - 2019-09-22 15:51:35

I’ve never had such experience before, but with your narrations I can see how frightened you were at the beginning of it. But I fully understand how it feels now.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Abdullahi Nurudeen Olayiwola - 2019-09-22 16:42:41

was feeling my head was about to break into two, and said I should be admitted. I stayed at the reception for the nurse to give us a room and they were just lazing around I spent like an our there I just started crying cos I couldn't wait for them to sick but went for follicle tracking (ovulation scan) I was asked to drink water which I did, before my turn I became very pressed, so I hold myself and when it eventually got to my turn, I was asked to go and reduce the urine in my bladder because the urine is too full.was feeling my head was about to break into two, and said I should be admitted. I stayed at the reception for the nurse to give us a room and they were just lazing around I spent like an our there I just started crying cos I couldn't wait for 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Arowomole Samuel - 2019-09-22 16:59:00

Experiences.in the hospital are not a palatable one. I had simply enter for a scan but all the doctor was doing on my tommy just got me laughing. The doctor was like,see the person in pains laughing

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Enebeli Chukwuemeka - 2019-09-22 17:46:27

It was when i got an accident in school during an exhibition in my engineering department and i was taken to a private hospital and there was on one thing that made have regret for going to that hospital:the injury i had needed an emergency but the so called nurses and doctor that was around acted as if it was not important to attend to me that day .But it was God that did everything possible for me to be safe.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Emmanuel Henry - 2019-09-22 17:55:56

Yeah I have a similar experience still on laboratory scan, the lab doctor told me to drink excess water forgetting that I came for a scan because of indigestion, well as I drank two packs of sachet water, I laid down and he was rubbing the stick round my abdomen, I felt uncomfortable and threw up every drop of water I drank. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Emmanuel Henry - 2019-09-22 17:56:07

Yeah I have a similar experience still on laboratory scan, the lab doctor told me to drink excess water forgetting that I came for a scan because of indigestion, well as I drank two packs of sachet water, I laid down and he was rubbing the stick round my abdomen, I felt uncomfortable and threw up every drop of water I drank. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Titilayo Akinsanmi - 2019-09-22 18:14:25

A friend of mine has once been diagnosed with cancer but a fake result, she wanted to commit suicide but was rescued by a passerby,but we later found out that it was a fake result from another scan test.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Chigozie Udem - 2019-09-22 18:14:32

I remember being so sick so I was taken to the hospital. On getting to the emergency ward, I heard a woman screaming, my husband o. Please tell me its a lie. No oooo! It can't be true. Immediately I heard these, I became healthy. I was healed immediately. I don't them I wasn't interested in seeing the doctor again. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Paul Raphael - 2019-09-22 18:26:34

Its quite a funny experience, but you actually tried holding the remaining pee. If it were me i might not be able to hold it back. Not all scientific diagnosis come out true so its best to try but don'trely your hope on it. Be ready for any changes.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By OLUWATOSIN ADEOYE - 2019-09-22 19:31:52

I don't have any experience but may God help us in any hospital will go to for any reason. And sorry for the pain and waste of time. So now to go to hospital for scan someone need to pray before going. God help us in this life. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Ayoola Morddiyyah Ayomide - 2019-09-22 20:05:06

I remember the time I had a chest scan and the doctor gave the chart to my mum and I was wondering what is the rubbish in that chat seems not to understand anything

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Omosivwe Jonathan - 2019-09-22 20:33:06

you can’t be too sure of any scan taken in a Nigerian hospital I’d be honest, I’ve seen situations where someone got tested in three different hospitals and got different results; but I’d prefer to try getting tested in a private hospitals they’re more guaranteed. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Chinenye Uchenna - 2019-09-22 20:38:27

My dear, I was on admission when a nurse mistakenly gave me another patient's drugs. I complained, but was told that it was mine. Being that I'm the type that finds it difficult to take drugs, I was still thinking about how to take it before the nurse rushed back to tell me that it was a mistake.  

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Teniola Odunlami - 2019-09-22 21:08:15

Sorry dear. My experience, as usual, the usual unwelcoming faces. So I got to the hospital cause I normally have this sharp pain in my chest, ribs area to be precise. And then they needed to do blood test, I went to the laboratory and the doctor there directed me to meet a junior nurse which I did and then for this aunty to get my blood became a problem for her o. She kept putting and pulling the syringe, either no blood  or the blood that gushed out was little, like she didn't know what she was doing  After piercing me in like 4places,she called to the doctor and she came and she checked for my vein and properly withdrew the blood they needed. Then time for treatment, I received two injections daily and then the spot I received them began swelling. Like real swelling. After all the wahala, I still feel the sharp pain in my chest

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Ojetunde Adeoluwa Samuel - 2019-09-22 21:21:29

Although, I have a hospital stories but i will just share one of them. This happened when i was young, I got injured when i was playing football but i didn't take it serious until my toe got swollen, so they have to operate it. It was so painful and one of the unforgettable moment of my life. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By emeka ofuonye - 2019-09-22 21:23:05

Sometimes funny things happen when it comes to scan. Doing scan in different hospital result to different disease when it is only one thing that is there many things would be added and i wonder why such rubbish in going through all those scans.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Ifeanacho Amaechi - 2019-09-27 14:57:24

My is on one faithful  night on 25th December 2012 that I hard an accident and I broke my head around 8pm,then I was taken to multi care hospital, my dear it was terrible, as blood was just gushing out of my hard but in all I give God the glory after I came out of theatre alive

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Sussan Anozie - 2019-09-27 18:33:41

Yeah!! our doctors here takes life for granted. I remember a day I was sick in the school I went to school clinic to take traetment, do you know what? news came that one of our lecturers a professor die the whole school went on mourning; lectures stopped and even the doctors and nurses in school clinic also join and abandoned the patients in the hospital  no treatment and I managed till the next day and my friend took me home. Imagin somebody died and they want other people to follow him and die.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By silver chinedu - 2019-09-27 19:52:14

my very first laboratory scan was a traumatizing on. my blood sample was collected and my heart was  beating so fast. aftre their scan, they confirmed that I had ulcer. i felt bad but. i kinda enjoyed myself while i was in the scan center. 

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Shalom Michael - 2019-10-01 21:55:22

My own experience was a day I would never forget in my life. I had a burn injury the private hospital I was rushed made things worse by peeling the blisters,never knew the extent of damage until I was later rushed to another government hospital, my life was a living hell. I  thank God am alive to tell the story.

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My very first experience in laboratory scan - By Abbey Mercy - 2019-10-05 19:34:40

I woke up a day and found spot in my body spread back  I could not hold it I went to the clinic to get test they told me I have fungus bacteria skin mean while what they should have said is am reacting to something I kept on spending money until I notice that the new cream my sister bought for me causes It

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