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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi Dr Phil.
Can I ask your first name?
Nice to meet you
this is VERY dangerous
bowel can get trapped, die and cause severe infection
she needs this fixed
I have told her that if it did not go back in then she should go to the ER & have it seen to straight away. Her interpretation of her situation is that if it gets strangulated then she should go to the ER!! I am of the opinion that she should go now but she says I am being an alarmist !!
Well, if it gets strangled she could die
really she needs to see a primary doctor and then a surgeon and get it repaired in advance
prevention is key
once it is strangled it might be too late
Mammy has been to see specialist & is on a waiting list in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Pre-op assessment has been done over a month ago & she is still waiting. She will not allow me to speak to her GP.
well there is not much else you can do then
I have never won an argument with her!! & at this stage of her life I probably never will. I am soft, like my Dad & Mammy is stubborn & never wrong!!
Tough old stubborn mammy!
I know a lot of those!
if she hasn't given in by now, she never will
Thanks for your advice. I will let her know what you said.
any more questions?
Or is that all Mary?
No, that's it for now. Thank you Dr Phil.