Was the Hospital Negligent? Should I Get a Second Opinion?

@megs85 (3144)
Australia
July 18, 2007 6:19pm CST
I was rushed to emergency yesterday as a result of retention, my bladder has prolapsed and i have to have surgery to correct it once my bubby is born. Obviously when taken into emergency they take your vitals and my blood sugar reading was 4 which they said was a little low. However it is my blood pressure that is really concerning me. It has always been perfect 130/70. Even when in labour last time it stayed steady. Yesterday however it was 100/50 which after doing a bit of checking I found out is quite low. I am constantly light headed, and feel nauseous (all day morning sickness the likely culprit!) however the fact that i am pregant and had such low blood pressur emakes me think the hospital was a little negligent in coming home. What do you think? Is 100/50 too low to let a pregnant woman go home, without further tests? Should I be getting a check up from my gp? I'm not all together too certain what to do as i have never been in this position before, and dont know whether to worry or not...
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@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
31 Jul 07
My blood pressure was always a little low when I was pregnant even now it sits on avereage to low.... Seeing what you have gone though already I think they should keep you a liitle longer, but they are always quick to push you out.... When I gave birth to my daughter I was out the same day, not even 12hours later.....
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@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
31 Jul 07
Wow, out within 12 hours, that's absurd! They kept me for a bout a week and a half after I had my son, but that was only because I had complications. AFter they put the catheter in they sent me home with no qualms :(
@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
31 Jul 07
Thanks for the BR.... The Hospitals here can be outrages. Because I had an easy uncomplicated birth I was free to leave.... Kinda insane but I was fine and they did have a nurse visit daily for the first week.....
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@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
31 Jul 07
Good they had the nurse come at least, I still think 12 hours is a bit soon :O Thanks for your support :)
@ky1119 (699)
• United States
18 Jul 07
What country are you in? If you're here in the States and your blood sugar level was a four, then you wouldn't have walked into the hospital. That's too low to even function. I'm hoping that you're in a different country where they use a different unit of measurement.
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@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
I'm in Australia... they said it was low, but didn't say anything more than that about it being a four. I know normal range is like 5.5 to 6 here... is that different to the states?
@ky1119 (699)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Yes, it's different. You must use metric there, right? Here, a normal blood sugar level is 80-120. I have a friend in Canada that taught me how to covert it once, but I can't remember how. If I do remember, I'll come back and tell you what yours would have read if you'd have been here. It's kind of interesting to see the difference in how things are done. I hope you're feeling better!
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@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
Thanks. It's so strange with all these different measurements used all over the world... they should have one universal system... like pounds or kilograms, etc etc... it drives me nuts... lol I'm still feeling exhausted today but I'll be all good... I'm a tough lil aussie lol...
@rusty2rusty (6758)
• Defiance, Ohio
19 Jul 07
I would follow up with your doctor. The doctors won't prescribe anything to you just for one time that your blood pressure would be off. They will monitor you first. I know when I was pregnat my blood pressure shot through the roof. So you need to really see what your doctor will do..If it goes to high..I do know the doctor will put you on bed rest.
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