"Could my GP have prevented my burst bowel?"

About: Manchester PCT Manchester Royal Infirmary / Gastroenterology Manchester Royal Infirmary / General surgery

(as the patient),

From February – September 2008, I had been in very bad pain. It was abdominal pain, so I went to my GP on numerous occasions, to be told that it sounds like IBS and was prescribed Mebevourine and Fybogel, but still no investigation. So September 26th 2008, I was rushed to hospital for me to have an emergency operation as my bowel had burst (peritonitis) and had to have my stomach flushed with 12 litres of water and was on life support and was then taken to the intensive care unit for 2 months. Through this I now have a stoma, and I do believe my doctor could of done a lot more, as another 2 hours I would of died. But as I am here to live the tale, I am very lucky and so are my children.

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