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Man’s Gallstones Diagnosed As Pains From Past Hysterectomy

by | 13th, November 2011

KIWI dad Les Kennington was told by medics that his acute stomach pains were the result of a past hysterectomy.  Sure, he’s a man but his medical report says he has a hysterectomy. The report cannot be wrong. It’s in the system.

Says Les:

“A few years ago I did have an operation to correct a hernia, but it’s concerning they could not tell the difference between a hernia and a hysterectomy, nor could they tell the difference between a male and a female.”

And because it’s on file, Les – and can that unisex name be blamed in part? – the file cannot be altered:

The District Health Boards said it was a Radiologist College requirement that all imaging reports that had amendments made to them did not override any previous information contained in a report, and that the original report remained on the patient’s file for future reference.

The system cannot be wrong…



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