PLEASE DO NOT HURT MY FEELINGS

a metal detector went off on me with no metal on. research says hemochromatosis=to much iron in the blood. I got so many things wrong with me doctors be thinking I am faking. I had quarter size blisters on my feet and some on my hands they where so painful all kind of test was ran on me no lupus no hemochromatosis not anything and I have a rare bladder desease . they scanned me with that metal detector on the left side by my hip the scanner beep a lil the more they scan up from my hip to my under arm I put this on everything that scanner went off like a fire alarm. I am feeling real bad that is what made me research and its a lot of info on iron overload. loud as that metal detector went off I know I am in bad shape. I been researching for a month the only things make a metal detector go off to much iron in the blood. I can not afford to go to the doctor like I need to I am in Mississippi and Mississippi do not help like other states. they say based on your income not Mississippi you got to be dying before they see you in the er one doctor said you got to be bleeding out. I had abnormal pap 4yrs ago I have not had a pap or a mammagram in 4yrs bcause I had no med insurance. I thk I dn sd enough someone on here earlier sd they got they feelings hurt on here plz do not hurt my feelings true story

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Sorry that you have been having these health problems. I am glad that they have been able to rule out some serious illnesses for you. I hope that you find a solution and begin to feel much better soon.

Wishing you well.

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No one is going to hurt your feelings.... that was one isolated case on here.
You can come here to ask anything.
I'm sorry I have no answers, though, if you can't go to the doctor. Supposedly
that's what Obamacare is going to be for- so you can go to the doctor but
that's another hot subject.
I hope that somehow, someway, you get answers. If you find out anything
please keep us updated. We Care!
Hearts

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Dear snjw. I am so sorry for your troubles. Please go back to the er and demand they see you. I believe it is a law in every state that the er cannot deny you treatment, regardless of your ability to pay. If the er refers you to a doctor when they release you see if you can find one that will work with you on a payment plan. Even if you can only pay $5.00 a month, there are doctors out there who will work with their patients if the need is there. Also, please check with a doctor or the hospital about the Obama Care plan. According to our President, this plan is in place to help people in your particular situation. Let us hope this is true. My prayers are with you.

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It's true that with the ACA (Obamacare) you can't be turned down, however, you may need to be enrolled on the plan before that is true, and enrollment just started yesterday. I'd check back to the ER. I've never heard of anyone being turned away, even here in Arizona where we have a big population of illegal immigrants with no insurance...they are never turned down. Nor should you be. Good luck!

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Also, go to this link of the internet. It is to the Mississippi department of social servicers, and it talks about help with medical insurance, even state-funded Medicaid.

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Sjnw, I know that people here will try to help you find medical care.
Here is a link to a list of free clinics that I found in Mississippi. I don't know whether it is useful to you, and I know free clinics have their limits as to what they can do, but it might help you find a concerned doctor:

http://www.freemedicalsearch.org/sta/mississippi

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Mississippi is one of the states with a governor who has devoted himself to defeating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (nicknamed Obamacare). He rejected the Federal insurance exchange in order to set up his own for for Mississippi. In order to meet federal standards, an independent exchange has to link participants not only to the private insurance plans but also to assistance such as Medicaid, for the poorest citizens. Governor Bryant refused to link the exchange to Medicaid, so the exchange was not approved.

Now they have a plan that was hastily set up that includes only two private companies, so they have among the highest insurance rates in the nation although it is one of the poorest states in America. Almost a quarter of the adults have no health insurance.

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Hemochromatosis is a very serious hereditary disease - it runs in my family and I know from experience it must be treated immediately once diagnosed. I suggest you first : call all your family cousins everyone and see if anyone has been diagnosed with it or has/died from cirrhosis of the liver (particularly if they weren't drinkers - that is a red light for it being in the Family genes) Once you have that history, take meticulous track of your own symptoms so you have a solid basis for suggesting this - it is a rare disease. Also, if you are still menstruating it is highly unlikely you would have it yet - monthly bloodletting eradicates the iron from the system. My mom once she developed it was treated by having a phlebotomy (bloodletting) on a regular basis, but I know they also treat it with medicine, too.

Not sure what you can do in terms of your getting to see a doctor - it is not something they would normally diagnosis in an ER because it requires an expensive test on your genes. You would probably have to see a general practitioner first who would send you to a specialist. That is why having a family history is imperative - it would be more compelling evidence.

Good luck - I appreciate the trickiness of your situation. I remind my doctors that I could have this every chance I get and I have yet to be tested! Maybe after my chemo is completed...

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It so ticks me off that in this day and age people can still be rejected from a hospital. I do hope some of the posts above will be helpful to you in getting the care you so desperately need. My prayers are with you. Blessings.

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thx you all it help the support it is a blessing I found you all. one research said that hemochromatosis is a rare cancer and then I talked to the cancer society she said that hemochromatosis is a high risk to cancer. do not to many people know about the sickness and you have to really research. every time I research I find something different I will appreciate yall looking forward yo you all on here.

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the shutdown will not let you do a app. seems like I got a virus trying to fill app out the shutdown is effecting a lots of important things

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so many of my family members have pass with the same symptoms I have. I got a brother with a bad liver and my babyboy it was something wrong with the inside of his liver. my 1st time hearing about to much iron in my blood when the metal detector weht off on me and if you do not really research you will miss a lots of info. well thank Jehovah G amanod that the metal detector went off when it did. AMEN

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I have read that hemochromatosis does indeed set off metal detectors. Wow, that's a lot of iron to store.

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I was diagnosed with hemachromatosis during my chemo for stage IV ovca.
Cancer loves iron. I am so fortunate that it was found so early in my treatments.
The cure was to go to the red cross, where they drained enough blood to get me down to
A less than average ferritin level. You will need two tests: ferritin and transferase saturation.
I had to have the genetic test to confirm the diagnosis. I did not have to pay for the testing.
I wish I could remember more about the financing --right in the midst of chemo so I was not at
The top of my game. Best wishes

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I will pray for you ~ that you get treatment/care and that God will help you through this struggle.

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for hemochromatosis to set a metal detect off I am in bad shape. I got it bad

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Hello, have you tried Googling the group Cancer Care or the American Cancer Society? There is also a group called S.H.A.R.E:

http://www.sharecancersupport.org/share-new/

Also, I found this letter with information on line. Just click in and it will open up:

http://www.caring.com/questions/cancer-treatment-with-no-insurance.

And here's a more extensive article about receiving cancer medical help:

http://cancer.about.com/od/treatmentoptions/a/cancerfinancial_3.htm

I have found that I couldn't be a victim any more. I started calling and asking for help and learned what to do, one step at a time. Don't let anyone bamboozle you. There are people and organizations which can help. Sending you love and empowerment!

katlou

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thx so much I really appreciate what you all are doing I found me a new family

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A METAL DETECTOR WENT OFF ON ME AND I HAD NO METAL ON. COURIOUS, RESEARCH SAY HEMOCHROMATOSIS=TO MUCH IRON IN THE BLOOD. YOU CAN GET HEMOCHROMATOSIS FROM FAMILY GENES,DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ABUSE,BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS,TO MANY IRON SUPPLEMENT, AND NO TELLING WHAT ELSE. RESEARCH SAY HEMOCHROMATOSIS =TO MUCH IRON IN THE BLOOD IS A RARE CANCER IF TRUE THAT MEAN YOU WERE BORN WITH CANCER. MORE RESEARCH AND COMMON SENSE. WE CAN NOT BE LIKE A JIG-A-BOO AND DO NOT RESEARCH. KEEP RESEARCHING.

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THX SO MUCH

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