Hi, I just wondered if anyone can give my any helpful tips on how to get hold of my old medical records? I've more or less become obsessed with tracing back were my hep c came from, the only 'text book' at risk situation I've had was being given blood shortly after birth.
When I was about 8/9 years old I had to have blood test after getting tonsillitis and never fully getting over it (admittedly I played on it to blag days off school!) I remember needing a few blood tests as they were 'abnormal' and the conclusion was I must be a carrier of glandular fever or something like that...I've never really thought much of it until recently and now I'm wondering if the virus they detected I was carrying could of been the hep c (not known about back then).
I've been with my current gp for about 27 years and always my bloods have shown up flagged but my doctors never seemed concerned about it. I requested my historical blood test records from my gp surgery but for some reason they only go back as far as 2009 and now that I understand more about the meaning of things like alt's ect just at a glance I can see in all blood counts my levels were well off (high ALT, High GAMMA, high RBC, high HB & Low platlets etc) in all tests, not just on the odd ones which does beg the question as to why I was never referred earlier!?!
Does anyone know if there is any route I can go down to get hold of older medical records? Like I said its more or less become an obsession, I realise at the end of the day where the hep c came from doesn't matter, its getting rid of it that counts but it does play on my mind that I have always been told everything is fine...had I of known my liver was under stress or suffering liver disease I'd had certainly been more 'drink aware'