"Hospital Review"

About: Leicester General Hospital

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Despite clearly informing staff about my personal decision/requirement as to not having any Internal Examination, early the next morning accompanied by another 4 doctors the consultant urologist came to my bedside.He suggested a Vaginal exam which I immediately refused.He became very irritated on my refusal to allow this and slightly raised his voice saying he would be writing down on my notes that I refused him poking his finger up my vagina . He went on to rudely say that I would never find a female urologist at this hospital and that they were all men. I calmly explained to him that it was not an issue of gender as I didn't really care who dealt with me, the reason behind my declining that intimate examination is that I have never engaged in sexual activity and have certain expectations on marriage.He then retorted that I should hope my CT scan showed a kidney stone or he would be performing a cytoscopy on me and in his words "First Cleaning inside your vaginal lips ". I have since changed urologists and hospitals where I am treated with respect. I have a kidney problem I need a urologist not a gynecologist!!

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Response from Communications Officer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dear reviewer,

We're really sorry that we have not responded in a timely manner.

We take your comment very seriously and would like the opportunity to invesetigate this further. To enable us to do so, please could you send your full details (name, address, DOB, patient number) and the name of the consultant who treated you, to communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk and we'll liaised with the head of urology to ensure your complaint is addressed.

Kind regards,

Communications team

Leicester's Hospitals

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