"Transvaginal ultrasound scan result"

About: Heartlands Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

Few months ago I finally convinced my GP to refer me to hospital for having transvaginal ultrasound scan. I have had a fibrosis and wanted to check whether is getting bigger or not. A radiologist was very kind, but incompetent and so she gave me wrong diagnosis. I would rather prefer a knowledgeable doctor who need not necessarily have to be lovely! When I was in Poland I had abdominal ultrasound scan done. I decided to have it done as my British GP ignored the information about the pain I experienced in abdominal part of my body completely. He told me to go to Internet and look for information. At the same time, I knew there would be no way he would refer me to the hospital to be examined. A Polish radiologist was shocked when she looked at my endometrium. She was very concerned that it was bigger than I am supposed to have it in my age. She also told me to seek gynaecologist's advice. The same day I went to see obstetrician gynaecologist. I have been living in the UK for 5 years and to be referred to gynaecologist is as same as to fly to space - a prestige rather than right.

I don't know why women's health seems so neglected here yet I believe there must be a reason for it. The obstetrician gynaecologist who performed transvaginal ultrasound scan informed me that instead of having three fibroses, what the radiologist in Heartlands Hospital told me, I have two polyps and a fibrosis that hasn't changed since I've seen the same obstetrician gynaecologist when I used to live in Poland and pay NIN contributions there. Now I live in Birmingham and pay all taxes as well as NIN contributions here. Polyps are treated differently than fibrosis, as professionals may know. At the moment I have been treated with medication the doctor prescribed me in Poland and not in Birmingham, sadly.

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Response from Margaret Mitchell, Deputy head for patient services, Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

Dear madam, thank you very much for your feedback, in order that we can look into this further I wonder if it would be possible for you to contact the Patient Services Team on 0121 424 0808 who would be happy to take your details and look into the concerns you have raised.

Kind Regards

Margatet Mithcell

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