"Dismissed without further investigations"
About: Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland Out of Hours Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland Out of Hours LE19 1SX www.cncs-care.co.uk
Posted by SMY (as ),
I attended the out of hours as advised by 111 as I was about 6 weeks pregnant but started bleeding heavily and passing clots. Was given an appointment time but was about two hours overran. When I was finally seen by the doctor, he performed a dipstick pregnancy test. However he did not follow the instructions of the test. He dipped the dipstick in the sample but then dropped the dipstick into the sink (Although the dipstick was pickd up immediately, this would have diluted the sample). And then after only 5-10 seconds he told me I was not pregnant. (Should have waited much longer especially in early pregnancy). I queried the result but he insisted that the previous multiple home tests were wrong and told me that the blood 'was just normal period and if I was concerned I should see my GP'. He then dismissed me without any further investigations. He made me feel like I was wasting his time.
When I visited my GP, I was quickly referred to the early pregnancy assessment unit for investigations which confirmed I was miscarrying but needed monitoring as the blood results indicated otherwise.
I felt that my treatment/monitoring has been delayed because he performed the test incorrectly and hence getting a false negative result and therefore refusing me further investigations, especially it was over bank holiday weekend and I had to wait longer for a GP appointment and then a wait for an appointment at EPAU.