"Painful traumatic hysteroscopy"
About: Birmingham Women's Hospital / Gynaecology Birmingham Women's Hospital Gynaecology B15 2TG
Posted by Almay (as ),
2 years ago I underwent an outpatients hysteroscopy in Birmingham Womens hospital. I was told it was just a bit uncomfortable so took their word for it, I was offered no pain relief and was told it wasn't available. The procedure was to remove a polyp. It was one of the worst experiences of my life in terms of trauma and pain and I still feel traumatized from the experience now. I think I may have got over it better if I had not been left in pain and discomfort since, I have had endless tests but nothing can be found but I feel I have sustained scar tissue inside as if I've been burnt and the scar tissue is pulling on nerves inside. I have just had to learn to live with it but it has changed my life for the worse, I had bi polar electro surgery and have since discovered that some have been used on a too high setting in BWH. It is a barbaric procedure and should be looked into. I have given birth to 2 children so am in no way a baby, but I think this procedure is putting women through unnecessary suffering.