About: Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) / Gynaecology Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Gynaecology EX2 5DW
Posted by Aliceb (as ),
I had an outpatient hysterocopy after a scan and before a hysterectomy after which cancer was detected in the lab. I experienced severe cramps like labour pains and had tears running down my cheeks. Yet the doc wrote that I had mild discomfort tolerated by the patient. I was not looked after afterwards until I broke down in the cafe with my husband. He went and found help and them they were lovely.
Why is there no sedation offered, no pain relief. It was a horrible experience and the nurses did not help me afterwards. I suppose I was trying to be brave but I will not forget trying to get dressed behind the curtain with my hands shaking and the blood suddenly gushing and the nurses chatting away to themselves.
I have only just heard of this site and I want the NHS to know that there are women for whom hysteroscopy is a barbaric procedure and not to put the collective head in the sand over this. This is a shortened version of what happened.