About: General practices in Lanarkshire General practices in Lanarkshire Monklands District General Hospital / Xrays and scans Monklands District General Hospital Xrays and scans Airdrie ML6 0JS
Posted by Eup3 (as ),
I've been referred for an ultrasound to investigate lower abdominal pain. I am trying to conceive for the first time and for the last 3 wks I've experienced severe lower abdominal pain. My practice nurse ran blood checks and urine sample, everything was normal, no pregnancy/miscarriage and she sent me away promising an urgent referral and some antibiotics even though she said it was not an infection. 3 wks on I'm still in pain, self medicating and enquired with local hospital regarding the wait time for the ultrasound. Apparently it has not been made an urgent request and it may be another month before I will be scheduled for the scan. The department did advise that if I was still in pain I should just attend A&E. My worry is I will be turned away as my symptoms aren't life threatening just constant with no sign of improvement. Isn't there another way to be seen as my GP is being dismissive but at the end of the day, no diagnosis has been made, I am taking painkillers constantly and I'm worried sick.