About: City Hospital campus / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

Yesterday I went to my appointment at the City Hospital Nottingham for a routine Hysteroscopy due to abnormal bleeding whilst menopsausal. I did attend an appointment 2 weeks ago where a biopsy was attempted but it was too painful so yesterdays appointment was with a local anesthetic. The needle its self was very painful and as far as I am aware unsuccessful in numbing the area because when the Dr attempted to insert the camera I felt a lot of pain, So they abandoned the camera and proceeded to take a biopsy, advising I may feel a little discomfort. Discomfort was not the correct term, I was in agony and screamed out to stop, the dr advised that they was almost finished but if I wanted them to stop they would, The pain was excruciating and I asked them again to stop at which point I went dizzy and felt very nauseous, almost passing out completely. I felt ignored by the doctor. I went cold and very clammy and almost lost consciousness. I now have to return for the same procedure but under general anesthetic.

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

I’m sorry to hear of your distressing experience and that you felt you were not listened to by your consultant. I would welcome a conversation with you if you feel able so that I can discuss further and raise with the consultant concerned so that they can reflect on their behaviour if this is needed. If you’d like to do so, you can contact me at johnathan.evans@nuh.nhs.uk.

Kind regards

Jonathan Evans

Divisional Director, Family Health