"Endometrial Biopsy at Ninewells"
About: Ninewells Hospital / Gynaecology Ninewells Hospital Gynaecology DD1 9SY
Posted by Wendy66 (as ),
I had an endometrial biopsy taken a couple of days ago as an outpatient and unexpectedly at what i thought was just a consultation appointment. The procedure was agony and I'm not alone with that opinion. I've read through many accounts from women that it is very painful.
Prior to having this done, I've found out its advisable to take painkillers and even a valium. I was told it would be uncomfortable, that was an understatement. People usually get locals or generals for potentially painful procedures.
There was nowhere to sit down to recover and I was not given a post procedure advice leaflet. What information for after care, I have found out from the internet. I left the clinic in pain and was very dizzy. Later that night I started vomiting and was shaky. I'm still shaky and in pain and nauseous. Its also the weekend so I can't even call my doctor.
The staff were really nice and can only work within the guidelines. I've no complaints about them whatsoever. Its just the lack of information about this procedure and the lack of pain relief and aftercare advice that's making me angry. Is the lack of pre pain relief part of cost cutting in the NHS? Is an advice leaflet too expensive? I think that the guidelines for this procedure must be looked at again.