"Unbearably painful breast scan"

About: St James's University Hospital

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I have never been for a breast scan before and had no expectations. The nurse turned up the compression to be as tight as it would go, then turned it up even more just for the end bit. It was utterly agonising and i began to feel sick. She asked for someone to get me a glass of water and that person then said they would come in to assist. The final scan she took was nowhere near as painful as the first three. I dont think the other three scans should have been that painful.

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Anonymous

The Patient Experience Team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals is very sorry to hear about your experience. If you would like to discuss the issues in person, and confidentially, you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0113 2067168 or email patient.relations@leedsth.nhs.uk

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.

With regards