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"Hysteroscopy trauma"

About: Kingston Hospital / Gynaecology

(as a service user),

I did hysteroscopy to remove polys at Kington Hospital - London. It was the most traumatic pain experience I've ever had in my life, and I don't think it's human to do that to any woman.

The nurses were so polite and sweet only after I realized that this was their job because of what they already knew what they were going to witness. During the consultation it was not mentioned that if the pain was unbearable I would have another option for general anesthesia. At the time of the procedure when I was no longer taking the pain (yes, local anesthesia was applied) at that moment the doctor said: If you can't take it, I'll have to stop and make another appointment for you general anesthesia and you will have to quarantine before and after because of COVID. At that point I had to make a quick decision to proceed or not. With this psychological pressure and the delay of months to get another appointment, I asked her to continue.

I was aesthetically crying until the end of the procedure was in so much pain. I don't believe that any woman should go through so much pain, that is wrong and inhuman. Every time I remember I start to cry with this memory, mainly that I was there alone. If I imagined it would be so traumatic I would have a support with me.

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Response from Holly Goodyear-Farhan, Communications Manager, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 6 months ago
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Holly Goodyear-Farhan
Communications Manager,
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Submitted on 01/12/2020 at 14:22
Published on Care Opinion at 15:27

I am very sorry to hear about your recent experience. A member of our senior nursing team has been made aware of the situation and would like to discuss this with you. As we don’t have your contact details, would you mind please emailing

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