"left in pain and discharged"

About: University Hospital Of North Durham

After having a hernia repair following my c-section I thought all had gone well. I was to return for my 12 week post op check. From having the surgery to waiting for my appt I was still in pain and unable to bend without experiencing bad pain. Went for my follow up and after waiting an hr past my appt time I was seen by my consultant. He basically said you need to loose weight and the reason you are in pain is because of the amount of stitches you have inside. He felt my scar and said there is no reoccurence so I am discharging you. My gp arranged an ultrasound scan and this showed up a collection of fluid on my abdomen which is going to need drained, this is what has been causing my pain. So hence I am now waiting to be seen by a different surgeon in a different trust as I begged my gp not to send me back to Durham.

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Response from University Hospital Of North Durham

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit to the General Surgery at University Hospital of North Durham. I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your experience on this occasion. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns with you. If you feel this would be useful please contact the Trust’s Patient Experience Team on 0800 7835774. If you would prefer to contact us by e-mail, our address is patient.experience@cddft.nhs.uk Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address: - Patient Experience Team Darlington Memorial Hospital Hollyhurst Road Darlington County Durham DL3 6HX If you do decide to contact us, please make us aware that you have left comments on the NHS Choices website. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Patient Experience Team County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0800 7835774

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