"Gynaecology appt, why?"
About: Corbett Hospital Corbett Hospital Stourbridge DY8 4JB
Posted by Mlb
I'm not sure what my appt achieved. I was referred here after prolonged pain and an ultrasound scan indicated an 8cm cyst with a solid component. I was hoping to obtain a little more information from the appt with the consultant but it amounted to - 'you have a cyst, do you want to leave it and see if it goes?' (It's over 8cm, I understand it's unlikely to go) 'No? ok, we'll schedule surgery, it'll be around 8 to 12 weeks'. This was followed by a short/abrupt examination and then I left. I was asked if I had any questions but to be honest, the do you want to leave it and see if it goes question just put my head in a spin - it seemed so incongruous with my pain levels and the solid component - all I could think about was bringing an end to the current pain asap. I assume my visit ticked a box somewhere but I still don't know what the solid component is/means and whilst I appreciate its almost certainly just a cyst its frustrating not to be clear. I also don't know which hospital I'll have the surgery at or when/how/if I can choose where. Essentially, for some reason I felt uncomfortable and I therefore didn't ask many of the questions I needed to.