"Chronic pain after surgery"

About: Queen's Hospital, Burton Upon Trent / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

I had a vaginal repair of a prolapsed rectum and removal of a small cyst. All routine surgery that went well. I was in a lot of pain after the surgery but assumed it was normal. When the pain didn't go away I realised something was wrong. It is a rare complication from pelvic surgery that the pudendal nerve can be damaged. This has left me with life long pain. It's not that the surgery went wrong, it's just an unfortunate, rare complication. I would like to create more awareness of this condition as my GP had never heard of it. I had to pay for a private consultation to get a diagnosis.

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Response from Pals Team, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your feedback and raising awareness of your condition. If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) directly on 01283 593110, our service is available Monday to Friday 09:00- 16:30 hrs.

Kind regards

PALS team

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