"painful hysteroscopy"

About: Stepping Hill Hospital

(as the patient),

I was given a last minute appointment for a hysteroscopy and was initially pleased to be seen so quickly.

I had see a consultant the week before and was told it could be done under a GA but I was not fully informed of how painful the procedure could be. I was informed I would feel period like pains.

I arrived at the clinic and again told the pain would be similar to period pain.

Due to having this because of painful periods I was expecting some pain but what I felt was beyond anything I have ever felt in my life.

The procedure took around 20 minutes to complete and I never want to go through this again.

I would like to add I wear a morphine based pain patch and when with this I could not believe how painful it was.

I am shocked that these procedures are being carried out without any pain relieve or even being offered anything after the procedure.

I feel I have been lied to about how painful this hysteroscopy could be and really only to save money and time.

If I had been given the true facts I would have been able to make a better choice for myself. I feel really let down by the lack of honesty.

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Response from Stepping Hill Hospital

I am so sorry to hear of your experience and that you found your procedure to be more painful than expected.

I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate department. However, if you would like us to look further into your concerns in order to provide comments about your specific procedure, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0161 419 4353.

Kind regards

Patient and Customer Services Manager

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