"Why have I been left like this?"

About: Broomfield Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

After complaining on here some time ago about my treatment by the junior gynaecologist I was rang by a lovely lady and got to see a consultant gynaecologist two days later. He examined me and gave me a smear. He said he thought my pain was due to gastric problems and was meant to be referring me to a gastroenterologist.........still waiting I'm in agony, I'm awake all night I have severe back pain and groin pain still.....and now I receive a letter yesterday saying I should go and have a smear again as this is due to insufficient labelling of the sampling! I'm in agony I don't know why whether its gynaecological which it feels like or its gastric perhaps.

I have a feeling I have not been referred and this is affecting my life totally I can hardly walk and im in constant extreme pain. Pain is a warning something is wrong so why have I been left like this. Some nights I cant lay down at all I cannot go on in this agony any longer im waiting everyday for a letter in the post this is an emergency I have never felt such agony in my entire life.

I've rung the 111 number I think twice now but tbh what can an out of hours GP do for me? Probably nothing I'm starting to wonder if I have kidney stones due to where the pain is. Do I really have to sit on google constantly asking about my symptoms to get loads of things come up. I have ovarian cysts and fibroids but apparently these wouldn't cause me pain. That's not what the internet says all I do is sit here guessing what could possibly be wrong with me.

I feel fobbed off again and of course can never get a doctors appointment but that hardly matters as my GPs were voted the worst in essex!

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Response from Jonathan Wright, Patient Experience & Voluntary Services Manager, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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So sorry, someone from the Outpatient Team is calling you. Please email me directly if this does not get you the help you need. jonathan.wright@meht.nhs.uk

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