"Not happy with treatment"

About: Hull Royal Infirmary

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In November, I went to doctors complaining about passing a large lump from my vagina, and explained I was feeling strong stomach pains for about a week before I passed the lump. The doctor believed I may have appendicitis and sent me straight to hospital for a overnight stay. When I got there, the doctors believed I was in the wrong ward and said it looked like I had miscarried, but kept me in anyway. In the morning, the ward doctor was very rude because I was on his ward and told the doctors to get it sorted.

I had a ultra sound on the Sunday morning, and they told me I had a bicornate uterus, and said I would be referred to a specialist. I was put on a waiting list for a appointment, and then received my appointment for February, the specialist said I will need a hyperoscopy, a minor operation, to see if I have a bicornate or a septate, and to remove the septate if possible. I was put on another waiting list and received a appointment for April.

In April I went for my operation, I was booked in for 7.30, but did not go in till round 1. When I woke up, I thought they had not removed the septate as I did not feel much pain. But when my surgeon came round to talk to me about the operation, he said they had misdiagnosed me and I don't have a bicornate uterus, this made me angry as I still don't have no answers!

During my Pre op and before I went for surgery, no one did a pregnancy test to find out if I was pregnant, this angered me even more, as it came back as I don't have a bicornate and I could easily be pregnant as know one knows why I keep having recurrent miscarriages.

I don't have much trust in the nhs any more, I had my first miscarriage at 18 and had 4 miscarriages and 12 years down the line I still have no children and no answers why this keeps happening!

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Response from Hull Royal Infirmary

Thank you for placing your posting on the Patient Opinion website. We are so very sorry to read of your recent experience and we will ensure that the Matron and staff concerned are made aware. Given your long term situation you really must have discussions with your GP who, I trust will give you the best possible advice and possibly refer you to other health care professionals. Please ensure you seek this help. If you would like to discuss this matter further with us, or indeed any other concern with treatment at our hospitals, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on (01482) 623065 or email on pals@hey.nhs.uk . If you would like to become more involved in decisions about local healthcare, we are recruiting members. By becoming a member you receive our quarterly newsletter, find out more about your local NHS and help us improve local services. You can also attend our ‘medicine for members’ sessions and respond to questionnaires. You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a member; you just need an interest in local health services. There is no commitment, you can get involved as much or as little as you choose. For more information please either email your.nhs@hey.nhs.uk or telephone the Corporate Affairs office on telephone number (01482) 675165. Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on local services.

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