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    Don’t apologise. What your experience illustrates is the complete lack of respect, indeed I would say utter contempt with which women are treated when they “dare” to disagree with medical staff trying to railroad them into having office hysteroscopies, when they stand their ground. The gaslighting is appalling, but appears to be standard. Basically, medical staff are behaving unprofessionally, it seems on a daily basis. If I ever needed another hysteroscopy. ( and I now don’t believe that having breakthrough bleeding whilst taking HRT was an indication for being subjected to one ), hell
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    I had a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy in 2006 when I was already post menopausal. I always had really bad period pains from day one. A friend who has given birth said that the period pain that I described was like bearing down pain during labour. I have a high pain threshold, and just get on with things. I have also never given birth. I did NOT give my informed consent under the rules that applied at the time, and I was never a candidate for OPH. I wasn’t sent any information, and, being a health care professional ( RN ) at the time, thought that I would have been given any relevant inf
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    So sorry to hear this. Unfortunately you are one of many of us who have been subjected to “trial by hysteroscopy”.
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    www.hysteroscopy action.org.uk Action page! Campaign against painful hysteroscopy
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    Yes, this was a hysteroscopy, to which you should have given your written and informed consent, so whoever did it actually broke the law. You are entitled to have a general anaesthetic, although Drs will do anything to persuade you not to, and will put obstacles in your way. There is a campaign against painful hysteroscopy, for which there is a private group on Facebook, and there is much information to be had there. You have been “trick and treated”, something with which many members of the above mentioned group are familiar. Do join the group, where other members will try to help you decide
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    I was post menopausal, have never been pregnant, and have a retroverted uterus - none of which was taken note of when I had my horrendous OP hysteroscopy. In other words, I was never, ever a candidate for this procedure on an OP basis, nor did I give informed consent under the rules in force at the time. I nursed for 40 years and was taught to treat people as individuals, as well as tell them the truth. Unfortunately this seems to be extremely rare in the case of OP hysteroscopies. The medical model seems to me to be to hope that nobody will research the procedure before having it. Had I done
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    This is what happened to me. I did not have a compassionate nurse, and I might as well have been a piece of meat who caused both the nurse or healthcare assisitant, and the female Dr, ( neither or whom introduced themselves ) inconvenience by passing out due to the indescribable pain. I have not had children and was post menopausal at the tie of my barbaric procedure. I also had really bad period pains from day one, all of which are contraindications for OPH.
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    I had an outpatient hysteroscopy for which my informed consent was not obtained. This was before Montogomery rules applied. I was completely misled re: the possibility of pain. If it was mentioned at all, it would have been described as being like period pain. As I had suffered from severe dysmenorrhoea from day one, I might have considered this to be acceptable. I was not offered any pain relief, nor was I given the option of a GA. I was most definitely not a candidate for this procedure as an outpatient: I was post menopausal, have not given birth, and have a retroverted uterus, all of whic