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  1. Do you know what is also awful about this? For me it has meant that having something else relatively minor done ‘down there’ has inadvertently turned into a nightmare. Yesterday I had what turned out to be a tiny polyp removed from my cervix. The procedure ended up being fine, apart from my general vaginismus with the speculum. Before she started the procedure I had explained about my awful hysteroscopy last year and then some major anxiety kicked in and I went to pieces. The doctor and supporting nurse were absolutely wonderful, gave me time to pull myself together, talked to me, didn’t rush me. Their care couldn’t have been better. It was all me and the memory of what happened. I’ve already submitted a formal complaint to my local PALS about the hysteroscopy and they were very interested to know more. But now the original event is triggering me and how can that be right?

  2. After having my own horror story last October, which I’ve already documented here, I’ve finally contacted PALS at my local hospital where it happened. I’ve asked to make a formal complaint and apparently someone will be getting in touch soon. I feel emboldened by all the stories I’ve read here and elsewhere, plus of course the bigger hysteroscopy campaign. I’ll let you know what happens!

  3. 25 minutes ago, Guest tonka said:

    I am really really sorry to hear that, AP. Perhaps, but i dont understand why this would be done without local anaesthetic though?  And  why does not having given birth make  a difference? I was warned it would be painful, but either of  those things were mentioned to me as factors.

    Where was your procedure  done? are there different protocols in different trusts  perhaps?


    I think that if you haven’t given birth vaginally then the cervix has never been fully opened. So if you try to push something through it from below, especially if you’re post menopausal when the cervix seems to change anyway, it feels like someone is trying to drive a truck through it. I know, because this is me and it happened to me! 

  4. On 12/10/2021 at 13:36, Deess said:

    Sorry for the experience you have suffered. Same happened to me. I did require a further investigation 2 years on but insisted on a GA. It is available to you, you just  have to be firm with the care you expect to recieve. Best wishes, hope you feel better very soon.

    Thank you 🙏 

  5. I’m 2 years post menopausal and have no children. I had an hysteroscopy this morning. Put it this way, one of the staff said afterwards that if the doctors actually told patients in advance how painful if can be, nobody would ever do it. The staff were lovely, to be fair, but the procedure was horrible. They had to dilate my cervix and the pain was excruciating. I had gas and air, thankfully, but because of that I’m not sure if I was ever given a LA. Apparently I went very pale and they tipped me up head down. They had to put me in a recovery room for a while afterwards and my partner was allowed in. I’m home now and thank god the pain killers are finally doing their thing. I told the doctor afterwards that if I have to do this again then I’m having a GA and she immediately said yes. This is going to haunt me for a while.