Do You Trust Your Gynaecologist?

Janey1966 By Janey1966, 11th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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When Your Gynaecologist Gives Advice Do You Question It?

I No Longer Trust My Gynaecologist

There is a very good reason for not trusting my female gynaecologist.

During the last year I have been backwards and forwards to my local doctor, who needed to figure out why I have heavier periods with intermittent bleeding inbetween.

An under-active thyroid gland has been ruled out as I am "borderline" so cannot be treated for it. I was on iron tablets for anaemia but a referral to a gynaecologist was recommended by my doctor.

Eventually, I was sent a letter by the hospital, letting me know that I was due in at Day Surgery on 11th October 2010. The day itself was stressful, rather like a Cattle Market. I suffer from anxiety and told MANY people this. My gynaecologist said I was having "the works" done to my uterus. I mentioned the fact that I did not particularly want or need a Mirena Coil (which has contraceptive in it) but I was told that it would only be inserted "as a last resort because I'm looking for polyps."

"Great!" I thought.

After the operation I noticed that a guy was coming round telling the ladies in Recovery what had just happened to them. He was reading from notes. No sign of the gynaecologist. I felt cheated because she failed to appear. The guy read out what had been done to me but all I remember him saying in my anaesthetised state was "Mirena Coil."

Oh dear. I wasn't happy but was too groggy to say so. The gynaecologist has given me something I do not want (for reasons too long to mention here) so I am stuck with it...for now.

Does it work? Well, no, not really. The cycle I had before has now gone and it has been replaced by something that is unnatural and unpredictable, therefore I want this coil out sooner rather than later.

On the internet women everywhere are complaining about the same things as me, which begs the question. Why did I not trust my instincts in NOT wanting the Mirena Coil and just say "no" to the gynaecologist? Do you think people like that wield far too much power?

Before anyone asks, it was done on the NHS. Private patients would not be treated this way, or at least I hope not!


Mirena Coil, Women Menstrual Cycle, Womens Health

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author avatar Janey1966
Currently I am unemployed so I have a lot of time on my hands. However, I feel I need to be on the internet, communicating with others, giving advice, making people laugh and, hopefully become well-respected on wikinut.

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author avatar Denise O
12th Dec 2010 (#)

Janey, I am so sorry you're going through all of this.
After my experiences with one too many idiot doctors.
I don't think I am the one to ask. I am still dealing with scar tissue in my face, from a fool I shoud never had trusted.
But, what are we to do. hmmm
Once again, I'm so sorry.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Janey1966
12th Dec 2010 (#)

I'm not bitter and twisted about it..just a bit annoyed with myself that I allowed this to happen. Hopefully, next year will be luckier for me in the health department!

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