September 5, 2018 at 7:55 am #325588
Hi ladies I am new to this site and desperately need advice. I had laproscopic hysterectomy in feb this year I did have a complication that needed me to go back into surgery the following day and needed a blood transfusion. May this year they suspected an iguinal hernia on ultrasound so back in I went for laproscopic investigation no hernia found but some adhesions removed. I am now suffering terribly with my bowels I have obstructed defecation and constant pain it feels like something is constantly pressing into my internal sphincter and dragging feeling in lower back and hips I have no visible bulges in vagina and vault is not sagging the pain is above vault pressing feeling. I have been back to gyni he said as far as he’s concerned all’s ok vaginally. It is driving me insane and don’t know where to turn to. He referred me to his colleague a colorectal surgeon who in all honesty doesn’t want to know no tests or investigation not even an examination. I am having a hard time convincing drs I have a problem as in the past I had what they suspected was pudendal nerve problems I cannot get past this with them I know it’s not pudendal nerve pain. I know something has moved possible Enterocele or pouch of Douglas anybody any advice pleaseSeptember 5, 2018 at 12:06 pm #325598
Can’t be at all nice to have ongoing problems.
If it was me I would be back at the GP asking to be referred to another consultant, to see if it is just a case of things still healing or something else.
As an NHS patient I think you are allowed to be referred anywhere in the country – it is just a case of finding someone to recommend a specialist.
If you go on the Bupa website they have a list of nearly all of the consultants, what they specialise in, the hospitals where they work including NHS and how many Bupa surgeries they have carried out in the last 12 months. I found this helpful when trying to find a consultant who specialised in large fibroids. ( click on health insurance, scroll down past coloured boxes and click ‘your hospital network’)
If you can’t wait for another NHS referral, most of the consultants charge about £200 for an initial consultation, where they will see you quickly and write a full report back to your GP. You could then ask to go on their NHS waiting list if you wanted to pursue treatment.
Hope this helps
Hopefully someone might come on the forum who has experienced something similar and put your mind at rest
All the best xxxSeptember 5, 2018 at 12:31 pm #325601
Hi feeling fab(wish I was)
Thank you for your reply I have just contacted a private consultant and have made an appointment for next week it’s worth paying for xSeptember 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm #325606
Wow that was quick!
Think you might be right paying privately.
We are so lucky to be one of the only countries with a NHS but sometimes the waiting times are just excessive.
Make sure your GP writes a referral letter for you to take with you as this will include all of your medical history etc. Not sure if the private clinics have access to the NHS records. The consultant will then write back to your GP and you, with any recommendations MRI’s, further treatment etc.
If you get chance keep posting as it is so helpful to future forum users to see if there has been any resolution.
All the best xxxSeptember 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm #325608
Yes it’s got to be worth paying if only for another opinion. I just had Nhs appointment moved yet again to November that pushed me over the edge and went on a research hunt for another doctor he was recommended by somebody on Facebook who has been treated by him so fingers crossed..yes we are lucky to have our Nhs but the wait times for appointments is not fun when you are in pain. Yes I will keep posting x
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