Hi all! My name is Jo, and I've only recently come across this community, and I was hoping some one may be able to give me some advise.
I've been suffering with lower abdominal pains for a long time, but for the last two months, the pain has just become excruciating. So I've been to A&E, and was referred to Surgical Assesmment. I had an abnormal bleed whilst in hospital so they decided I'd be better off under Gynae, makes sense right?
Yet I barely saw anyone from Gynae during my hospital stay and was eventually sent packing with some pain killers, because my bloods and my ultrasound looked okay. No one seemed to care that I've had abnormal bleeds and was in absolute agony. I just got told I'll be seen as an outpatient but no appointment was made for me.
So, a few days later, I went to a different A&E and that's when I was told its possibly endometriosis. They again sent me on my way, and said Gynae would see me as an outpatient and I'd get a letter in approx 2-3 weeks with a date and time. It's now hit 3 weeks so I gave them a call to be told I'm being seen as a routine referral which means I could be waiting up to 22 weeks!
I'm so upset and I feel so fobbed off. I'm so much pain, and if I keep taking time off work with it, I'm going to lose my job. Has anyone else experienced anything like this, or does anyone have any advice on what to do next?
Thank you so much for reading and allowing me to vent!