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to go to a&e later

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FutTheShuckUp Sat 20-Apr-13 18:13:23

Been in a lot of pain, not like normal period pain but sharp gnawing vile pain since Tuesday night. Went to GP on Thurs, he felt my abdomen and said my uterus felt enlarged but couldnt give me an internal examination (no chaperone at that time) and said it could be a)my coil has slipped down or b)fibroids or c) something else. So he recommended I went to my family planning clinic that evening. I did but there was no doctor there that evening so couldnt be examined or have coil removed or whatever. To cut a long story short the pain is still there getting worse by the moment and I am on my second period of this month and passing very brown stringy/clotty blood.
Im in two minds whether to go to A&E tonight but im worried its wrong to do so? Please be gentle with me im in agony

Justaperfectday Sat 20-Apr-13 18:15:34

Well I wouldn't judge you! I hope they can get you sorted and you feel better soon.

I'd go ASAP. People go to a&e for far less. Sat night tends to be very busy, so you need to go now.

Hope it's easily sorted

JedwardScissorhands Sat 20-Apr-13 18:16:40

Go. Go soon before it fills up with Saturday night drunks. You won't be wasting their time.

PregnantPain Sat 20-Apr-13 18:16:48

go.

chipsahoy Sat 20-Apr-13 18:17:01

How about a walk in centre? Or call your Out of Hours GP first?

I'm sorry you are in pain, are you taking regular painkillers?

And let us know how you get on

FutTheShuckUp Sat 20-Apr-13 18:17:21

Has anyone ever had similar? What was it?

BeebiesQueen Sat 20-Apr-13 18:17:22

You should go, your in pain.
What you shouldn't do is call an ambulance wink

EmmaDale Sat 20-Apr-13 18:17:47

I would go - it sounds similar to what I went through when I had large fibroids ie agony, irregular bleeding etc.

If nothing else, surely you need to have the coil removed and so if you don't go to a&e, go bk to the FP Clinic.

If you are in angony i think you should go,you might have to wait a while though.

Hope you feel better x

verygentlydoesit Sat 20-Apr-13 18:17:53

Go. I would. You should.

JedwardScissorhands Sat 20-Apr-13 18:18:30

Wouldn't bother with out of hours. At least at A and E there will be someone to chaperone.

Leverette Sat 20-Apr-13 18:20:25

Absolutely go, you could have an intrauterine infection with those symptoms.

verygentlydoesit Sat 20-Apr-13 18:21:37

Similar, but with only mild pain. Was an infection caused by a tiny bit of retained tampon. Didn't 'feel' like an infection to me, no itching etc..

Offending article was removed at FPC and I had strong antibiotics.

Don't try to self diagnose though- get yourself to A&E.

cocolepew Sat 20-Apr-13 18:23:00

Off course you should go. Hope its all ok.

maddening Sat 20-Apr-13 18:31:23

Well I would call out of hours gp rather than a&e but only as you get an appointment and I wouldn't fancy hours sat in a&e on a Saturday evening.

maddening Sat 20-Apr-13 18:32:01

And you will be right by a&e if the dr decided you needed emergency treatment

BottleRed76 Sat 20-Apr-13 18:33:44

Go to A&E. Quick before it's full of pissheads!

If you feel that you need someone medical to give you a push validate this then you could ring NHS direct, but they might need to ring you back and that may take a while.

Might not be appropriate to ask right now ........but why would a doctor require a chaperone to give an internal exam? Is this a new thing???

holidaysarenice Sat 20-Apr-13 18:34:01

Your ooh will not do an internal exam.

Off to a and e with you! Aim for about 7 - quietest!

Good luck

chickensaladagain Sat 20-Apr-13 18:35:38

Please go to a&e

Friend of mine had similar symptoms and her coil had made its way out and had to be surgically removed

EmmaDale Sat 20-Apr-13 18:37:08

only going from my experience here but if I were you, I would take over night things - I don't mean a suitcase full but be prepared for the fact that they may keep you in. If nothing else, take a book, wipes and a toothbrush. I apologise if that sounds crazy but I had to go a&e 3 times with fibroids and each time I was kept in and was glad I had a couple of bits and pieces with me.

ArabellaBeaumaris Sat 20-Apr-13 18:37:40

bottle so they don't get accused of misconduct.

I'd go to A&E, OP.

OHforDUCKScake Sat 20-Apr-13 18:38:22

Go. Go now.

timidviper Sat 20-Apr-13 18:41:20

I thought the rule for GPs was that they had to ask if you wanted a chaperone and provide one or delay the examination if you did and none available. I am not sure that they have to have one if you don't mind.

MooneyRara Sat 20-Apr-13 18:42:22

Go asap x

featherbag Sat 20-Apr-13 18:45:15

Call OOH, get seen by them, and have them refer you to the on-call gynae team at the hospital. They will then see you in A&E (the triage nurse will bleep them), and this will save you sitting in a very long queue to see a junior doc in A&E, who will more than likely either refer you to gynae anyway (more waiting) or send you back to your GP on Monday. Seriously, I know what I'm on about!

McNewPants2013 Sat 20-Apr-13 18:45:32

Go and get yourself sorted.

featherbag Sat 20-Apr-13 18:46:21

Oh, and no doc I know will do any kind of intimate examination on anyone, male or female, without an appropriate chaperone. They're protecting themselves, not you!

Go now!

I had a male GP check my coil strings about a year ago. He asked if I wanted a nurse in there but I said no.

toboldlygo Sat 20-Apr-13 19:00:25

Agree with feather, call OOH GP and get an appointment. If you need to be seen they can arrange to send you straight up to gynae ward (or send them down to review you in A&E), no waiting about with the drunks and malingerers.

Disagree about the exam though, I've had a pelvic exam from a (female) GP without a chaperone and many of our OOH doctors will perform them if required. More likely to send you up to gynae, however.

imour Sat 20-Apr-13 19:00:34

id go now , hope you get sorted .

featherbag Sat 20-Apr-13 19:02:13

I did say no doc I know, not no doc ever!

Jestrin Sat 20-Apr-13 19:26:06

Go! What's stopping you??

Kubalai Sat 20-Apr-13 19:29:59

Def go.

Have yoy done a pg test?

I had 2 'periods' and awful pain with my ectopic.

Not saying that's your situation obviously, but ypur body is telling you something's wrong. Good luck.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 20-Apr-13 19:30:01

Why didn't you go back to the gp or family planning on Friday?

Ill probably get flamed for this but unless the pain has got worse since you saw the gp I'd say its not an a&e case. It's not an accident and if you've been coping since Tues and saw a dr on Thurs who wasn't worried then its not an emergency.

Obviously I'm in a minority. smile

JedwardScissorhands Sat 20-Apr-13 19:33:01

Probably because the OP had already been turned away several times, VivaLeBeaver

VivaLeBeaver Sat 20-Apr-13 19:34:18

Mmm, I'd have been ringing the gp on Friday and asking if there was a nurse about to be a chaperone.

tutu100 Sat 20-Apr-13 19:34:52

I'd go to a&e. My coil slip down out of place once so it was partly poking through my cervix. Couldn't be seen or felt through an internal exam, but an ultrasound confirmed it's position. Because it was irritating my cervix I was getting awful contraction like pains and hot and cold flushes. These got worse over a couple of days and I went to the dr's twice before they referred me to the hospital for an appointment later that day. By that point had it been a weekend I couldn't have waited till the dr's reopened on Monday so I would have gone to A&E.

Even if it is not this or fibroids having the coil does put you at higher risk of developing a pelvic infection. I think you have a valid reason for going, but agree with others get up there now! before the drunks start pouring in.

MummytoKatie Sat 20-Apr-13 20:05:52

I agree - start with OOH GP. Some give you an appointment, others you have to queue but the queue is generally shorter than A&E.

Had to go with dd this am - she woke with a temp and "hurting wee wee" and UTIs can be really serious with toddlers. The wait was the same as the time it took me to read one Charlie and Lola book so I was amazed!

landofsoapandglory Sat 20-Apr-13 20:11:00

I agree with Viva.

I wouldn't go to A&E for this, it wouldn't even occur to me to.

MarjoryStewartBaxter Sat 20-Apr-13 20:11:46

A&E will be hell on a Saturday night, as featherbag said you could end up waiting in a massive queue to even be assessed. Try 111? They vary in usefulness depending on where you live, but should be able to tell you whether you should be going to a walk in centre, out of hours GP or A&E.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 20-Apr-13 20:20:59

And ooh dr can do internals. I also had my coil half in, half out for hours with agonising cramps. I went to OOH and the dr there took it out with the receptionist as chaperone.

I'd go there if in pain.

nurseneedshelp Sat 20-Apr-13 20:24:55

Hope you're ok!
I'm an A+E nurse and you should deffo go! The fact that you've already been to the GP's speaks volumes to me.

I'm sure it will be busy with alcohol fuelled people that have been basking in the sun!

ReluctantlyBeingYoniMassaged Sat 20-Apr-13 20:28:06

Hope you are there now getting it sorted.

Worriedmumofan8yearoldgirl Sat 20-Apr-13 21:02:48

A&E.

I was blue lighted with agonising stomach cramps which turned out to be a crippling womb infection caused by my coil. I remember the ambulance bods telling me its very common and they 'bloody hate coils' but that it is a valid reason to go to a&E

dayshiftdoris Sat 20-Apr-13 21:48:40

I called OOH with a half rejected coil which started on a Saturday - I knew what it was because it had happened before...

I was told they could not do examinations and advised I went to A&E... I wouldn't so I suffered another 48hrs by which time I was vomiting with the pain...

If OP has been coping with this since earlier this week and is now bleeding then there is NO WAY she can wait until Monday. Go to A&E.

chickensaladagain Sun 21-Apr-13 07:49:46

How are you this morning op?

FutTheShuckUp Sun 21-Apr-13 08:33:04

Well I went last night had a minimal wait. They were very good doc said she could see I was in lots of pain and took it very seriously. The upshot is they think it's a cyst that's burst as I have polycystic ovaries as the pain and bleeding would be consistent with this. So although they haven't actually been able to do anything its good to know it's nothing immediately serious

Ouch poor you! I know someone who that happened to and they said it was worse pain than having a baby. Glad you got seen. Hope you feel better soon w

Oops that w was meant to be smile

cocolepew Sun 21-Apr-13 10:11:42

Poor you, that happened to me and it was agony.

Hope you feel better soon.

parno Sun 21-Apr-13 12:04:55

I would Defo go if you haven't already. Had a similar sounding pain a couple of years ago and it ended up being pelvic inflammatory. I was in incredible pain in the end, temp of 104, morphine for the pain and hospitalized for 4 days. Have been paranoid every time I get a bit of period pain.

Hope you are ok. Would like to bed I am not normally such a doom monkey.

parno Sun 21-Apr-13 12:05:14

Add not bed!

parno Sun 21-Apr-13 12:08:10

Sorry missed your update. Get well soon.

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