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What does NEC stand for regarding a hysterectomy on a sick note?

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FrankenCat Fri 08-Nov-19 17:12:58

I've looked online and can't seem to find an explanation that relates to a hysterectomy. But looking at the sick note I've just been issued, the reason is "Hysterectomy NEC" and I was curious as to what the NEC bit stands for.
Any ideas?

PatMullins Fri 08-Nov-19 17:14:39

It’s just a read code the GP computer system uses

rainywinterday Fri 08-Nov-19 17:18:31

NEC usually means no evidence of cancer. Not sure if it does in this case though!

Greybeardy Fri 08-Nov-19 17:24:32

Not elsewhere classified.

FrankenCat Fri 08-Nov-19 18:22:11

Thank you, so looks like it's just GP jargon then. I was just curious. And bored. There's lots of boredom in this recovery business hmm

megletthesecond Fri 08-Nov-19 18:26:20

I got all my paperwork filed during the housebound stage of hysterectomy recovery.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 08-Nov-19 19:26:27

I'm in recovery at the moment but my notes are in Turkish/ translated from Turkish (not hysterectomy) so I understand about 1/10th of them.

I also have a DVD of my operation which is awesome !

FrankenCat Sat 09-Nov-19 10:09:25

@70isaLimitNotaTarget wow that is impressive! I'd love to see what they did with mine. Mine took over 4 hours instead of the expected 2 though, so that would be a Loooooong video lol

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