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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

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

Sorry missed your update. Get well soon.

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

Add not bed!

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.

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

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

Hope you feel better soon.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 21-Apr-13 08:37:53

Oops that w was meant to be smile

SpottyTeacakes Sun 21-Apr-13 08:37:37

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

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

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

How are you this morning op?

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.

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


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

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

Hope you are there now getting it sorted.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 19:30:01

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

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.

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

Go! What's stopping you??

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

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

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

id go now , hope you get sorted .

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.

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