Pain and irregular bleeding but no one will examine me

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dazzlinghaze Tue 27-Oct-20 12:41:47

Hi, I'm just looking for a bit of advice. I've been experiencing pain and irregular bleeding after sex for a good few months now and I can't get anyone at my GP or at the sexual health clinic to examine me. The sexual health clinic invited me to do a self administered STI test which I did and it came back negative.

They're now telling me they can't see me to examine me due to Covid. So, I called my GP and explained the situation and they have said they're not seeing patients and the nurse can't do a smear test as I am not due one yet.

I'm really worried and don't know what to do now. Can they really just not examine me when I have symptoms that could be cervical cancer?!

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Panicsettingin Tue 27-Oct-20 12:59:37

Was it the GP who said they won’t see you or the receptionist?
If it was the receptionist then could you book a telephone consultation with the GP so that you could discuss/request an examination? Or, If their nurses are doing smears on women then, if a dr won’t examine you then a nurse should. (although they are right that you can’t have a smear because the lab wouldn’t test the sample)
Our GP’s are examining patients with gynae issues, awful if you can’t be seen.

dazzlinghaze Tue 27-Oct-20 13:05:02

Ahh yeah it was the receptionist. I'll try that then. Thank you!

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AcceptanceIsBliss Wed 28-Oct-20 19:15:18

Yes get a phone consultation. Absolutely ridiculous, my doctors were still doing smear tests in lock down!

Crushrush82 Thu 29-Oct-20 07:54:31

Going through the same,plus left side groin and ovary pain.

They did my smear and swavzast week. Swabs got damaged. I just want a scan and someone to discuss the pain. So even health clinics are not helpful?

Lemonsyellow Thu 29-Oct-20 08:01:04

That doesn’t sound right at all. I was triaged by phone, got a GP appointment for an gynae examination and then GP referred me for a hospital appointment for a scan. Also got a smear test done. I’m in a high risk area for Covid.

dazzlinghaze Thu 29-Oct-20 13:50:01

I phoned back as a PP suggested and asked to speak with a gp/ nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner has asked me to come in today so I'm seeing her at half 3. Seems the receptionist was just giving the wrong information.

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