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"Gynaecologist appointment in Brisbane"

About: Specialists in the Brisbane Electoral District

(as the patient),

I went to see a gynaecologist in Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, as I needed to have a hysterectomy ASAP. This had already been decided at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, but I wanted to go private to get it done sooner. I explained to the gynaecologist that my very enlarged uterus was pressing on my ureter causing urine to back up, resulting in hydronephritis and a hydroureter and high blood pressure. The gynaecologist questioned if this was because of the uterus, and seemed to think it may be because of a kidney stone.

Even though I appreciated the exploration of all possibilities, I felt the gynaecologist didn’t believe what I was saying, even though the hospital had already done extensive tests, and determined it was the uterus.

In the end, the gynaecologist agreed the uterus had to be removed (for a few other reasons anyway), and a surgical appointment was made for a few weeks’ time. I said I didn't want to wait that long, as my blood pressure was very high. The gynaecologist then checked my BP which was very high, and told me to relax and checked again in a minute. After 5 minutes, it was only slightly lower but still very high. I explained that this was not uncommon with me recently, but the gynaecologist commented that I was just anxious! ! ! ! ! !

I asked if there was any way it could be done sooner (I am very worried about permanent kidney damage), and I was told that a few weeks was a good deal!

I left feeling extremely angry - I felt I was not listened to and that my concerns were not addressed.

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