"Lack of sensitivity by a doctor"
About: Geraldton Hospital / Emergency Department Geraldton Hospital Emergency Department Geraldton 6530
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Went to Geraldton Regional Hospital in the middle of the night because I had blood in my urine. I was put in a cubicle with a curtain in between me and patients. I took in the sample of urine. They took some blood tests and I was ducking into the toilet in extreme agony very 5 minutes. The examining doctor said he needed to do an internal investigation of my vagina and he would find a private room to do so. He asked me very personal questions about my pelvic history, births, operations, etc. in a loud voice. I explained I had a bowel prolapse and had been under a Women's Health physio in Geraldton. I showed him a device I was encouraged to use in my vagina to support my back wall. Hours later, he comes in to my cubicle with a female nurse and does the internal. My husband stayed as a witness to what was said. He injured me with the dilator where I was having to pant with the pain. He talked about, here is your uterus at the front, this is your vagina and the back is your bowel. Then he made me cough and cough and said I had, both a bowel and bladder prolapse. I said my Women's Health physio said I had a bowel prolapse. He replied, she is only a physio, not medical and has no right to diagnose. I said she has a Master's Degree. He said, I couldn't care less, she has no right to diagnose, she is not medical. He then said I shouldn't be inserting anything into my vagina as I could perforate my vagina. I said, I am doing what I was told! He says, she is not medical! Now he then comes back a minimum of seven times saying out loud, you need a urogynecologist - saying this outside my curtained cubicle. I got it the first time! I am university educated and I am not deaf. Neither is every other patient in that emergency ward! They heard every word. I felt this doctor was contemptuous, lacking in sensitivity, rude and talked down to me. Just because I am elderly with white hair does not mean I have dementia! My husband is a witness to everything.