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Women are sharing ghastly experiences of outpatient #hysteroscopy - invasive surgery with zero anaesthetic - the NHS UK standard practice

This barbaric, inhumane, misogynistic assault against women's rights must end

@RCObsGyn
@HysteroscopyA
@RCoANews
@NHSuk
@TheBSGE
'My scream sounded unearthly to me, like an animal in terrible pain. Part of my inside was being cut without any anaesthetic. I am 73 years old'
careopinion.org.uk/836391
#Hysteroscopy without #anaesthetic
'excruciatingly painful and the gas and air did not really do anything to alleviate the pain'
careopinion.org.uk/842763
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1/ Seemingly endless reports coming in - women's grotesque gynaecological experiences on @NHSuk

Lied to, minimised, dismissed, mocked, belittled, scorned by health care professionals

@NHSuk
@RCObsGyn
#nurse
#gynaecologist
#gynaecology
#gynae
#IUD
@HysteroscopyA
Refusal to believe women's first hand authoritative accounts of how these procedures TRULY feel

Failure to see women as needing or having any right to pain management

Callous, total lack of empathy, refusal to respond to women's pain
'Was told I was being “dramatic” by female doctor & nurse'

'Last time I spoke to female GP she basically told me as a woman I should expect this'

'I had a hysteroscopy and the male consultant was furious I had the anesthetic when he told me I didn't need it'
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Hysteroscopy: excellent treatment when done with respect & compassion for patient, without financial and convenience issues & outdated attitudes to women getting in the way. A thread:

@HysteroscopyA
@Trust_Failed
@ProfEmmaCrosbie
@RCoANews
@NHSuk
@RoseCoatesBN5
@rcgp
@RCObsGyn
#Anaesthetics have been available since the century before last.

Men are given local or general anaesthetic for #prostatecancer biopsies as a matter of course.

So why do women continue to be subjected to #gynaecological torture? Misogyny in action?
Hysteroscopy is SURGERY - anaesthesia, relaxation and pain management should be the norm, not the exception.

And as it's surgery, involving cutting and blood, doing it in an office with patient & #gynaecologist in their outdoor clothes is a hygiene disaster waiting to happen.
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WHAT NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT STIs/STDs

Sexually transmitted infections/diseases are more common than you think.

1. There are many sexually transmitted diseases
2. Condoms do not protect against all types of STIS/STDS
3. Some may not show obvious symptoms 

@aproko_doctor
4. Some cause irreversible damage within a very short time.

5. Some can lead to complications that may manifest 15 to 30 years later 

6. Some have uncommon symptoms like behavioural changes, headache, fleshy growths abnormal bleeding between period etc.
7. When infected, you must do contact tracing of recent sexual partners, so they can be treated

8. New sexual partners should screen/test before engaging in sexual activities 

9. You can’t treat all STIs with same medications

10. If in pregnancy, it can lead to miscarriage
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