I'm new here so please bare with.
Last night I spent roughly 8 hours in hospital but let's go back a bit.
So last week I started getting period pains (makes sense I was due on). After a few days of excruciating period pain but no blood I started getting the feeling that my pelvis was full of concrete, it was heavy and extremely painful. I make it through the weekend and Monday as Tuesday is the day I usually see my Dr. Tuesday rolls around and my Dr is on holiday so on Wednesday I ring back and just speak to whoever is available because the pain is too bad.
I get a phone call from this Dr I've never spoken to before. She essentially says "you need to poop and as long as you're not pregnant you're fine" - I told her I am not constipated I know my body this isn't right something's wrong! Did she listen? no. However, she books me a face-to-face appointment with my Doctor... for Friday the 13th so 9 days time...
Thursday night comes round and I am just a wreck I'm in agony, it's not getting better, pain killers aren't touching it and I can't wait 9 days so I go to the 111 website and end up on the phone with a nurse. She was lovely and referred me to the out of hours GP.
The out of hours GP rang and asked me to come in and see him at 00:15am as he was worried it could be the start of appendicitis. I go to the appointment, he listens intently and understands how much pain I am in (Being quater past midnight the pharmacies were shut so he couldn't give me pain relief). He went off to try and get hold of the surgical dr at A&E because he still had concerns of appendicitis.
The Dr couldn't get hold of the surgical Dr so he printed me off a letter and sent me straight to A&E...
Long story short... I get there at around 1:00am... I get my blood taken and told to sit and wait for the surgical dr. (I need to add here I haven't taken any pain killers since 7:00pm on the thursday night the nurses know this I told them at every possible chance). I'm sat on the worlds most uncomfortable chair for 5 hours! no obs, no painkillers nothing just rocking myself to try and get rid of the pain trying my hardest not to cry because if I do I won't stop. 5:30am hits and a Dr (not the surgical one) pulls me into a room and talks to me about what's going on... He finally gives me a tiny bit of oramorph and tells me he is going to get the surgical Dr to see my ASAP. 15 mins later, the surgical Dr arrives. He examines me talks to me and says that he is confident it's not appendicitis but he id referring me for scans and I have a choice. I can either stay there and wait but he can't say when I'll be called for scans it could be at 9:00am or 5:00pm or I can go home and wait for a phone call for an appointment tomorrow (Today, Saturday). I choose to go home at least I can take pain killers and sleep.
My mum picks me up and we end up taking my brother to work and I get a mcdonalds because I deserve it haha! As my mum is shopping I get a phone call to come back to the hospital for 2:00pm as they have an appointment for me to have my scans.
2:00pm and I'm back at hospital (still no sleep, just another dose of oramorph when I got home before taking my brother to work) I get my obs taken at the SDEC and then sent down for scans. (I wasn't told to have a full bladder and didn't arrive with a full bladder because I've had scans where I need a full bladder and one's where it needs to be emptied.) I go for my scan and they can't get a clear picture because my bladder is empty. They tried to do an internal scan but the pain was just too much. I got sent back to SDEC expecting to be told to drink a lot and they'll try again with a full bladder or come back the next day... no... (This is where I completely break down)...
A Dr pulled me into an examination room examined me and the said.... "Your scans were clear there is nothing from a surgical point of view that I can do and because it is clear, Genecology won't be interested. You can go home now and I suggest you just wait for your period and take painkillers".... and with that I was discharged... I exited the hospital and just completely broke down.
Can anyone help me? I am keeping my appointment for Friday 13th I just don't know what to do now? Do I go back to A&E? if so what do I say? I just don't know I'm so distraught and in so much pain. I know something isn't right I know my body but no one is listening
TLDR: Went to hospital, got told to wait for my period and take pain killers and that they can't do anything.