Many women will require gynaecological examinations or procedures within their lifetime. According to the NHS statistics, there were just under 3.7 million outpatient referrals for gynaecological reasons in 2017/18.
Generally, these are routine and everything goes according to plan. However, in rare instances mistakes can be made and gynaecological negligence can have both a physical and psychological impact on the patient.
If you have suffered with negligence or misdiagnosis during your examination, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our medical negligence team, they are more than happy to answer your questions and help you with you case should you choose to claim.
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What is gynaecology?
gynaecology is the study or examination of the female reproductive system which included the uterus, cervix, vagina and ovaries. The examination will looking at the functions, medical disorders and diseases to make sure there aren’t any problems or to highlight problems so they can be treated.
Why might you need gynaecological treatment?
There are many symptoms that mean you may need to see a gynaecologist, including:
- Heavy periods
- Bleeding between periods
- Intermittent or irregular periods
- Abdominal or pelvic pain during or between periods
- Itching or burning and irregular discharge
- Cancer of the ovaries, cervix and uterus
- menopause or hormone replacement therapy
- Vaginal bleeding or pain
You might also want to discuss contraception with a gynaecologist, or speak to them about the early stages of pregnancy.
Problems with treatment:
As with all medical treatments, gynaecological treatment doesn’t come without risks. Some of the most common problems that can come from gynaecological treatments include:
- Problems arising from prescribed contraception
- A failure to diagnose pregnancy
- Damage caused during abortion
- Unnecessary or failed procedures
- Post-operative complications
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Hospital infections
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Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.
If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.