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I recently had a colonoscopy, after my bowel habits changed following a gastroenteritis bug that lasted about 3.5 weeks, back in October. The colonoscopy revealed a tiny harmless polyp, that the guy doing the procedure said was in an awkward position, and that I'd need to go back to have it removed. This was told to me whilst I was under sedation, although I remember clearly. I haven't spoken to any other doctor or consultant following this.
However, I received a letter from the hospital with a date for the end of the month for a pre-op assessment. There was no mention of any further consultation. When I phoned the hospital today, the pre-op nurse said the fact I didn't know what I was coming in for wasn't very good, so she passed me to the consultant's secretary, who just asked me what they told me at the clinic, but didn't manage to provide me with any details. She said if I wanted to see the consultant I'd have to wait till July.
So my question is, is this normal? Are other people happy to embark with an operation not knowing exactly (or at all) what is involved, the risks etc? I don't have much experience with hospitals, so if anyone can advise me I'd be very grateful.
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