My operation in France: bladder polyp removal

Anne Pollard feels fitter and healthier than she has for the last three years

The inside story of readers who have had operations in France – and how they found the health service, by Gillian Harvey

Former cake decorator Anne Pollard, 71, retired to Charente-Maritime in 2008 with husband Paul, but he died that same year. Anne was in good health, until she experienced unexplained bleeding in 2015.

Initial symptoms

I experienced intermittent bleeding from my urethra, and went to my GP. He suggested I went to see a gynaecologist, but I was not convinced, as I was certain the bleeding was coming from my bladder.

When I did see the gynaecologist he told me that although I had a few fibroids, they were not large enough to cause bleeding.

My GP sent me for an ultrasound where a large polyp was discovered in my bladder. Although my GP wanted to refer me to the gynaecologist again, I convinced him to also make an appointment with a ...

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