awful fertility specialist...getting refered to another one about a laparoscopy

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  1. Dancingkaty1

    Dancingkaty1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi girlies!! have put this post in lttc too...


    Well i have been getting symptoms of endometriosis for a while now ( low back ache from ovulation up til af arrives, gradually gets worse, painful sex sometimes, spotting before af arrives, thick black discharge b4 af arrives, extreme tummy pains when af has arrived & when i do a poo )so went to speak to my doc & he said to speak to my fs about it as from what i was saying he thought a lap would be a good thing to have done. So i brought forward my appointment with my fs & asked her about it.....she said that i do not need it done, all my scans showed nothing so not to worry! I asked if scans def do show endo & she said not always but she said she thought i was fine. She sent me packing with a prescription of another 3 mths of clomid! I came out hospital crying my eyes out, felt like she wasnt listening So i have arranged an appointment at a local private hospital for next tues, to see a specialist gyno who does laporoscopys & deals with endo all the time. Costing £140 just to speak to him!! Apparently they do serve nhs patients there too so im hoping if he does refer me 4 a lap he can refer me as an nhs patient.....i cant afford the £3000 bill there!!! Had to go to my doctors today & get him to write a referal letter as the private one is asking for one.....i kinda feel all this just because my fs wouldnt listen & do her job properly!!!

    I dont know if there is a long wait to have a lap done....im assuming it wont be til the very earliest feb now so at least i will have tried the clomid for 3 mths, then if i have lap done & if every things ok ( if not hopefully have the endo removed there & then!) then i can maybe try the other 3 mths of clomid i have got! I know im prob thinking far too way ahead now.....just helps me feel more positive knowing im doing things to help me have my dream of another baby

    Due on Christmas Eve......would be brilliant to be pregnant then so i dont have to go through a lap but im willing to do anything to sort these symptoms out.

    xx
     
  2. cheekybint

    cheekybint TTC #4 after TR, 1 tube

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    Hi Dancingkaty1

    Sorry to hear you're having issues with your FS.

    I went private, and my FS was able to do my Laparoscopy on the NHS (so no cost!) within 4 weeks of the original referal. Obviously you're in Essex and i'm in Northamptonshire so the waiting lists may differ, but it'll give you some idea of how long you'll have to wait :)

    Good luck!
     
  3. Dancingkaty1

    Dancingkaty1 Well-Known Member

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    thank you for your reply cheekybint.....glad u didnt have to wait that long....hoping i only have to wait 4 weeks :) how did u find the procedure...im nervous but want it done x
     
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    cheekybint TTC #4 after TR, 1 tube

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    You're welcome :) The procedure itself was absolutely fine. Slight discomfort afterwards but nothing some good painkillers couldn't sort out.

    The worse bit was the waiting lol so if you do go through the NHS just make sure you take a good book with you because you may be waiting a good few hours for your turn!
     

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