Is it only the number of the cases make the difference between an Accredited Centre and a Provisional Centre? Or is better doctor in an accredited centre...as they would have more experiences?
I live in Leicester and I was looking for a specialist and the nearest Provisional Centre was in Stoke on trent a couple month ago but now Northampton General Hospital has a Provisional Endometriosis Centre and it would be nearer for me.
I had a diagnose lap in October 2013 and found a lot of adhesion in my pelvic area and some endo (not much explanations but as far as I know I have them at least the PoD and on my womb). I have chest problems with my period and my respiratory doctor is suspecting I have endo in my chest area. The doctor said from my symptom I might had a minor chest collapsed in December but I didn't go to see a doctor so it couldn't be confirmed. Since then I keep having minor pain so I may have adhesion there. I have coughed up a bit of blood during my period as well. I was told to have a X-ray if I have a chest pain and breathing difficulty next time.
I had a Decapeptyl injection in the end of February. Unfortunately I had bad side effect and I couldn't continue so I only had only one injection. I haven't had period yet but I have a feeling I may have it quite soon.
I will have a gyna doctor (with my current consultant resistor) in the end of June to discuss the outcome of the Decapeptyl treatment and further operation. My injection was unsuccessful and I do not wish to have anymore GnRH injections and I can't take the pills so a hormone treatment is not good for me. I don't wish to have a Marina coil as it is not easy to remove if it goes wrong and I don't seem I go with very well with hormone treatment. Any hormone change makes my migraines horrendous.
I am going to push removal of endo and separation of adhesion operation at the next appointment with my local hospital. I had 3 diagnostic laps but haven't actually had treatment operation. But if they won't give me lap for some reason, I will give up on them and want to ask my GP to refer me to the endo specialist.
Do I wait for a long time for a specialist appointment? Does provisional centre waiting time shorter than accredited centre?
Does endo (provisional or not) centre check my chest area as well?
I am thinking to go to Northampton General Hospital Provisional Endometriosis Centre for the specialist. Has anyone used this hospital before? Any advice please