When I was diagnosed with Endo, it was by a Gyne - he performed a laparoscopy and removed the Endo, after that I was discharged from the hospital completely as the lap was deemed a success. The Endo symptoms came back 6 months later and my GP is referring me to an Endo Specialist as well as a separate Gyne appointment.
This probably seems like a stupid question, but what can I expect from my appointment with the Endo Specialist and how does it differ from a Gyne one?
Also when booking the appointment a note said that the there are two stages to the appointment - I'll start off by seeing a Nurse Specialist, who will then refer me to see a Doctor/Consultant, which is a 6-8 week minimum wait. Can anyone explain what happens when seeing the Nurse and what happens when seeing the Doctor? Can the Nurse arrange for treatment/laparoscopy or will I have to wait to see the Doctor?
It's already taken my GP 4 months to refer me to Endo/Gyne Clinic even though it's obvious my Endo has returned and another 3 months waiting to get an appointment.. I'm just concerned that it's going to be a long wait until any treatment is arranged for me
Thanks for any help! xx