I've got a diagnosis of Stage IV endometriosis and have had 2 laps with both ovarian cystectomy and excision of endometriosis. I'm about to have my merina coil removed as I am getting married in 3 weeks time and we want to start trying for a baby ASAP.
2 years ago after my second lap and GnRH treatment, my consultant gynae said that I would likely need ivf, although for the first year after the lap there might be a possibility to conceive naturally. However the standard NICE rules appear to say that you have to be trying for 2 years before referral. I don't want to wait this long as I am already almost 39 so every month is precious, plus I have a known and diagnosed condition...
My GP has said he will start testing at 10 months of trying and refer at 12 months. Local CCG guidelines seems to say testing can begin at 6 months for women over 36 years old, but are not clear at what point referral can happen.
Any advice on navigating what I am actually entitled to and should be asking for?