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Advice needed AGAIN!!

Hutchy79
Hutchy79
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Well after being on such a high last week after my GP agreed to a second referral to my nearest endo centre (RVI), I've received a phone call this morning to let me no that my GP has spoken to his colleagues (he is a senior partner) and they have agreed that it would be much better to refer me back to my local hospital (which is where I'm currently being seen) as the RVI won't have access to any tests that have been carried out with my last consultant, after getting no where with the receptionist and ending the phone call I've just realised that no tests have been carried out ive had one ultrasound which my GP requested, my usual GP that I see is currently on adoption leave so not sure when she's coming back so having to deal with a different GP!! I'm very dubious about being referred to a different consultant in the same hospital admit sure how it will work, has anyone got any experience with this? Your advice would be greatly appreciated x x

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victoria044

Hi hun, so sorry to hear this. I would go back to gp and explain you've had no previous tests etc carried out. I would then insist that they refer you to the endo centre as you are unhappy with the treatment you are receiving at your local hospital. If they are unwilling to do this I would change gp surgery and find a gp who will be more helpful. Best wishes xx

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Greencupcake

As far as I'm aware Nhs is now choiced based therefore you can choose where you are referred. Perhaps ask to speak to the gp and reinforce that you want to be referred to the endo centre.

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Brownlow
Brownlow
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Excellent post Lindle. Thank you. The idea to write a letter is spot on.

Hutchy79,

Good luck and show them you mean business! x

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Hutchy79
Hutchy79
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I've spoke to the receptionist again today and made an appt again, I double checked what the GP has done - he's written to the consultant and asked her to arrange a review with another consultant as Im not happy with treatment from her, like that's not going to affect anything!!!!

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Hutchy79
Hutchy79
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When I've looked into the consultant a bit more, her speciality is more obstetrics than gynae if that makes sense hence her having a go about us not wanting more children x

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Brownlow

Hi Hutchy,

What happened about this situation? Have you written to your GP or are you just waiting for that second opinion appointment? X

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Hutchy79
Hutchy79
in reply to Brownlow

Hi Brownlow

I've spoken with GP who has spoken with the consultant who he referred me to for a second opinion he is adamant that he can help me, I have appointment for the 14th April which can't come soon enoug, to be honest I'm not sure what to do for the best x

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Brownlow
Brownlow
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That sounds good. You can often find good gynaecologists who have a wider breadth of knowledge and experience but are not necessarily endo specialists. At your appointment do ask about experience etc. The endo centres have named urologists and colorectal surgeons who are experienced at dealing with endo on the bladder and bowel respectively and can be called in for an operation if endo is found at these locations. I wish you well fir your appointment on the 14th. x

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