I finally got my referral to a local BSGE centre, after a bit of a set-to with my GP and read up on the specialist who I'd be seeing. I took the day off work and drove an hour to get there only to find the specialist wasn't available and I'd be seeing one of his 'team'.
The guy I did see was very lovely and informative about endo in general. My previous MRI, done when I was seeing a general gynae, was pretty inconclusive and he said he couldn't justify repeating it - which was a shame as I know from past experience that they have much better equipment at the BSGE hospital.
On clinical exam the general gynae found adhesions and said my uterus was attached to my bowel. This guy didn't examine me but booked me in for a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy to 'see what's going on', explaining that it would be necessary to have a second lap for further treatment should things prove to be a bit messy in there.
I came away glad they're doing something but started to wonder why I couldn't have all the necessary treatment in one go since I am now at a specialist centre... Is it usual to have multiple surgeries? I'm worried that I've become a guinea pig for a trainee. I know doctors need to train but I've had bad experiences with students before and am not really comfortable with being opened up by anyone other than the main man.
Has anyone else found themselves with a whole load of burning questions a few days after their appointment? Who do you contact in this situation?
I also forgot to mention (left my notes in the car which was parked miles away) a few symptoms which may be very relevant to locating any endo.
Any advice would be much appreciated!
Thank you x