Can you book a lap with your GP before seeing your Gynacologist

Where the Gynacologist would do the laproscopy but just book it ahead of time because I'm waiting till Halloween to see this doctor and I'm barely functioning as it is. I have an appointment with my pediatrictian next Tuesday.I saw the wait time topic posted earlier and I assummed they were done really quickly since my current gyn said she would book it in a month or 2 once I had taken the birth control and had no clearing of symptoms.

I'm in Canada so I'm not sure if there's a time difference.

The Gynacologist I'm going to see is a specialist, it would be for my diagnostic lap. I'm just worried by the time I get it done I'll have already missed half of the school year.

I just don't want to ask the question and sound like an idiot like the time I asked my current gyn for an MRI...

Can anyone give some insight?

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  • Hi Hannah - when a GP refers you to a specialist they are asking for the specialist's opinion. If a lap is considered appropriate then only the specialist can make this decision. This will be the same everywhere.

  • Hi, I agree with Lindle. I'm in Australia but it works the same way. I'm sure this probably will be frustrating for you. I really feel for you as I know how debilitating endo symptoms can be & all you want is for it to be dealt with as quickly as possible. I was working full time when I was suffering from incredible stomach pain that would just hit me all of a sudden & I would have to stop what I was doing & just lie in a featul position until it passed. It took a long time for the Drs to figure out what was causing this pain. If I hadn't being journaling & taking note of when the pain was happening I think it would have taken even longer. I think that sometimes we know our bodies better than the Drs & you have to be proactive in getting answers. It's good to ask questions & don't feel embarrassed if it ends up sounding a little foolish. I hope you can cope until you're able to have your lap done. It's such a bummer how it impacts your life. I hope you don't end up missing too much school & the Drs get on top of it quickly. Hang in there. My thoughts are with you. 🙏💗😊

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