Hi everyone, had my first gynae appointment today with a consultant, I'm not going to lie I had worked my self up with excitement hoping she'll have answers or at the very least a plan of action that will help get this pain under control. I had been made aware from another gynae doc at my last A&E visit that she was a bladder specialist & will definitely address my urination symptoms, but also that he thought the next appropriate step would be a explorative lap and would let her know.
The outcome of the appointment was to keep a food, bowel, urine & pain diary for the next 3 months, to come off my contraceptive pill entirely & start courses of an antibiotics to reduce the amount of bladder/urine infections I have had. It may sound childish & pathetic but I didn't quite expect how much I'd be disappointed & upset with after waiting 5 months for an appointment that they couldn't have asked me to do the diary whilst I was waiting.
I completely broke down in front of the consultant which forced her hand to assess my pelvic area, which she wasn't going to do.
Everyone I've spoke to has said just ride it out and it's a long waiting game to get even a diagnosis or just do what the doctor says they've got to eliminate things. I feel as if she focused more on the 2 urine infections I've had than the fact I've been taking such strong pain killers for this pain & had a summer literally of just being in and out of hospital. I feel like I wasn't listened to properly & shes fobbed me off for another 3 months.
Anyone else had a similar experience or am I just overeating? 😒😒