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Hospital Consultation

Hi guys I have a consultation today at a private hospital, I just don't know what to expect. Has anyone had any experience in a private hospital?

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I have. During my first consultation they asked my symptoms etc, prescribed me two weeks worth of antibiotics incase it was an STI which I knew it weren't but they just have to to be safe, and then mentioned to me that if I was still getting the same symptoms after the antibiotics then surgery would be the answer.

About 6 weeks later I had my next appointment where I told him that the antibiotics didn't work so he described the surgery and I signed consent forms etc.

It's now about 8 weeks since that appointment and I am going in today for my first lap.

I personally feel like private is better because you are dealt with much quicker than in a general hospital and if you are suffering with daily pain the quicker you get a diagnoses the better.

Good luck for your appointment x

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Thankyou 😊

My history is abit strange, I've had these pains etc for years, I've already had 2 laps but pain has got worse since I've got told mine is just ibs, but I'm currently getting 3 periods every 4 weeks x

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I've only ever had endo treatment privately so can't compare to NHS. I think the main difference will be speed of treatment.

I think the consultant will want to ask about your symptoms and history and will discuss possible next steps with you.

Gx

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I went private via my employer insurance. I get longer consult sessions, shorter waits and always see the senior consultant himself. The main difference is that I don't get an Endo nurse which are provided in NHS centre service. Overall I think private is better due to wait times so long as you've picked a good BSGE centre.

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I had NHS funded treatment at a private hospital when i was first referred to gynae. Waited 7 weeks for the first appointment then 8 weeks for surgery. The appointment was much like all the others - he asked me a few questions (what were my periods like, did I have pain during sex) then said he was sure it was endo and booked me in for surgery and that was it. I wasn't given a scan or any medication. I asked for help with pain relief and was told that was my GP's problem and not his. The consultation was very short and far less detailed than my appointments at the bsge centre I was referred on to. I then went on to have complications after that first surgery and the private hospital were absolutely useless and refused to help.

The important thing is that you see an endo specialist. My experience of private treatment was that the wait times were possibly a bit shorter, but the quality of care wasn't any better, and in the end the gynae at the private hospital couldn't help me anyway because my disease was too severe.

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I wrote a post not long ago about my private consultation!

To be honest mine was a complete waste of time and money!!

I really hope you have more luck and get some answers x

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Update guys I have been to my consultant and he's prescribed lacette pill for 3 months then a lap of no better. I've been diagnosed with PCOS x

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