Sorry this might be a bit of a long post just need a bit of a vent.
I had my first gynecologist appointment about 4/5 months ago after different appointments and scans from my GP all over the last year. It went ok he said there was a significant possibility I had endo but wanted me to have some investigations done by a gastroenterologist to see if I needed a dual approach and put a laparoscopy on reserve for the time being and to come back in a few months after the gastro stuff was finished.
So after getting all results back from gastro with all normal. I was back with the gynecologist yesterday. It was a different doctor because the other one was not in which probably didn’t help. But basically I went in with the expectation that they would now do some more gyne investigations but to my surprise the first suggestion was to try a FODMAP diet for 6 months!!(he used his son as a success story example) And basically if In 4 weeks I was still having issue I should go on the pill and then if that made my blood pressure high(it has done in the past) to get a coil and then if I was still having issues to then go back and they would look into it. If all my symptoms are better after all that I should basically cancel my appointment because they won’t need to do anything else! I was so shocked and angry I ended up getting really upset and wasn’t really able to say much. When I questioned the fact that I needed a diagnosis his response was ‘but why?’.
I had a complete meltdown after this because I’d had enough. Left the appointment with a referral for another TV scan and a follow up appointment.
I’ve made an appointment with my GP to see if I can be referred elsewhere or see what I can do. I understand managing symptoms but surely we need to know what’s causing them in the first place. I was also told that the only way to cure endo anyway was a hysterectomy/menopause!!(which I know is not correct).
It’s just so frustrating that we are so easily dismissed! Sorry for the long post just needed to vent
I hope you are all having a good day. X