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can my doctor do anything re. waiting time?

Just wondering really. I saw a private specialist, he has recommended CA 125 blood test, MRI and lap. He said the doctor can't order the MRI even though it's in his notes to her? So I have to be referred out to an NHS gynae (no appointments even available to book at the moment, average 5 month wait according to online system), then the MRI, then the lap wait on top of that.

I understand many women are much worse off than me, but this is having a massive impact on my pre-existing mental health issues. The only thing the GP can do is order the blood test. Is she able to help speed up the referral in any way? Feeling so hopeless.

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Mine couldn't despite going several times in lots of pain - they just gave me more painkillers.

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I'm sorry to hear that xx

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