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Endo specialist consultation

Hi ladies, hope you are all well.

I have a consultation with an endo specialist on thursday.

I thought it may be a good idea to write down my symptoms and hand them to hin rather then trying to say them all?

Ive put up a list of some of my symptoms.

Is this a good idea or do you think he will rather me tell him myself?

Any advice would be highly appreciated

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I have the worst memory so I tend to write all my symptoms down, when I met my endo specialist he was really happy that I wrote everything down so he knew everything without me forgetting the mention something. It's not the worst thing to do at the end of the day they need to know everything.

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Thank you for your reply.

Will defo take it with me.

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Hey. For my appointment with my specialist I had written down things to make sure I mentioned everything but he was so thorough and asked me so many questions and got me to fill out a booklet, that I didn’t even need to show him what I had written down. I would take it with you but if they’re anything like mine was you shouldn’t need it but it will be nice reassurance I guess to have it there so you know you haven’t forgotten anything. Good luck x

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Thank you for replying.

Hoping hes a lot better then my last consultant (general gyne) who didnt ask me anything at all just treated me like rubbish x

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I hope so! There seem to be a lot of people on here that have had trouble with general gynaecologists! I’ve had a bad experience with one too. From my experience the specialist was way more professional x

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Great idea you'll always forget otherwise and kick yourself, afterwards good luck hun 💗🤗😘

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I think they appreciate you being prepared. It saves you forgetting something which later on they would have liked you to have told them.

I done this. I also wrote down my typical period time...what went on and what i took for pain etc. I went in with all paperwork lol including my research on possible aids....such as coil etc to show i had done some thinking on the matter myself.

Its also a good idea to write down some questions you want answered cos sometimes you walk out and think later....damn i needed that question answered and i forgot to ask.

They will still ask you about what you have written but atleast its there and so will be a case of further explaination rather than trying to remember.

Just remember one thing....it is my rule....if you have a question, any question no matter how small or how silly you think it maybe and you want it answered....ask it. Never be afraid to ask it.

Good luck.

Heads up

Let us know how it goes. X

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Thank you for replying.

I will be writing everything down. Didnt think of writing questions down so will defo do that too.

I have so much to ask. Last time iwasnt asked anything was just told u have kids u probz ent got it but ill do a lap anyway 😠

Will put a post up after my appt x

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And that stupid answer to your question is the reason we all dispair of general gynaecologists.

Just because you have had kids and have been able to have them dowsnt mean tou dont have it. My older sister has had 2 and she had the worst case her consultant had seen in years. Organs attatched and attatchment to muscles and pelvic areas.

Also if they do an exam and say "you dont have it cos i can move your womb freely." (it was rather uncomfortable😢) dont listen and ask to see someone else.

Although as you are going to a specialist this shouldnt be the case.

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