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First gynae appt soon


Hi, I have my first gynae appointment for suspected endo later this month and was wondering if anyone could give me the heads up what to expect?

I saw my GP a few weeks ago with symptoms including crippling pains in my lower back and abdomen from a week to a week and a half before my period starts, stabbing pains when going to the loo and pain so bad I've been known to pass out on the first couple of days of my period. The GP agreed that it sounded like endo. We spoke about going on the pill but hormonal contraceptives have a negative impact on my mental health. I have had an ultrasound already which was clear.

I'm feeling somewhat anxious about this appointment so it would be really helpful to have an idea of what to expect.

4 Replies

I started a pain diary a few weeks before my appointment which helped my consultant a lot, they will just talk about your symptoms and where abouts in your cycle you are when you experience them. Good luck ☺ x

in reply to lizzyxx

Thanks. I've been doing a pain diary for the last couple of months as I thought it might help. Will they pressure me to take hormones or have a coil inserted? I really don't want to go down either of those routes and I feel a bit worried about being pushed into it.

in reply to racheles78

Every consultant is different however after mine read my medical history and heard my symptoms he immediately said he wanted to do a lap and sent me straight for a pre op and I had the lap 6 weeks later. Although I had already been on the pill on and off for years and it didn't help me


Hello racheles78.

I'm sorry that you are feeling anxious about your gynae appointment. There is a lot of information on the Endometriosis UK about getting a diagnosis, including some information on what to expect from your consultation and how to prepare for it Keeping a pain diary is definitely a good idea.

I hope the information helps and that you get some answers when you see the doctor

Best wishes

Lynne - Endometriosis UK

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