After years of pain/heaving bleeding, no results from internal scans and smears the doctors are referring me to a gynaecologist with suspected endometriosis.
Until I get the letter of referral in the post the doctor has prescribed me tranexamic acid and advised me to look into the IUD or contraceptive injection (I’m already on microgygnon and has no effect).
I was hoping people could share their experiences on tranexamic acid and if they opted for an IUD or injection. I’m really put off an IUD regarding further pelvic pain and unnecessary bleeding but the injection requires regularly doctors visits and the side effects people are talking about has made me hesitant.
I am currently at university doing my masters and have a lot of work and exams to do and really don’t want to change to something which is really going to affect me during this time.
How long did you have to wait for a referral? What does the gynaecologist do that differs from the GP investigations?