How long roughly do you wait for a Diagno... - Endometriosis UK

Endometriosis UK

57,524 members45,929 posts

How long roughly do you wait for a Diagnostic Laparoscopy...

KyLouN profile image

I was referred to a gyne consultant Monday 18th Feb 19, my gyne appointment was 22nd Feb 19 so I’ve been very lucky to have been seen so quickly. I signed the consent form and spoke about the procedure with the consultant but I can help but now I can’t stop thinking about how long I’m going to be waiting for it to be done?

I’m so fed up of being in pain!👎🏻

8 Replies

Depends what part of the country you are in, different places you can expect to wait longer. Im in Northern Ireland, and it took me around 8 months of waiting, simply because I went private with my gynae and was then offered a cancellation spot. If you know what hospital you’d be going through try ringing to see if they have cancellations

KyLouN profile image
KyLouN in reply to

Wow really, I’m from the UK I’ve seen 18 weeks is the maximum time for the waiting times & I will try ringing in a week or so thank you for the help!

in reply to KyLouN

No probs, just after my gynae visit I received a health questionnaire from the hospital which advised me I would be seen within 14 weeks, which obviously wasn’t the case. So just be prepared to wait a lot longer, especially as waiting times on the nhs are horrible at the moment. Good luck!

KyLouN profile image
KyLouN in reply to

Praying it’s not too long the pain is awful😭finger crossed, thank you😊

I’ve waited nearly 7 months and having my laproscopy tomorrow but it’s been brought forward as an emergency as I was admitted to hospital with suspicion of my ovary being twisted by my dermoid cyst.

I'm in the West Midlands and waited 4 months. I would have been waiting who knows how much longer though because I had an urgent non-routine appointment with a new gynaecologist who happened to have an empty list coming up so booked me in. All I would say is to ask if there is a cancellations list and to try and not get your hopes up if you get a pre-op letter through the door by thinking the laparoscopy will follow soon. I had my pre-op 2 weeks before attending that unexpected appointment, and I still waited 6 weeks after my pre-op for my admission which, as I say, would probably have been much later had it not been for my gynaecologist suggesting it during a non-routine appointment.

Waiting for your laparoscopy feels like torture but I hope you don't have to wait too long - just remember that the fact you are on the waiting list is a huge relief in itself as your symptoms are definitely going to be investigated now. Hope you get the answers you're looking for.

Thank you! I’m just waiting for the pre-op letter I’ve been told it shouldn’t be much longer and then they’ll get me in for my lap, been in soo much pain and I still am now I’m trying to fight constantly ending up in the a&e department in agony..I really appreciate your reply it’s helped thank you again.

RJS626 profile image
RJS626 in reply to KyLouN

I'm glad you've had some reassurance - fingers crossed for you!

You may also like...