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To think my dr is a knob

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Daisydoomoo Mon 29-Apr-13 17:35:34

I'm really fed up that my periods have gone AWOL, followed by bleeds lasting for 20 days. My dr says this is not a problem as long as I'm not looking to conceive.

I have been a few times now to my gp, had tests and a scan, with no cause found. Medications do not stop the heavy bleeding, and I need to constantly change my underwear, bed clothes and feel weak and dizzy. Sorry if tmi, but I have to change my wotsit at least 10 times a day.

I had an emergency gynae appt and was told my only option was an op to burn the lining of the womb. The gynaecologist and gp (both male) think its no big deal and that I need to get on with it.


MrsTomHardy Mon 29-Apr-13 17:42:46

Your Dr is indeed a knob

Tiredtrout Mon 29-Apr-13 17:45:59

They are both knobs, are they coming up with anything else to help?

Meringue33 Mon 29-Apr-13 17:53:38

You mentioned meds, have you tried tranxemic acid?

Daisydoomoo Mon 29-Apr-13 17:54:17

I'm frustrated that I've always had regular cycles (apart from whilst Breastfeeding) but the gp thinks its acceptable to have prolonged bleeding like this. He doesn't see it as a problem unless I was looking to conceive.

Daisydoomoo Mon 29-Apr-13 17:55:37

Meringue33 - yes, but it didn't work, I also had a couple of hormone based meds.

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 29-Apr-13 17:56:46

How old are you?

IvanaCake Mon 29-Apr-13 17:58:23

Definitely a knob.

Is there a different gp you can see?

Daisydoomoo Mon 29-Apr-13 18:05:50

I'm 34. Never had an gynae problems in the past. My husband and I don't plan to have anymore children, but the ablation leaves you infertile, which we were both concerned about, as it is such a final option.

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 29-Apr-13 18:08:00

He's a knob.

Can you get a referral to a female gyne?

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Mon 29-Apr-13 18:11:03

I had the same problem, I spent years going to my male gp about my horrendous periods and he just kept saying it was normal and basically implied that I was being a drama queen. I would bleed through a tampon and towel within 15 mins and couldnt stand up without passing out

I moved house and deliberately chose a new gp practice that was female only gp,s, the first time I went to see her she reassured me I wasn't making a fuss about nothing and it wasn't normal, she sent me for blood tests and I recently saw a gynecologist who has been great, they haven't figured out what's causing the heavy, painful periods but I've just had a mirena coil fitted, despite a few problems at first it seems to have settled down and I've just had what I assume was a normal pain free period.

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Mon 29-Apr-13 18:11:52

Oh ment to say he is a complete knob

alienbanana Mon 29-Apr-13 18:12:40

Wow. He's definitely a knob!

Sounds like you need a referral for further investigation.

Januarymadness Mon 29-Apr-13 18:15:18

have you tried a mirena coil, the pill or depo injection?

I have a lot of gynae issues and basically if there is no dangerous condition (which it sounds like they have done enough to rule out) There is pitifully little they can do that is not over dramatic. eg hystorectomy or ablation. ( using a wrecking ball when a hammer would do imho)

ThePinkOcelot Mon 29-Apr-13 18:15:36

I would change GPs OP and ask to be referred to a different gynaecologist. They are knobs!

Suesue22 Mon 29-Apr-13 18:17:30

Went through something similar few years ago got coil in and never looked back.

Daisydoomoo Mon 29-Apr-13 18:27:00

I'm worried about taking any hormone based contraceptives as I get so sick. I used to have a copper coil but my body expelled it.

Does the mirena coil cause side effects?

AshokanFarewell Mon 29-Apr-13 18:30:11

I had a Mirena and it hurt when it went in, but apparently is less painful if you've already had children. I didn't notice any side effects and didn't have a period the whole time it was in. I've only had it removed as I had eggs harvested. I'd really recommend it. My periods weren't as bad as yours but I used to faint from the pain and I was fed up of being on the pill.

Januarymadness Mon 29-Apr-13 18:32:43

from what I hear some people have horrid side effects and others think ots brilliant. Got to be worth a try though. angry at doc who didnt think to discuss these things with you though

XBenedict Mon 29-Apr-13 18:33:10

I can't take the pill as I get awful side effects but I do successfully have a mirena in place. Bloody hurt when in went in but that is because I had sections. No side effects, no periods but that's not the case for everyone.

seesensepeople Mon 29-Apr-13 18:36:37

If it would be a problem if you were trying to conceive just tell the plonker you are trying to conceive!!!

I'm not sure what he would say or do differently but I would be interested to find out...

Dorisday13 Mon 29-Apr-13 18:42:48

Get a second opinion

Dorisday13 Mon 29-Apr-13 18:43:00

And he's a knob

K8Middleton Mon 29-Apr-13 18:46:04

He's a knob. I don't think a female gynae will necessarily be an improvement. What you need is a better gynae regardless of what they pack in their under crackers.

PoohBearsHole Mon 29-Apr-13 18:46:49

Stand in the office and demand to see a female dr

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