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Ladies who've been refered how long did you have to wait ?

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worzsel Thu 13-Sep-07 18:32:13

I went to my Gp this morning after 15 months to be told i had to wait 2 years, is this the norm ? i had expected to be refered today but he downright refused.

I have had a couple of 21 days bloods done one with a level of 2 and one with a level of 39, i know from opks i don't ovulate every month, i have this month for the first time in 3 months, i have erratic cycles of 16, 26 or 32 days, i have pre menstral spotting and i have had PID..am i wrong to think i though have been refered today or am i just feeling sorry for myself ?

This same Dr told me at 8 months to go back at 12 months but i have waited till now as had some surgery in june and wanted to see if that helped.

am thinking of going to see a nice lady dr but dunno if 2 years is normal ir not ?

Sheherazadethegoat Thu 13-Sep-07 18:55:09

i was brushed off (nicely) for the first year and after 18m got referred took 6 months - having hsg in 2 weeks. change gp, 2 years is ridiculous.

worzsel Thu 13-Sep-07 19:03:34

I was amazed when he said it tbh it seems like such a long time !

He even told me thay would give me Clomid but wasnt prepared to prescribe it himself..

he said when i was leaving " see you next year "

yeah. cheers.


Twiglett Thu 13-Sep-07 19:04:53

its supposed to be a year

get in direct contact with ACU at local hospital and ask for advice

I had to go to doctor and dictate my referral letter .. after having spoken to manager of ACU and clinical head

Sheherazadethegoat Thu 13-Sep-07 19:05:22

that is shite, can you change gp? see you next year - what a twat.

worzsel Thu 13-Sep-07 19:11:27

Is the ACU where i would go for my first appointment or would it be just a normal gynacologist ? thats a really good idea bout speaking to them, i will definatly try that twiglett thanks.

Ms. Goat, he is a twat.. actually he was only a twat to me he was very nice to my daughter.

Twiglett Thu 13-Sep-07 19:19:05

my GP said he wouldn't do anything because I was 35 and already had a child. He tried the NHS resources are scarce you know line of emotional blackmail ... now that is a twat

worzsel Thu 13-Sep-07 19:22:19

does anyone else hate those bloody graphs they draw at every oppertunity, you know the 80% of couples will be pregnant in a year type things.. i swear he's drawn me the same graph 4 times, if he ever does it again i think i am going to stab him in the eye with his biro..

AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 13-Sep-07 19:40:59

worzsel,

"See you next year" - grrr indeed.
Many gynaes at subfertility units like to see couples after a year of trying without success.

Think you've been fobbed off again; I would seek another GP practice to attend.

With your history of erratic periods and other problems like PID they would certainly like to see you sooner rather than later.

I think that NICE have guidelines on this subject.

worzsel Thu 13-Sep-07 19:46:14

i read the NICE guidelines and they definatly say a year or under if someone has obvious reasons for not concieving.. i think not ovulating is probably the most straight forward and obvious reason for not concieving there is yet he still woudln't refer me..

i might print off the guidelines and go back and wave them under his nose, i did think about going to see another GP but that seems a bit rude ??

Sheherazadethegoat Thu 13-Sep-07 19:47:42

rude scmude! go and see another one. ask if there is a doctor who specialises in fertility.

my practice does and she is lovely.

suss Thu 13-Sep-07 20:29:26

I was referred after one year of trying ( i lied it was actually about 10 months) and I was 28. It took six weeks to get an appointment. Change your GP or even report him. good luck

anniemac Sat 15-Sep-07 09:11:57

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nomoremagnolia Sun 16-Sep-07 20:59:20

My GP is obviously very good then - we saw her after a year and a bit of ttc, she did day 1/day 21 blood tests and sperm test, then after we got results (I wasn't ov'ing, DH's sperm not brilliant) referred us to gynae who saw us within 4 weeks. Now on 3rd cycle of Clomid as prescribed by gynae after investigations to check it wasn't PCOS/endo (which it wasn't). Going back to gynae in Feb 08 if no sucess with Clomid, when we will - in his words - try the next step (whatever that might be). Should point out that we're ttc no1 and neither of us have had kids before, so maybe there's something different (in your GP's mind if not in reality) about secondary infertility?

I guess seeing another GP might be a good idea

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