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recommendations please for a London Gynaecologist? (NHS) for VERY painful periods

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PinkHat1 Fri 21-Feb-14 08:50:13

I am looking for people's recommendations for good Gynaecologists in London (NHS preferably). Some background - I have suffered from extremely painful periods since my teens. (Vomiting, severe muscle pains which last at least 2 days). I went on the pill at 16 which reduced the pain slightly but not much. I came off the pill last year as I am trying to conceive. Since being off the pill the excruciating period pains have returned. There is a history of women in my family (my mother, two sisters and an aunt) with Endometriosis and also diagnosed with fibroids so I'm concerned I may also have this. My second concern is that these painful periods may be what has affected my husband and I from conceiving.

Would really appreciate your recommendations and experiences of good Gynaecologists in London.

Thank you.

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 21-Feb-14 13:54:03

A common cause of severe and intense period pain is indeed endometriosis. It cannot be ruled out here.

www.endo.org.uk is a good website and has lots of information on it.

In the meantime I would suggest you keep a daily pain and symptom diary as this will be helpful to the gynae as well.

GP needs to refer you to a specialist asap. Regardless of who you see, you need to find a gynae with an actual interest in endometriosis. I would ask this person outright about their experience in dealing with endometriosis cases.

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