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Waiting times for fertility specialist NHS

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KellyJames Fri 01-Feb-19 14:42:43

I'm awaiting a transvaginal scan for confirmation of PCOS and have been told that after that (depending on results), I may be referred to a hospital/fertility specialist.
Does anyone know the waiting times for this or the process?
Appreciate anyone's comments, thanks.

OrcinusOrca Fri 01-Feb-19 16:00:06

It will vary a lot depending on where you are I'm afraid. The hospital I work at has a huge gynae backlog, but the hospital I chose to go to which is not much further didn't have a backlog.

I was diagnosed with PCOS in the summer (had an external ultrasound at the end of July). I've since been put on metformin, been to a fertility consultant twice and am now on clomid and having follicular scans as it's my first cycle to see how I respond. Some hospitals just give people clomid and don't monitor them at all, so those things can vary quite a lot too.

KellyJames Fri 01-Feb-19 16:21:00

Thank you for your reply!
I live in South Wales. Not too sure what they're like here. Hopefully not too much of a backlog in that case!
When did they put you on the medication - straight after your scan appt/after a visit with a consultant?

KellyJames Fri 01-Feb-19 16:21:52

Also hope I am like you being monitored if it's the case that I need that too!

kikisparks Fri 01-Feb-19 16:37:16

I’m in Scotland, went to GP in the January, first gynae appointment in the March. Had a few things done since then and likely to just be going onto ivf waiting list in the next couple of months.

KellyJames Fri 01-Feb-19 17:03:10

It does take such s long time! Thank you for your help. Good luck with everything.

OrcinusOrca Fri 01-Feb-19 20:14:57

My GP put me on the metformin after my scan for PCOS. I asked about it and she said she was happy to support that whilst waiting for my consultant appt. My consultant was pleased I was on it and said she was going to suggest it so told my GP to keep prescribing it.

KellyJames Fri 01-Feb-19 20:50:23

Oh that's great!! I'll keep that in mind when I go. Always worth an ask, anything is help, especially when you're playing a waiting game!

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