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Which is the best specialist to see?

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RUBYAPPLE Sun 15-May-11 16:50:07

Hi

Does anyone know which of these specialists cover every test possible? Also, I live outside London - do I need to apply through my GP or privately?

Thanks
Rubyapple x

MelinaM Sun 15-May-11 18:19:44

Start with your GP, they will refer you directlysmile

sotough Tue 17-May-11 08:51:34

i would go to Yau Thum at the Lister private hospital in London, for every test available (including immune testing) ; and at the same time, push for a referral to St Mary's Paddington, Lesley Regan's clinic.

sotough Tue 17-May-11 08:52:03

sorry, just to clarify, push your GP for an NHS referral to St Mary's. it's a nightmare, nigh on impossible, to see Regan privately.

LunaticFringe Tue 17-May-11 21:16:01

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RUBYAPPLE Tue 17-May-11 21:26:45

I live outside London and the NHS are hopeless. I have been tested for everything under the sun last year and everything came back normal.....I was advised just to "try again"; which obviously resulted in my 5th miscarriage!

All the specialists seem to be in London and so far I have come across Dr Rai, Dr Shehata, Dr Manyonda, Dr Gorgy and Dr Regan). I want to make sure that I am seeing the best specialist who will cover every test possible as I don't want to waste money paying to see another specialist.

So if anyone has any recommendations, I would appreciate it. By the way, most of them accept self/GP referral.

Thank you!

LunaticFringe Tue 17-May-11 22:36:28

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RUBYAPPLE Sat 28-May-11 12:23:35

I saw my GP last week and said the PCT will only fund for me locally (ie. the Midlands) so I'm trying to find some specialists nearby or eventually I may just head to London.

Thank you!

naimasmum Tue 19-Jul-11 22:55:57

Hi, I lost my second baby at twenty two weeks yesterday attending St Mary's. I had a horrible experience and was badgered and harassed to induce while Baby and I were still very healthy and strong. Efforts to delay delivery were botched due to the fact the hospital did not carry out my surgery (stitch) at the agreed time and had left me for almost twenty four hours waiting (with no medication/antibiotics, food or water).

I found the Labour ward horribly understaffed (doctors) and a majority of the doctors to be cold considering their area of specialist.

Professor Regan may be brilliant but was extremely cold and unfeeling telling me that the fact my child's heartbeat was strong and I was still healthy was "irrelevant" so I should agree to be induced immediately because Baby would die soon anyway and she would be happy to see me at her miscarriage clinic.

I have never been so disgusted in my life and would not visit that clinic if it were the only one to help me. The approach to life and pregnancy seems very cold and based on science and statistics which is ok for most but not for me. I don't need to be treated like an experiment.

iloveblue Wed 20-Jul-11 20:51:03

Oh gosh naimasmum that sounds awful. I'm so sorry. sad
As someone who has suffered a late loss - I can't imagine how much harder it would have been without kind and supportive medical staff on hand.
I would seriously consider putting in a complaint when you are feeling stronger.

Ruby I know your last post is quite old, but did you find a specialist near you, and did you manage to get a referral?
I'm Midlands too and hoping to get a referral the Prof Quenby.

RUBYAPPLE Sun 02-Oct-11 00:00:47

Hi iloveblue; hope you manage to pick up this message (I don't have a chance to use the internet these days)......

Anyhow, I managed to get referred to Birmingham Women's Hospital. I don't know how to get in touch with Professor Quenby - I emailed Coventry as well as Liverpool but have heard nothing - I don't know exactly where she is based???

I also tried London but was told that NHS appointments are not available till next March so I'm having tests with BWH.

Naimasmum, if you too are still reading this, I totally agree with iloveblue - I would definitely complain about that - no woman should be treated that way. Your email got me emotional; I cant believe how some people are so inconsiderate - she's a mother herself and struggled from miscarriage so one would expect her to have known better!

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