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Take part in a short survey about women's health for BMI Healthcare - £250 voucher to be won: NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Jun-13 10:07:52

We've been asked by BMI Healthcare to find out Mumsnetters opinons of women's health issues.

Here's what they say: "Women's gynaecological health can be complicated. The vast array of symptoms and conditions are not always easy to understand, nor are the treatment options easy to navigate or access. Often symptoms can point to a variety of different of conditions - and it's crucial women know what these are, what the serious signs are and what they can do about them. Gynaecological health isn't just about having children. It is important that women are armed with the correct information about their health - from puberty to menopause and all the different stages in between."

This survey is open to all female UK Mumsnetters aged 25-54 years. Please note, the results to the survey may be used in media activity, on the BMI Healthcare website and in social media, all data will be kept confidential.

If you'd like to take part in this survey please click here.

Everyone who completes the survey and adds their details at the end will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £250 Love2Shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck,


LackaDAISYcal Thu 13-Jun-13 16:10:04

Well done to <the appropriately named> Goldenhandshake grin

Goldenhandshake Thu 13-Jun-13 15:48:34

Thanks Katie I have just seen your inbox message and have replied! I a ridiculously pleased grin flowers

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Jun-13 15:32:46

Thanks to everyone who completed the survey. The winner of the prize draw is....


Congratulations, I'll PM you for your details

StiffyByng Thu 13-Jun-13 15:01:05

True. I am currently fed up as in the year since I was diagnosed I have lost three stone and massively improved my pelvic floor strength, and the rectocele had gone from moderate/severe requiring surgery to mild/almost unnoticeable (according the physio). I was so looking forward to seeing the surgeon at my annual review as although very capable and eminent she was rather lacking in bedside manner and made it rather clear she felt I needed to lose a LOT of weight and have the op ASAP. But I've foolishly just had another baby and am now slightly back to where I was! Thinner but, um, prolapsier.

Well its already too icky to be something you are told about during pregnancy so why not?

StiffyByng Thu 13-Jun-13 14:25:22

Add me to the rectocele list. Maybe it's too icky for BMI Healthcare?!

manxmum13 Thu 13-Jun-13 00:29:21

will you post the results?

PacificDogwood Wed 12-Jun-13 22:36:27


What are they angling for? 'When should a woman see a specialist gynaecologist?' <<suspicious of profit led health care>>

GlitzPig Wed 12-Jun-13 21:26:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

karinmaria Wed 12-Jun-13 15:40:09

Done smile

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 12-Jun-13 10:25:33

CheeryCherry we have your completed answers - thank you

Beyond - rectocele here too grin.

CheeryCherry Tue 11-Jun-13 22:52:15

I entered this a few days ago, but didn't see the end of survey message. Please can you see if it was submitted? Thank you!

tgroom57 Tue 11-Jun-13 18:50:40

Done smile

PS, I've been routinely smear tested in Wales since 18.

whoknows beat me to it grin

I went to my GP while pregnant and said GP, I have a rectocele, she had a look and a poke and prod, and agreed. After pregnancy I went back, and she referred me straight over to gynae.

Done. Bit bemused that it didnt give the option that you were happy with the care you received, only what you would do differently next time?

COCKadoodledooo Tue 11-Jun-13 14:59:53

Done now. I had to tick 'never' for PCOS, endometriosis and polyps because they've never been diagnosed but the truth is I just don't know. My GP was so bloody useless last time I saw him I've been put off ever going again because they always seem so disinterested. It took so much courage for me to actually make/attend the appointment, and I left feeling they just didn't give a crap and it's not worth bothering with. Can't bring myself to do it again.

goodjambadjar Tue 11-Jun-13 13:10:52


nextphase Mon 10-Jun-13 19:44:08

Typo in Q12 also - 70-8-%

Agree with Stiffybyng - I have had major gynae surgery in the last year on the NHS and the questions seem to assume you were unhappy with your experience. Also my condition wasn't listed in the original list, even though it is fairly common and I had to put it in under "other". I have ticked that I wouldn't do anything differently which makes it look as though I accepted that things weren't great, when in fact the reason I wouldn't do things differently is that I saw a sympathetic GP who referred my to a very good gynae consultant without delay and everything went very smoothly from there.

smokinaces Mon 10-Jun-13 11:54:45

Sirboob I am 30 and eleven /twelve years ago had a wonderful Gp who smear tested me early even then. They found abnormal cells, I had surgery and follow ups every six months for ten years. If my Gp hadn't pushed for that and my referal to a gynea when I was so young I dread to think what could have been.

Incidently same Gp referred me back to gynea when at 21 I had no periods for three months. Totally against guidelines (post pill) but meant I had my pcos diagnosed, my hcg and fertility treatment all done before 23. Friends stories are no where near as quick, often being told to wait two years for their periods to return.

I love my gp service.

meglet Mon 10-Jun-13 10:16:40


StiffyByng Mon 10-Jun-13 09:30:49

Yes, the what would you do differently question gives you no opportunity to say whether you were happy with everything the first time. I had great treatment on the NHS and was happy with it all but there was no place to say that. hmm

garlicgrump Mon 10-Jun-13 02:12:00

I'm too old sad Nobody wants you when you're over 54 [sob] Does this mean I'm not a woman anymore??

Line blush I think you should have taken the call!

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