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Have you struggled to access gynae health support? Ask Consultant Gynaecologist, Dr Sujata Gupta, for advice - £200 voucher to be won

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GraceEMumsnet · 05/07/2022 09:29

Created for Circle Health Group

Do you find it difficult to talk about gynae health with your GP? Have you had trouble accessing the right diagnosis or referral? Circle Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Sujata Gupta will be on hand to offer advice on how best to talk to your GP.

  • Everyone who shares a question on the thread below will be entered into a prize draw.
  • One lucky user will win a £200 voucher provided by Mumsnet.
  • Sujata Gupta will be back online to answer a selection of your questions.


About Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Sujata Gupta:
“As an expert in the medical and surgical treatment of complex endometriosis, Dr Gupta is committed to helping women feel seen and heard in their treatment journey for chronic gynaecological issues. She has more than 15 years of experience in gynaecology, commonly performing hysterectomies and myomectomies to treat a broad range of women’s health problems. With a key focus on endometriosis, menopause, gynae cancers, and painful periods, Dr Gupta’s work is centred around helping women access the right information and treatment they need to manage and even overcome their gynaecological problems.”

Here’s what Circle Health Group has to say:
“Millions of women in the UK struggle with the effects of a gynaecological condition, yet they often go undiagnosed for years. Many struggle to access the right information, or feel embarrassment, which prevents them from asking their doctor the appropriate questions and getting diagnosed sooner.
We want to empower women to understand their health better and overcome the stigma surrounding women’s health by sharing more information on gynaecology, including how best to reach a diagnosis and treatment.”

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stopthepain · 23/07/2022 08:16

Willowkins · 22/07/2022 16:02

Hi Dr Gupta, thanks for your reply. Respectfully, I would say that, for some women, Paracetamol and Ibuprofen (and Codeine for that matter) all taken together simply don't work. So my question remains, what do women need to do, either individually or collectively, to get the NHS to take women's pain seriously.

Yes I’m also fed up of being told to take paracetamol and ibuprofen for pain. The first day of my period I pass out from pain and blood loss (flood a pad each hour). I’ve passed out in public. I scream in pain because it’s like I’m being slashed by a knife relentlessly and I cannot stand straight or walk. I don’t want to go on the pill (NONE of them worked) or the coil. This has probably affected my fertility as I keep having anovulatory cycles! I’m in my mid 20s and lower end of healthy weight.

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Apric0tjam · 24/07/2022 07:47

Wow, was that it?? MN I think it's a little disrespectful to ask women to share these deeply personal symptoms and questions, and then have your expert pick a tiny handful to answer, leaving the others unanswered with no acknowledgement whatsoever.

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stopthepain · 24/07/2022 08:45

Apric0tjam · 24/07/2022 07:47

Wow, was that it?? MN I think it's a little disrespectful to ask women to share these deeply personal symptoms and questions, and then have your expert pick a tiny handful to answer, leaving the others unanswered with no acknowledgement whatsoever.

Agreed! @GraceEMumsnet you asked us to share our deeply personal and upsetting experiences because we cannot access a gynaecologist unless we fund it privately. I’m hugely disappointed that the Dr picked a very small handful of questions and just said “go on the pill or coil for your heavy bleeding and pelvic pain” or “see a specialist.” We can’t see a specialist on the NHS without waiting at least a year!

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BooksAndCarrotCakes · 25/07/2022 06:11

Have some paracetamol before a screening? Is that it? But that doesn’t make a difference.

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BooksAndCarrotCakes · 25/07/2022 06:18

But more people would go for their screenings if they were diagnosed with Endometriosis/ Vulvodynia etc and received medical treatment to help it. I thought that the aim was to get more people to go to their screenings.

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itswafflesgirl1010 · 25/07/2022 06:52

My question is about pelvic floor/prolapse and birth. After giving birth to my 2nd child 3.5 years ago my pelvic floor felt very weak and as though it was falling out through my vagina. I went to the gp who said I had cystocele and rectocele but they can't do anything until I've finished having children. It's improved with time but now I'm pregnant again and worried about giving birth vaginally as I don't want it to get worse. Is a c section a better option for women with prolapse?

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Onceuponatimeinalandfaraway · 04/08/2022 22:45

I’ve had a premature menopause. Found out approximately ten years ago I was peri. I’ve asked repeatedly over the years for my hormones to be checked. Always come back as within normal range despite no consideration for the stage of my cycle I’m at, taking cycle stages into account google says they’re not normal results. I’m now stoped having periods and presume my hormones will show this next time I chase a test, hot flushes, night sweats etc have also stopped . What else should I be looking out for or asking my gp to check?

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HotToddyColdSauvignon · 01/09/2022 06:57

Is there a way to access support without going through your gp? (And having to wait weeks for the initial gp appointment)

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UnityO · 05/09/2022 02:53

Any tips on getting your GP to take the issue of very heavy periods, clots, flooding, pain etc seriously? I keep getting fobbed off as it being quite normal when I think I need investigations to see what's causing the symptoms?

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