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To think my dr is a knob

(33 Posts)
Daisydoomoo Mon 29-Apr-13 17:35:34

I'm really fed up that my periods have gone AWOL, followed by bleeds lasting for 20 days. My dr says this is not a problem as long as I'm not looking to conceive.

I have been a few times now to my gp, had tests and a scan, with no cause found. Medications do not stop the heavy bleeding, and I need to constantly change my underwear, bed clothes and feel weak and dizzy. Sorry if tmi, but I have to change my wotsit at least 10 times a day.

I had an emergency gynae appt and was told my only option was an op to burn the lining of the womb. The gynaecologist and gp (both male) think its no big deal and that I need to get on with it.

Grrrr.

joanofarchitrave Mon 29-Apr-13 18:49:53

I'd ask around for a recommendation re a GP who knows their arse from their elbow gynaecologically.

And when you give the new GP the old GP's address, it will be: Dr Knob, The Knob Practice, Knob Road, Knobville KN0 8BY.

Utter knob. My gynae is a man and he is awesome. I would definitely ask for further investigation. I have had a laporoscopy, hysteroscopy with d&c, smear and colposcopy and ultrasound to find my issues. Get a new dr.

Could you post whereabouts you are and maybe get some recommendations from here?

havingamadmoment Mon 29-Apr-13 19:05:01

OP I used to have really heavy long periods which left me feeling ill and came with a lot of pain. I had a mirena a year ago and it's had totally changed thing. I barely felt it go in ( I have had 5 children though which probably helps!), I bled lightly for 4/5 weeks after and I get very light bleeding every 3 weeks for 1 -3 days. Every now and then I get proper period of 5/6 days bleeding but it is much lighter than before with a lot less pain. I know that some people get trouble with the mirena and I keep waiting for something to go wrong (voice of doom) but so far it's great.

littleducks Mon 29-Apr-13 19:05:03

I'm afraid I had the same after I stopped bfing dc2. They don't seem to be able to do much particularly if you aren't keen on hormonal contraceptives (I wasn't). I had a hysteroscopy and there us nothing sinister going on. It does seem to be only drastic options like a hysterectomy or ablation left like another poster said.

It's stopped now......I'm pregnant with an unexpected dc3! Not sure that's a helpful solution.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cocolepew Mon 29-Apr-13 19:20:53

Knob.
I saw a female gynae last year who was shit, I cried at her she was so frustrating. I paid to see one privately and he was great, very knowledgeable. Nothing to do with their gender IMO.

cocolepew Mon 29-Apr-13 19:21:46

I think the lining starts to grow back after around 3 years.

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