After very irregular cycles since going off the pill 9 months ago (150+ days, 45 days, currently over 70 days), I have decided to get a referral to a specialist. I know it won't be a problem getting one, because I saw her in April and she was willing to refer me then. Apparently you don't have to wait the full year if there are obvious problems. Instead of going down that path so soon though, my doc suggested trying herbal remedies for a while. They haven't worked so now I have an appointment with her on Thursday. What I wanted to know is whether she will refer me to a specific specialist or if you get a generic referral? Does anyone have a recommendation for a good one in Melbourne eastern suburbs (preferably outer-east?) Also, my SIL mentioned you can do it through a public hospital. Is that true? Sorry for all the questions. Can you tell I'm nervous? Haha
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02-08-2012 18:43 #1Senior Member
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Getting a referral to FS
02-08-2012 19:46 #2
Hi there, I got a referral to a specialist for the same issues too (it's not uncommon for me to go 11-12momths with no af!!!) Honestly it's the best thing I've done & wish I had done so sooner.
My gp asked me if there was a doctor in particular that I wanted a referal too. I had no idea & picked the one they recommended as they had good feedback from other patients. I've been told if u want to go public it's a bit of a wait but sometimes it takes a little bit to get into seeing a private one too, so shouldn't matter.
Hope this is of some help. Good luck!!
03-08-2012 15:48 #3Senior Member
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Thank you for your responses ladies. I guess I will just see who she recommends and go along with that.
I had all the blood tests (thyroid, hormone levels etc.) done back in April and everything was normal. My hubby hasn't had a SA yet. I thought he'd freak at the idea, but when I told him he'd probably need to get one day he said "like in the movies?!" with a big grin.. haha!!
I hope once I see a FS things will happen quickly! I wish I had have gone earlier. It's so frustrating not knowing if you're pregnant or not, and not even knowing if it's the right time to test is even worse (as I'm sure you both understand!).
Thank you again ladies
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