Don't know what specialists to see next

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Hi all,

Current medical conditions - mild asthma, hayfever, IBS, folic acid deficiency

I have been experiencing the following symptoms for about a year:

Persistent inflammation in intimate areas and worsening allergies- itchy skin, sore eyes, coughing, sneezing , sore throat etc despite taken daily prescription antihistamines. Symptoms only occur 7-10 days before menstruation and more recently in the 2-3 days leading up to ovulation. Also experiencing more mid-cycle pain in the last few months.

Menstrual periods are normal, 28 day cycle, no noticeable changes in flow.

I had a bad case of thrush last year. GP has just been treating me for that. Thrush treatment leaves me in agony as does the moisturiser given to me by the gynaecologist who said I had atrophy.

Seeing GP again tomorrow and not sure what specialists to see next....endocrinology, dermalogists/allergists or back to gynaecology?

Any help massively appreciated



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    Hi Jen

    does seem like you might need to see an allergist, perhaps the endocrinologist with the iron deficiency. Have you been checked over to see how your immune system is working, given some of your symptoms? Also have they checked your thyroid function? I'm not a medical person but have had a clutch of similar symptoms.

    Hope you get answers and treatment to ease your symptoms.

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    • Posted I've had no tests beyond standard bloods from GP which discovered folic acid deficiency. Blood sugar and thyroid was normal and these tests were done 3 months ago. Took a year to be referred to gynaecology as doctor was convinced it was gynae related, however symptoms have worsened somewhat particularly with the allergy related symptoms each month.

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    I would consider Immunology or Pulmonology. There might be more than just allergies causing your symptoms

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    • Posted

      Worth a shot. I'm in the UK and it took a year to get a referral to gynaecology and that ended up being a wasted visit. Likely, I will have to wait 6-8 weeks minimum for an appt to see anyone assuming I get referred to someone tomorrow.

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