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Hi, Today I went to my surgery, because it is at least 8 years since I was seen by anyone in the "know" regarding LS. Now I'm too fat and no longer flexible enough to do the contortions necessary for me to see the relevant area with mirrors and magic and with no partner to look on my behalf, I thought I should get a check up. I requested a referral which I was told would happen, but I was given a phone call later this afternoon, to say that someone in the surgery had an interest in dermatology and would I prefer to see them rather than wait for an appointment with the dermatology department.
Well, I declined the kind offer, as I would prefer to know that the person looking at my undercarriage had the relevant knowledge, as it is not that common a dermatological condition, although perhaps not as rare as some people think and I couldn't be sure that they would know what to look for. So, now I am hoping that I will get the referral.
I know that the main consultant does specialise in vulval dermatology and would be reassured if I am able to be seen by her. Even if I am seen by someone else in the Department, I would have more confidence that someone specialising in dermatology would have a wider knowledge and experience than a GP in this area.
I also feel that if I can be seen, even annually, by the dermatology department, should a new and effective treatment become available, I would get to know about it and be considered.
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