How long after referal

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I have been referred to the hospital to have a pessary fitted. It’s over two weeks now since I saw the GP.  What is the usual waiting time to be seen, does any one know please?

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    Ison’t honestly remember how long I had to wait, probably just a few weeks.  The comforting thing is that you are obviously not seen as needing urgent attention!  It’ll all work out, keep smiling!

    Pam

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      I did contact the my GP practice a few days ago because the online booking ref they sent me didn’t work. They checked and said that the clinic bookings weren’t open yet.  All very odd.
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    At my doctors practice there were 2 GPs who fitted pessaries.for me which I had between the births of my kids whilst my pelvic floor recovered and then again at the age of 50 when things got bad again and I was deciding whether to have surgery. Might depend on how experienced your GP is but mine also fitted coils, mirenas etc. Would it be worth asking if you could see a different GP at your practice if there is one? 
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      I have had 4 fitted at the surgery by a specialist nurse, but as have had a hysterectomy, they didn’t stay in place.  I have been referred to to have a gellhorn fitted as they have to be done at the hospital so I am told.  
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    Mm ..  sounds like things are going to be very slow for you!  Which hospital are you being referred to?  Can you ask your GP if there is a clinic you could attend at a different hospital?  Explain how anxious and uncomfortable you are.  I am afraid this lack of available appointments may be just part of the the running down of the the NHS (My husband has had no appointment offered for a minor surgery after 9 months of waiting.)

    Don’t be concerned about appearing pushy, it won’t hurt to ask for what you need.  I hope things improve soon.

    Pam 

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