GP specialising in PCOS

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GP specialising in PCOS

Postby fairycake » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:31 pm

For years i have been to lots of doctors who dont take my symptoms seriously id like to get treated by someone who understands all about PCOS does anyone know of any good GP's in Essex or how would i go about finding one in Essex or London that i can go to? and would i have to pay privately?

please if anyone can help my symptoms are getting worse and i need treatment because ive moved around i havent been to a doctor
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Re: GP specialising in PCOS

Postby talula » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:18 pm

my GP practice is quite large with a number of female doctors with gynecological experience. have a look on NHS Direct and see if you can find a practice near to you, a lot of doctor surgeries websites will list their gp's specialities.
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Re: GP specialising in PCOS

Postby shinycat » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:57 pm

Try to look for a doctor who has the letters DRCOG after the name as a minimum, and preferably MRCOG or FRCOG. These latter two are "proper" obs and gynae qualifications, whereas DRCOG is a qualification specifically for GPs which is less detailed. All three would require the person sitting the exam to understand aboout PCOS, but with DRCOG the knowledge would be more basic. Unfortunately I have read (through my work) a DRCOG textbook for trainees stating that all women with PCOS are overweight, which goes to show that even people who are writing books for junior doctors and should know what they are talking about, don't always! My GP at my old surgery where we used to live used to be a gynaecologist and then retrained to be a GP, so she had the MRCOG qualification. It was she who told me that the other GP I had seen was talking utter nonsense when he said it was "normal" for a woman to go for up to a year without periods when coming off the pill. She even got her textbook down off the shelf to quote from for me!
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Re: GP specialising in PCOS

Postby shinycat » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:58 pm

ha ha, just seen original post was from August last year :oops: Ho hum, maybe someone else will find this useful though!!
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