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    Hi there

    I joined last night for the first time and posted my message in 'Introduce yourself'.Just found this section on endo & decided to write a message here as it is more specific to my needs.

    I have history of endo+bowel problems+adhesions (have been misdiagnosed for years)+ constant pain +suffering, esp. last 2 yrs.5/7 ago blood test for cancer cells (CA125)came back positive, raised to 65, indicative of ?hemorrhage cyst,?ovarian cancer who knows.GP suggesting urgent laparoscopy. Understand it may be complex, esp if endo is on bowels.

    I was wondering if any of you nice people could recommend gyno endo specialist and specialist bowel surgeon in Melbourne. I was not satisfied with GP referral as gyno was local & nonspecialist.I need surgery fast and don't know who to choose to operate on me. I haven't had kids & am very scared.Have no private insurance (on wait.list til April), so have to go public. Which hospital should I go to, does it matter. 2yrs ago I had same problem with CA125 but it was hamorrhage cyst which was removed by laparoscopy. Not sure if it's same again or worse this time. Please let me know asap, if your have any info.

    p.s.Has anyone been cared by Prof.Peter Maher. Thoughts please.



    Greatly appreciate your help.
    Warm regards

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    Hi Nena
    I am not in Melb
    But if I were you I would ring the nearest Hospital and find out if they have a Gyn clinic. If they do then ask about the head of the department, then go to your GP and ask them to give you a referal to go and see the Head of the department.
    You could also ask if there was a clinic for womens pelvic pain.
    Do you live near the Womens Hospital???

    This is what I did and I know am getting a Laperoscopy/hysteroscopy done in the next 6 weeks that will be done by the head of the department.
    I also am being treated by a specialest down in Sydney at the Royal Hospital for women (2 hrs drive away) for Ashermans Syndrome. The specialest is in Endo - Gyn clinic (which helps women with pelvic pain)

    I hope this helps
    Cheers
    Chris

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    Nena where abouts in Melbourne are you??
    I know of somebody who was treated at the Women's Hospital and I can find out the name of the doctor if that is helpful?

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    hi nena, i have left you a detailed message at the introduction thread regarding Dr Martin Healey in melbourne. xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by lis View Post
    Nena where abouts in Melbourne are you??
    I know of somebody who was treated at the Women's Hospital and I can find out the name of the doctor if that is helpful?
    I'm in SE Melb. But location of hospital doesn't worry me as long as it's not outside Melb.Yes, please do forward name of Dr.Do you know if he is endo specialist & what's the feedback re. him as a surgeon?
    Thanks so much.
    Nena

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    Hi Nena
    I am not in Melb
    But if I were you I would ring the nearest Hospital and find out if they have a Gyn clinic. If they do then ask about the head of the department, then go to your GP and ask them to give you a referal to go and see the Head of the department.
    You could also ask if there was a clinic for womens pelvic pain.
    Do you live near the Womens Hospital???

    This is what I did and I know am getting a Laperoscopy/hysteroscopy done in the next 6 weeks that will be done by the head of the department.
    I also am being treated by a specialest down in Sydney at the Royal Hospital for women (2 hrs drive away) for Ashermans Syndrome. The specialest is in Endo - Gyn clinic (which helps women with pelvic pain)

    I hope this helps
    Cheers
    Chris
    Hi Chris
    I tried writing to you earlier but had problems posting (maybe cause I'm new here & still trying to work it out).Hope you get this one.Just wanted to say big thanks for your advice.Finding this forum has been the best thing and I am so greatful to people like yourself who want to help.I have already started contacting hospitals, but some endo surgeons and Dept.heads are on holidays, so still have to wait. I'm not keen to be seen/operated on by just any surgeon,(due to complexities of op)which hospital (clinic staff) might arrange.Don't know how long I can wait though, but Gp referred me to Cancer Inst. and they won't see me before mid Jan, so maybe I'll survive til then & that's the time when most specialists are coming back from h/days.Thanks again and I wish you every success with your op and quick recovery.Good luck darl.

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