Find out what to expect when you come to hospital for your appointment at the endometriosis service.

Before your appointment

Please bring to your appointment:

  • your full address and telephone number(s)
  • your appointment card and appointment letter
  • your GP’s name and address
  • money to pay for any prescriptions, or an exemption card
  • a list of questions you may want to ask your consultant

During your appointment

When you arrive please report to reception and either check in using the kiosks or let our receptionist know you have arrived.

Appointments can last from 15 to 20 minutes depending on the individual case.

Please note that we are a teaching hospital, so medical students may be present for some appointments. If you do not wish to have them in the room please let the nurse or doctor know and the students will be asked to step outside.

At your first appointment you will see a gynaecologist who will take a detailed history of your symptoms and organise relevant initial investigations. These may include blood tests, swabs or scans.

We will also assess any previous investigations and treatments you may have had to help us make a long-term plan for managing your condition.

You may be offered medication to help with your symptoms, or you may be given the option of a surgical procedure as a diagnostic or therapeutic alternative.