Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:58 am
The reason I ask is that I had an e-mail off the hospital and it said I would have to pay £150-£200 for the consultation and then any tests I would need would be on top of that. So if I see the consultant would I have to do the tests they request there or could I say I wanted them done at my GP's? I'm confused lol xx
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:13 am
you can ask them which tests you will need, and then say you're having them done locally. I would. I know these clinics like to charge over the odds, and esp if money is tight. Ask for a quote first.
I had to have hormone blood tests, HIV, FBC and Hep A, B & C.
Our baby Eleanor lost 6 Apr 10
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:15 am
I paid £140 for the first consultation and got all the tests done by the gp for free. Hubby had to goto local hospital for sperm test.
The hospital may try to say you have to have them done there but if you already get them done at gp's there's no need for them to do any.
My consultant was really good and told us to goto gp for tests xxx
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:33 pm
I would just like to say, we are having Ians reversal at a Spire hospital and evryone was so wonderful at our first consultation. We didnt feel uncomfortable at all. Thats the first impression I got from them.
After 3 and half years of ttc, tests being clear and unable to adopt, we have decided to become a patchwork family. Me, my hubby and stepchildren.
Its so sad to know I will never hear the word 'Mommy'.x
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:15 am
if you want to know everything and you have time read the other posting on here 'getting pregnant after sterilisation'. Im hopefully having my op tomorrow ( if the anesthetist doesnt have a problem with my larnygitis).
The first consultant i saw was recommended by the hospital and just didnt fill me with confidence, so i did my research and found a consultant who i had faith in- and i think thats what counts. Hes more than twice the price of the first consultant but is doing it by key hole and i think will do a good job, i got the impression the first guy i saw just wanted to take the money and run. We only get one shot at this is my view.
The first dr just said this is what i'll do and explained the procedure. The second asked why i wanted it reversed, did an internal examination, insisted on blood and semen tests before the op to ensure not a waste of time etc, a pain but more thorough.
Where do you live? Im Manchester way but there are girls on the other posting from all over.
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:22 pm
Post subject: RE
Im in Southport now but originally Blackburn saw my doctor today and she s referred me to the consultant so just have to wait for appointment My doc said he ll want to do bloods and semen tests and i ve full faith in her and she s reccomended him so will wait and see.My next problem is finding out what procedure i had done as i was not told at the time and the hospital that did it are not being very helpful with the information. hope all goes well with your op and thanks for the reply