Hi, my GP has referred me to a gynaecologist following persistent pelvic pain. Blood tests and external ultrasound look normal but as symptoms are ongoing, she was happy to refer me on to a specialist. Due, I'm sure to current issues, I haven't had an appointment through and my GP agrees it may be good for me to go with a private consultant for diagnostic purposes. But:
- If I had a private consultation and needed treatment, if at that point I was returned to the NHS (as I doubt I could afford treatment costs!), will I be penalised in any way for opting for some private care, and be put to the bottom of the waiting list?
- Does anyone know the rough cost of a CT scan and blood work?
- Has anyone else done this and how did it work for you? - Did the consultant try to "sell" you more tests etc? I'm worried that I need a conclusive answer about what's causing my pain, but I don't have unlimited funds to chase that answer!