Before the appointment
See your regular GP: If your doctor refers you to a specialist, all reports they create will be copied back to your original GP for follow up, so it makes sense to work with a GP you’re comfortable with. However, if you don’t have a regular GP, you should see the same doctor for the initial consultation and the follow up.
Plan ahead: It’s best to plan your visit for a date when you don’t have your period. However, if your period is causing you pain and distress, you should seek help immediately.
Allow enough time: It’s best to make an appointment specifically to discuss your heavy periods. This gives your GP enough time to discuss your symptoms and answer any questions you might have. If you have other health issues to discuss, consider making a double appointment.