Ovarian cancer
posted by Aoifeo
05 July 2021

What's the waiting time from referral to gynecologist

Last reply: 1 year ago

Hi I was just wondering how long people waited from the doctors referral to see the gynecologist and to get the scans done. I went for my smear and the doctor was worried and ended up doing and internal and felt something. She sent me for bloods and a scan. The marker was slightly raised over the normal number. I am waiting 3months now for a scan and a gynecologist appointment. It might be nothing but waiting so long is really stressing me out. Can anyone give me an idea on how much longer I could be waiting?



commented by Cancer Nurse
06 July 2021

1 year ago

Hi Aoife,

Thank you for posting on the Irish Cancer Society Online Community.

I am very sorry to hear about the difficulties which you have had accessing services. Did your GP mention where they sent your gynaecology referral and scan request to? It could be helpful to contact the hospital department which you were referred to and ask for an approximate timeline for your appointment. It might also be helpful to speak with your GP again, they may not be aware that you have not been seen yet and they might want to follow up with the hospital again.

You might find it beneficial to contact one of our nurses on the support line, freephone 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. We might be able to help you look for solutions to this issue.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

commented by Aoifeo
06 July 2021

1 year ago

Thank you so much for the reply. I rang the doctors. My doctor is off due to a broken foot. But the receptionist was very helpful and said it may have gotten lost or there is a backlog due to the cyber attack. So she has written a letter ans sent it up to the hospital. The scan I also on backlog of three month but I should hear from them this month. If not I will ring again. The only thing now I am worried about is my doctor told me to see her after each appointment. Now she will be off for 6 weeks with a broken foot .

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