You don’t have to go through menopause alone.
Menopause consultations are aimed at those who are either experiencing symptoms or may be concerned about menopause in the future. We aim to be a safe and encouraging space where each person can take the time to express their concerns and have someone to listen to them. Each person will be advised and treated based on their individual, and unique, circumstances by our trained professionals.
If you are seeking to have a mirena coil fitted during your visit, please do let us know at the time of booking.
How does it work?
Before your appointment, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire that includes a self-assessment of menopause symptoms using the climacteric scale. This information helps the clinician understand your symptoms in detail before the consultation.
During the consultation, you will speak with a clinician who has expertise in menopause symptoms. The appointment will allow enough time to assess the impact of your symptoms and gather a comprehensive medical, family, sexual, menstrual, and gynaecological history.
Hormonal Testing (if appropriate)
In some cases, blood tests may be recommended to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms. However, they are not always necessary.
The consultation provides an opportunity to discuss all relevant and appropriate management options for your symptoms. If hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is chosen, you will have a chance to discuss and decide the most suitable form of HRT. It’s important to note that oestrogen supports symptom relief, while progesterone protects the lining of the womb. If you have had a hysterectomy, progesterone may not be required.
After the initial consultation and initiation of HRT (and/or a Mirena coil, if applicable), a three-month follow-up appointment is recommended to discuss symptom management, compliance, side effects, and address any concerns. Subsequent annual check-ins will ensure ongoing symptom management and assess any changes in medical history.
Your questions answered
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What is a menopause consultation?
A menopause consultation is a session where you can discuss your symptoms and concerns related to menopause. It provides an opportunity to understand the effects of menopause and explore testing and treatment options to manage your symptoms.
Why should I consider a menopause consultation?
A menopause consultation can help diagnose your stage of menopause, access necessary testing, and manage your symptoms. It provides a supportive environment where you can share your experiences and gain a better understanding of menopause and how to navigate the changes.
What can I expect during a menopause consultation?
During a menopause consultation, you can expect to be asked questions about your health, symptoms, and family history. You may undergo blood tests and urine tests as part of the assessment.
How long does a typical menopause consultation last?
A typical menopause consultation lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Is a menopause consultation necessary if I am already experiencing symptoms?
A menopause consultation is particularly beneficial if your symptoms are negatively impacting your life and you would like support in managing them effectively.
How can I prepare for a menopause consultation?
To prepare for a menopause consultation, it’s helpful to have questions and concerns prepared or written down, so you can address them during the session.
Should I bring any specific information or medical records to the consultation?
Be prepared to inform the clinician about any allergies or medications you are currently taking. Having relevant medical records handy, if available, can also be useful.
What kind of questions should I ask during a menopause consultation?
You can ask questions related to your experience and concerns, such as:
- What are the sure signs and symptoms of menopause?
- What lifestyle changes can I make to alleviate menopause symptoms?
- How can I effectively manage my symptoms?
- Are there any non-hormonal or alternative therapies I can explore?
- Are there support groups or organisations I can reach out to?
- What are the risks associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
How can I effectively communicate my menopause symptoms and concerns to the clinician?
To effectively communicate your symptoms and concerns, be open and honest with the clinician. Providing comprehensive information about your symptoms and their impact on your quality of life will help them better understand your situation.
Can I discuss emotional or psychological changes during a menopause consultation?
Absolutely. Emotional and psychological changes during menopause are important to address. The consultation provides a safe space to discuss these concerns, and the clinician can offer help and treatment options.
Will lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, and sleep, be discussed during the consultation?
Yes, lifestyle factors can influence menopause symptoms. The consultation may involve discussing the impact of diet, exercise, and sleep on your symptoms, and suggestions for making beneficial changes.
Can I seek advice on alternative therapies or non-medical interventions during the consultation?
Yes, you can seek advice on alternative therapies or non-medical interventions. However, the clinician can only provide competent advice based on NICE guidelines, which recommend therapies with evidence of efficacy.
Will I receive treatment recommendations during a menopause consultation?
Yes, treatment recommendations can be discussed during a menopause consultation. These may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Mirena coil fitting, lifestyle changes, or alternative therapies based on your specific needs.
Will I need to schedule further appointments or follow-ups after the consultation?
The need for further appointments or follow-ups depends on individual circumstances. If HRT is initiated, a follow-up at three months is often beneficial to assess the impact on symptoms and discuss potential adjustments or additional treatments.
Can I seek a second opinion after a menopause consultation?
If you desire a second opinion, you have the right to seek one. It is important to find a healthcare provider with whom you feel comfortable and confident in managing your menopause journey.
Understanding your menopause
Our specialist information on Menopause is designed to help you better understand the changes your body is going through and to help you make the right decisions when it comes to managing it.
A clear pricing structure
In the event that you are hoping for your insurance to cover the cost of your visit, we request you to contact them before booking an appointment. Furthermore, the consultation fee is not incuded in the tests/procedures/medications.
In Person (45 minutes)£150
Telephone/Video (45 minutes)£150
Hormonal testing for managing menopause
Comprehensive Menopause Screen (Oestradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, SHBG, FSH, LH, TSH, T4, T3, Vitamin D)£250
Essential Sex Hormone Screen (Oestradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, SHBG, FSH, LH)£150
Testosterone and Hormone Balance Screen (Testosterone, SHBG)£100
Comprehensive Hormone and Thyroid Screen (Oestradiol, Testosterone, SHBG, TSH, T4, T3)£150
Thyroid Function Screen (TSH, T4, T3)£100
Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Initial Private Prescription (inc. in consultation)
Repeat Private Prescription£30
Mirena Coil Fitting (45 minutes)£450
Menopause consultation + Mirena Coil Fitting (1.5 hours)£600
Mirena Coil Removal (Routine)£150
Mirena Coil Removal (Ultrasound Guided)£350
Mirena Coil Check (Routine)£60
Mirena Coil Check (Ultrasound Guided)£150