I've found a website called healthtap. It's a great Q&A forum. Most of the doctors are American though and I want help with something which is not particularly a health problem but more procedural and to do with going the actual GP.
So... I have a particular health issue which has a large number of causes. These causes can be diagnosed by a variety of tests ranging from endocrinal (thyroid being one of them) to a various different blood tests.
1) I want each of these tests to be carried out to pinpoint which is the culprit cause and I want to the dictate this to the GP otherwise I know I will get a generic answer and a generic prescription or course of action.
Can I do this?
2) When a sample of blood is taken I know there are many types of blood tests e.g Blood Glucose Test, Full Blood Count... I want a few
specifically. Can they these few tests all be done with the same blood sample the nurse takes with the syringe or does she have to withraw blood 4 times?
3) Are there any UK forums like this one which focus specifically on health and have some medically trained professionals as members?