Just looking for a bit of advice. I have suffered with pelvic and lower back pain for 6 years, amongst some other symptoms. For years doctors thought I had endometriosis or just thought it was all in my head especially after 2 laproscopy surgeries found nothing. My latest consultant asked me to write down all my symptoms and when he saw how many were urinary related he asked to do a cytoscopy during my next laproscopy. These procedures were done 3 weeks ago and they found bleeding in my bladder when it was in flatted, suggesting intisitial cystitis.
I know a little about this condition but the idea that my bladder is behind everything is a new one and I'm not sure what to expect. My consultation is in 10 days to discuss the findings but I was just wondering if anyone had been through something similar or had any idea what the docs might do as a next step?
I have no life at the moment as can't work due to pain and the symptoms and am stuck at home a lot so I am desperate to get back on my feet. My gp has me on gabapentin and a&e visits for pain management which isn't ideal. Sorry for the long story but I'm finding it difficult getting my friends or family to understand how I'm feeling and I'm anxious as to what to do next.
Thanks in advance.