Hi, I have a doctor's appointment later. I don't know if I have endo but I suspect I do, and I want my doctor to take my concerns seriously, but I've read that it's common for sufferers to be dismissed as whingers and given pain relief. I am trying to conceive, and do not want to be taking strong painkillers, but more importantly, I want to get to the bottom of what causes me such pain. I have always had painful periods, but they've been getting worse, to the point where I can't go to work as I can barely walk for the first three days. I also get diarrhea throught my periods, my periods are quite heavy and last 7 to 8 days. I also have pains in my right ovary a lot (throughout the month). Until last week, I thought all this was normal! I'm just worried that my doctor will tell me I just have painful periods and am being a hypochondriac. Do you have any tips for dealing with doctors with these symptoms? Thanks x
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