I have been diagnosed with what they think is IBS and Cervical Ectropion this last month, this is after 18months of going back and forth to the GP (initially being told some women are just unlucky) with pain during sex, bleeding after sex along with a dark discharge randomly through the month, stomach cramps that come and go very quickly always about the time of my period though, trouble urinating pain when I urinate and pain with B.M struggling with both constipation ( 3 days before my period ) and diarrhea (bang on midcycle) I am keeping both a food and pain diary with no food in perticular setting it off and having cut out and reintoduce certain food types. With no luck. The pain has been about 2 -3 years I have been suffering it but don't have particularly heavy cycle but I was put on the pill 5 years ago due to an irregular cycle, at the time I was told it would settle as I got older but I have never actually come off of it. I did have a miscarriage April last year and that was put down to PID and various recurrent infections that I was always given antibiotics for and never found made any difference to the pain or symptoms. I guess I'm just a little confused as from what I have read this sounds like endometriosis but they are so unwilling to test for it. Is a laparoscopy the only way to diagnose? I just want an answer to what I have so I can go about editing my life to suit cause at the moment no amount of change is helping?