Basically I went to the doctors again yesterday because I started to experience pain in my right hip which was making it hard for me to walk, the doctor I saw asked me to go back today for blood tests and an internal examination, however I had to see a different doctor, who seemed to think my symptoms were PID, but to me this doesn't make sense, after looking at the symptoms online they just don't seem to correlate at much as endo does. I have never had an STI, I have had the same sexual partner for 5 years so no changes there, and I've never had an ectopic pregnancy.. also I don't have the same symptoms, i.e. fever, or vaginal discharge which smells or is a yellow colour.
However when I look online my symptoms do correlate with other endo sufferers...
-Pain after sex
-spotting after sex
-Lower back ache, worse when on right hand side, painful at night, and when stood for too long
- bowel changes before and during period
-worse symptoms when not taking pill
- wind which feels like I need the toilet but there's nothing there
- Shooting pains down back of my legs
- Rectal pain sometimes
- period like pains when not due on.
I feel as though the doctor dismissed all my other symptoms and just concentrated on the back ache and pain after sex, he didn't link it with my cycle or ask me about any other symptoms. Luckily I still have my appointment to come with the gynecologist, and hopefully something will come from that, and I have kept a pain diary like some of the other girls suggested on here to take to that appointment.
When I asked the doctor if it could be endo he just said its unlikely as I am too young (20), and it usually occurs in people who have had a cycle for a long time (mine started when I was 11), he also said that the treatment for endo is the pill, and therefore the fact I am experiencing pain whilst taking the pill suggests its not that. During my internal he said he could not feel any cysts etc, and said that my cervix was nice and clean... does this mean anything at all!?
I feel really upset and angry and as though I am just not being listened to... I'm so confused about what to expect next. Hopefully something will show in my results from my bloods etc.
Any one who has experienced this, I would really be greatful to hear how things went for you.