Hi, I haven't been getting anywhere with this so thought it might be a good idea to ask some people that have experience first hand themselves. I have pains in my left side, I've been getting them for so long, they increase towards my period where I am in so much pain I can hardly move, I couldn't stand up to get off the train on my way to uni one time, when I have told my doctor about his pain she rolled her eyes, I'm assuming because she is a woman who has maybe not experienced that she must think I am over playing it, but I'm definitely not. Anyway here are my symptoms:
Pain in left side
Have and painful periods
Irregular periods (can be 2 or 3 months apart)
I get tired easily when the pain is there
I feel as though there is something heavy in my pelvis
Slight bleeding (usually brown) between periods
I feel like I am banging my head against a wall trying to see doctors about what could be the cause, I feel like because I'm young and quite shy talking to me them that I just get passed off. I'm currently in the process of changing doctor surgeries as I have had enough.
I did get an ultrasound a few months ago where they didn't see anything and this is the furthest they have gone to investigate what could be the problem, but as far as I am aware, endometriosis would not show up in an ultrasound unless it had caused cysts, is this right?
I also wanted to ask: in the results from my last smear test I got told I have group b strep, I had to look it up online as the doctor didn't explain to me what it meant, I just wondered if this could maybe be tied in with these problems at all, does anyone else have that?
Any opinions and advice would be greatly appreciated, I am hoping this new doctor will take me more seriously.