I'm 20 and have been suffering with endo symptoms for about 2 years now (heavy bleeding, painful and irregular periods). Ive been to the GP who took me seriously for a while but then once i had a scan that came back clear, i got the impression that everyone thought i was exaggerating period cramps or something.
I have been to Gynae 3 times and a couple of weeks ago they decided a laproscopy was the best option. I said yes even although they were scaring me with all the risks and even said it was possible that they can't cure it or even can't see anything at all! Im a serious medical wimp and really really really don't think i can go for surgery only to be told theres nothing they can do or even worse that there is nothing there at all! Im terrified they think I'm just making it all up as there has been little physical evidence so far
I decided to go for mirena coil just over a year ago and after a year it fell out so then got another one put in a couple of months ago and when i went back 6 weeks later to get the strings checked, they couldn't find them. So the Dr had to use retrievers to find them and it was probably the most painful experience of my life! I knew something was wrong. But she found the tips of the strings and said that was fine. By the time i got home, i had started bleeding really heavily (i wasn't bleeding at all when i went that morning). So after 2 days of intense pain and bleeding, i phoned the clinic and asked if it was normal, I just knew it wasn't sitting right at all. They told me to go back but the Dr couldn't examine me properly as i was bleeding and very sore so they arranged an US for December (over 2 months away at that point!!). The pain settled after about 2 weeks but it was still there when i moved or tightened my stomach muscles. So about a week ago i decided enough was enough. I went back and asked for the coil to be removed but yet again they couldn't find the strings! So had to go through it all again but it eventually came out (yay!).
Since then the pain is much better and I'm wondering if it has been the coil not being in place this whole time thats caused me so much pain? But if the pain comes back, and i do have the lap, what if its negative?? Do they just tell you "oh there's nothing there, ok that means you're fine, go home". And i would be terrified to go back to the GP with a negative lap as i really do think she would tell me its all in my head, but i know its not
Also, how long after referral is the lap normally? Still haven't got a date in and I'm really panicking about the whole thing (as you can probably tell haha!
Thanks so much for reading the essay and listening to my rant! I know I'm just being a wimp but i really can't help it!