Hello ladies - hope you're all on a good day. First of all, please forgive the length of this post - I thought it might help to give all the info.
I've always had horrendous period pain. I've fainted, been sick, you name it. However, the last few years, I've developed additional symptoms to the pain - painful sex, blood clots, constipation, rectal pain, pelvic pain, leg pain, back pain and nausea are amongst the most common.
Back in September I was rushed to A&E with suspected appendicitis. Eventually, they ruled it out but suspected it was possibly a cyst that had ruptured - my white blood cell count was high. After an ultrasound scan revealed no cysts, they sent me home with anti-biotics and pain killers.
A month later I was back in with severe abdominal pain. After numerous other scans which all came back clear, the surgeons were stumped. They did however, find inflammation and fluid on my right ovary. I then seen a gynecologist who diagnosed me with PCOS but said they shouldn't cause any problems - even though there were several visible cysts.
Anyway, long story short I've seen 2 GPs and 1 surgeon who all believe I have endometriosis. I'm just so tired and depressed with this. I've finally managed to get a proper appointment with a gynecologist in a couple of weeks, but am now so worried that he'll just brush me off as several of you seem to have had bad experiences. I'm in the UK and it's an NHS hospital I'll be going to.
All I want is a laparoscopy to see what's going on - why does no one take this disease seriously? I'm not sure if I can ask for this? If anyone has any advice on how to go about things with the gynecologist I'd be grateful. I'm just so worried he'll laugh in my face.
I'm currently taking tramadol and paracetamol daily. Thanks to anyone who replies xx