I'm 20 years old and had suffered with very heavy painful periods for about 3 years. I tried various contraceptive pills, the implant, the injection but bled heavily and for long periods of time (7 months at one point) on all of them. I had the coil fitted 1 year and 7 months ago and finally had luck as it has stopped ovulation all together and I don't get regular period pain either, however I now encounter a different kind of pain. It it very intense and completely stops me in my tracks to the point that i've been on my hand and knees in tears. It's in my abdomen and my back and gradually the pains get closer together and more intense then eventually dies off. It really bloats me too and makes me look pregnant. My mum has endometriosis and experienced similar pains but the doctors have told me I'm too young. I've got an ultrasound scan to attend finally but what will they look for? The pain interferes with day to day tasks and is effecting my concentration on my degree. Can anyone relate to this or explain the sort of process I can expect to go through at the scan? I'm a little nervous! Thanks.