Hi ladies, so after months of waiting with still not even a letter for an apt on the nhs from my gp referral my dad has been kind enough to support me going private and I have an apt with the gynae through BUPA tomorrow.
I’ve got some bits and bobs from the endo uk website but I was wondering if anyone had anything they can recommend I should point out or ask the dr. I’ve been told he will be the same person who will do my surgery if I need it.
Breif overview of my history if it help…
Aged 14 used to pass out every month from pain and would be extremely heavy and irreagular, was sent for an ultrasound aged 15 and nothing came back so I was just given mefanamic acid and put on the combined pill. Whilst I did stop fainting I have never stopped having extreme pain every month. Last year I started getting aching dull pain in the top of my left thigh and sharp pelvic pains and was constantly exhausted, with the pain durin periods getting increasingly worse again. I also had some blod when having a bowel movement which when there is blood or not are excrutiating. I get shooting sharp pains and almost jump off the loo! So I returned to the doctors who completed endless blood tests and said nothing added up and sent me away. I went back when the fainting returned around September last year and was sent for an ultrasound at which the nruse told me my left ovary ‘wieghed down’ and close to something I cant remember sorry. No cysts or anything showed up and it was only when family history was looked into by the gp that the idea of endo came up. In the months between up to now I have daily pain, its not even particularly worse durin periods as can be worse at any time of the month. I get pain in my hips and lower back and my hips and pelvis often feel sore like as if ive been beaten up inside. I struggle to get comfortable in bed. Extremely bloated quite a lot, my left ovary can at time feel like someone is twisting it like wringing out a cloth!
I was recently put on depression pills for becoming so run down and sad and just could not motivate myself to do anything from just the constant pain and tiredness and implications of everything.
I would really apreciate any advice or past experiences if anyone could share them with me.
Hope you are all well xx