I have had period/bowel trouble for the past 8 years and have continuously been told it was due to IBS, treated for IBS and ignored. I was put on the pill 5 years ago at the age of 14 because my periods lasted 2 weeks, made me vomit for at least half of this time and caused me to miss so much school - this seemed to help up until around 12 months ago. My periods would vary from 2-9 days, sometimes heavy, sometimes hardly there, sex become impossible due to the pain it caused and I was in agony 50% of the time. This had a knock on effect with everything - my job, relationships, social life and general wellbeing.
So, in March I made another appointment at the doctors and argued with a stand in GP about how all of the IBS medication had never made a difference - until she gave in and said 'I'll refer you to gynecology if its really what you want'. The consultant I saw was lovely, understanding and kind - he asked me a million questions and done a (very painful) internal examination and then instantly said that I had endo.
He has prescribed me Cerezatte and Provera together for the next 4 months to see if the symptoms lessen. He stated that he has no doubt with my diagnosis and based on this did not want to do a laparoscopy due to it's risks & complications - at least not yet and he will consider depending on any changes to my symptoms. He has also referred me for abdominal and pelvic ultrasounds but I am still waiting for these appointments.
Sorry that this is very long winded but I just wonder whether this is common? I don't know whether I should be happy that I have a diagnosis and a trial with some treatment or be worried that he did not want to do a laparoscopy? I would be grateful for your opinions please!