ive been waiting since last September 2013 to get a gyny appointment and ive finally had one today. i had already been for a scan in the sep of 2013 & when i went into the consultant he was very attentive and considerate. he asked me why i was there and within 5 minutes of talking to him he told me he is pretty sure i have endo. although because im still quite young he tried pushing me out the door with saying that if i carried on with my normal contraceptive pills without any breaks for six months it might help, due to the ovaries going to sleep and my endo not growing it may shrink. im not a rude person but ive been waiting for this appointment so long and for him to of cured me within 5 minutes seemed a bit unfair. so i pushed on asking him questions about if it doesnt help, if i want to have kids ( due to the fact that he thought the contraceptive pill might stop the endo i would have to come off of it to try for kids). he then cut my time of taking my contraceptive without any breaks to half. so i gave in and agreed to try it for 3 months to be honest with you the thought of an operation doesn't thrill me. but its the only way to completely be sure and to get rid of it if possible. so finally he agreed that regardless to how the symptoms turn out over the next 3 months that i will have to have an operation eventually anyway but this is just an "indirect way of diagnosing it" i think it is for his peace of mind over mine. so the moral of my story is, make sure you always press for answers and what you want to happen. even if they are trying to steer you in another direction!