I'm currently in Australia on a working holiday visa (what typical timing)
I've always had suspected endometriosis but the symptoms became severe whilst here. I've had scans here showing my right ovary has almost disappeared, this is the area where I have the constant stabbing, ripping pains, especially when walking, sometimes in nearly impossible. The scan also showed that what's left of my right ovary and my uterus are adhered my my right pelvic wall, as they couldn't get any movement at all. There was also extra fluid in pouch of Douglas. I bleed most days, maybe 4 days of spotting inbetween periods which can last up to 9days. But basically I bleed in some form every day. I'm on a progesterone only pill which I've been on for years. It originally stopped my bleeding but of course now this isn't the case.
I'm on the waiting list to see a gynaecologist under their public system, I'm aware that I will need a laparoscopy. However like any public health system the wait is long and every day I'm getting worse. I've arranged a ln appointment with a private gynaecologist in the meantime to maybe help symptoms and stop condition getting worse. What questions should I be asking him? And what treatments may help?
Has anyone else had a similar story?
I just want to go to my appointment fully prepared- especially as it costs so much!
I also want to add how lucky we are in the uk with our NHS system, the wait may be frustrating but it's free. Each trip to the gp here is $70, scans are $250 and medication costs are much more than at home. These are the costs regardless of If you are a public or private patient. I never realised how much we take for granted!