I am 23 and I have suspected endometriosis. The consultant has arranged a laparoscopy for me, which is due in a month or so. I have read previous posts on this forum that girls have had their first laparoscopy and nothing appeared to be wrong. I have read that the early stages of endometriosis is invisible to the naked eye and only by having a biopsy can someone tell. I will request a biopsy prior to surgery if they cannot find anything. My pain is real, it is not in my head. I think since I began my period at 13/14 things haven't be right down there: excruciating pain during sex, spotting, irregular periods (no periods for the last year due to taking depo), lower back pain, pelvic pain, pain when making a stool, etc.
Does anyone know what my options are if they do not find endometriosis? I will ask for a biopsy, but is there a way to manage the symptoms. I cannot make love with my fiancé due to the pain, walking for long periods agitates it, etc.
Any advice, experiences? The gyno said my symptoms could indicate a number of things, and endometriosis is not typically found until you are 30.
I am also worried about being under general anaesthetic - it'll be my first time. Reassurance would be great! Thank you xxx