I posted on here not long ago and I was really amazed by how supportive the responses were so thank you again to those people. Due to being in hospital for bowel impaction at the weekend (definitely endo related), they brought the lap forward and I had it this morning. I have stage 2 endometriosis on left ovary, pouch of douglas and uterosacral ligaments.
It's so relieving to know that there is a reason for all of the pain and weird symptoms we have to put up with, and I'm glad that it's only stage 2. However, I thought that standard procedure is for the surgeon to remove mild endo during the first lap, instead on my report it says that I have been discharged from the consultant and no follow up consultation is required, and no attempt at removal was made. There is a note for my GP to put me on the pill, which I am happy to take, I just don't understand why they didn't get rid of what they could.
I'm also a little dubious because I have pelvic pain, bowel issues and leg pain daily, can the pill really get rid of my symptoms when they are not just around my period? I know the pill prevents growth of the endo, but can it relieve the symptoms that I already have that have became independent from my cycle?
Also, I suffer from sciatica-like pain, but it doesn't seem based on the report that they checked around my nerves, do they as part of standard diagnostic procedure, or do you think it's been completely overlooked?
Sorry if some of these questions are obvious or stupid, but without a follow up consultation I literally don't have anyone with whom I can ask these things. I'm happy to have got a diagnosis, I just feel like I've been dropped now without so much of an explanation, apart from the not-so-detailed report.
If you have any idea what might be going on, or what I should do, or have just had a similar experience yourself PLEASE get in touch. I thought the diagnosis would make everything simple, but I'm more confused than ever!
Thank you for reading this very long post.