Hi everyone, I am just looking for some advice.
I'm in my late teens and since I started my periods right on my 13th birthday, they have been extremely heavy and painful. I have other symptoms such as back pain, pain opening bowels whilst on, also frequent urinating (I seem to go to the toilet every hour or so) and pain during sex. The pain I get during my periods feels excruciating and the flow is so heavy, I struggle to go out the first few days due to worrying about leaking. I wear Kotex night pads every day that I'm on, I wore one to bed and was asleep for around 6 hours, when I woke up I was covered in blood, I had leaked right through
At 14 years old I was put on the combined pill for around 6 months but it made me vomit almost every day so I changed to the mini-pill, and that worked for a while at stopping my periods. In the past year or so however, the periods have returned and I am in agony with it all After multiple trips to my GP he finally agreed to refer me to see a gynaecologist after I did some research online, and mentioned endometriosis to him (although he told me it was highly unlikely it is endometriosis as I am young).
Sorry for the long post, but can somebody please give me their experiences of what happens when you go to visit the gynaecologist? I've never been to one before and I'm quite anxious about it Thanks.