So I've not been diagnosed with endometriosis but my auntie suffers with it and recognises some symptoms in me so have joined this site for my own research as I'm finding doctors completely dismissive. After several appointments and some tests on what believed to be bowel-related issues I flagged up endometriosis based on the concerns my auntie flagged in me. The doctor said "well most women associate that pain with their periods...and you haven't mentioned your periods" - to which I replied "well i don't have periods, as I have the contraceptive implant so would I not be experiencing these pains at different times?"
She then failed to answer any questions I had so was wondering if anyone could help me:
Is it possible to suffer with this despite not having periods?
I'm experiencing and have for a while terrible stomach pains and bloating and muscular and joint pain. And subsequently anxiety and just generally feeling hacked off with my body.
I'm 20 years old and have been suffering with these symptoms for a while and am getting increasingly frustrated that no GPs are interested in discussing my concerns with me.
Any information would be really appreciated.
Thank you, ladies