Well I have never posted anything on one of these forums before but recently I have been feeling so down and alone going through it all I thought it was worth talking about it all. I am only 17 years old and I have been suffering these with these chronic pelvic pain episodes for 3 years now. I have been back and forth to my local gp, who referred me to urology thinking it was to do with my bladder/kidneys which has been ruled out now. I have lost count as to the number of times I have had to go to A&E for pain relief. I suffer really bad periods and I always have done, I am always tired and feel like I have someone twisting my insides. The pain is always there, on good days it is just a dull ache but then when it gets bad I feel as if my insides are being twisted and pulled apart. I have no social life because of how ill I feel each day.. and I am in a very strong relationship but I find it difficult to be intimate as it causes me so much pain.
This week I was rushed back to hospital after yet another sudden attack on pain. They admitted me to gynaecology. I then had an internal examination, which was extremely painful, then they done internal ultrasound and found fluid around one of my ovaries which they told me could be a burst cyst. They reluctantly decided I do need to have a laparoscopy to look for endometriosis, which I know they are not keen to give me because of my age.. but the consultant that I had treated me like dirt on his shoe and I was in tears afterwards. He spoke down to me and was very patronising, he said "Do you really understand the risk, that we may puncture your gut and leave you with a colonoscopy bag and not even find anything to diagnose?" I felt utterly horrified that a doctor would even say that to a patient. I feel like because I am so young they all think I am over reacting to the pain, believe me I would not willing be having an operation if it was not necessary. Anyway sorry for my rant, but I have been listed for a laparoscopy which will hopefully be within the next 6 weeks, but really I am just wanting to hear about how other people felt when they were going through the process of getting a diagnosis because this is really emotionally effecting me and I feel like nobody really understands or is listening to me properly anymore.