I have had left sided abdo pain since November, currently "managed" with Tramadol (100mg up to 3x daily) and Buscopan. I have been seen by urology - CT scan showed nothing untoward come back in 6 months, colo-rectal - barium enema showed a nromal bowel with no polyps or diverticulitis. It has now been suggested that the cause may be endometriosis. I had pain in the same location 2 years ago, was seen by gynae who then did a laproscopy and they found adhesions which they removed from my bowel; I left there with less pain post-op than I had when I walked in. I think I probably need the same thing doing again.
The earliest I can be seen by gynae is mid-April which seems a long way away and I am getting depressed and desparate; I am starring to wonder if I am going mad and the pain is all in my head. Is it worth be stumping up the cash and getting a private consultation as obviously that would be quicker than mid April and then jumping back in to the NHS lists for the laproscopy, hopefully saving me a few weeks?
I have no real clue if I have endo but it was suggested when I was in A&E last week in severe pain and the colo-rectal secretary says she thinks it is a good thing to try next given I seem to have seen everyone else.