First post on here and looking for some advice from you ladies that have been / are in a similar position to me...
I had abnormal cells in 2009 which were lasered off. Then in 2012 the abnormal cells recurred and I was given an acid solution which burned the cells off. My belly button was in pain around this time and lumps started to form externally which a year later these lumps were biopsied and led to a diagnosis of umbilical endometriosis in jan 2013.
Since then I have been prescribed Cerezette which I have taken without any breaks for over two years now. I came of them for 3 weeks in late 2014 and when back on the pill due to the symptoms of the endo worsening. I have now noticed that once monthly I have had light bleeding and the symptoms of endo for 2 weeks a month. Doctor has now told me to have two Cerazette pills per day which I do not feel is helping because the bleeding persists along with the feeling of nausea and bloating.
Also I have recurring water infections which I only get prescribed oral antibiotics for. In one month I had this twice and two courses of the antibiotics. I have so many water infections I am now allergic to trimethoprim.
On top of this I also get the usual symptoms of the exhaustion, back pain, leg pain, upset stomach, bleeding and pain after intercourse.
I have never seen a specialist and have only been using the NHS which has not got me very far over the last few years. Even though I have been diagnosed with endo. all I have been given is the Cerazette / Cerazelle.
My partner has Bupa select cover through his new job and has added me onto the policy at the policy cost but because it is a corporate program it says MHD (Medical History Disregarded). Endo (If I am right from what I have read) is regarded as a Chronic Illness as it is untreatable..
My questions are.... If it says MHD then does it cover pre existing conditions until they have been diagnosed and tested by a consultant through Bupa? Is there and pitfalls to watch out for when speaking with Bupa to try and arrange a consultation so as they do not say I cannot see a specialist due to it being either a pre existing condition and / or a chronic condition?
I really do not know where to run with this as my local medical authority just have not made me feel at ease at any point through this and the option of potentially being seen private is daunting although I hope this could be a real turn in of positivity in what has been an ongoing battle since starting puberty with nothing ever really being acknowledged or fixed.
I am now 27 with no children yet but this is something I would like to change in the future if possible.
Apologies for the long post but there are so many things to say and more questions to ask as I do not seem to get any answers from the medical sector where I live and I don't know where to turn