Hi, recently had severe abdominal pain and was rushed into hospital with suspected appendicitis. As night progressed they didn't think I was in enough pain so thought it migh teeb gynaecological. Once my bloods were back they rushed me into surgery, I presumed they showed an infection and so if appendix it was an emergency. Anyway, it wasn't my appendix, but they found blood in my pelvis. I was diagnosed with retrograde menstruation. A Dr friend says this might be endometriosis. I have been referred finally for a ovary scan. But I guess I want to ask how other people were diagnosed. I might not even have it but I feel something is up. To have such sharp pain! I'm worried as don't want the pain again. I feel the appointment is taking ages, still not letter for a date. I've always had heavy and painful periods. I never take time off work as feel it's not a valid reason. But wake in night with period pain. So could say I have bad pain. It's nice to finds community of peopl who suffer with gynacaological stuff! Please share any experiences. It's quite traumatic being rushed to hospital and having lots of invasive treatments and being asked if you pregnant every 5 mins! Then no one takes you seriously or finds your problems embarrassing..... Anyway, rant over.
Thank for listening. Please let me know of your experiences. We need to reform the gynaecological services!