After having chronic pain for six years, today I finally plucked up the courage to go to the doctor to ask for a laparoscopy. I've never been officially diagnosed with endometriosis, but it runs in my family and I have almost all of the symptoms. I want to try for a baby in the near future so I want to find out what my chances are/how to improve them and be officially diagnosed.
As soon as I mentioned endo, the doctor smirked and assured me that it's highly unlikely that I have it. She then went on to explain that the pain I've been experiencing (FOR SIX YEARS) is more likely to be from chlamydia, which I have ensured that I'm tested for every six months so it is definitely not that. She then laughed when I told her that I get excruciating pain in my cervix and assured me that it wouldn't be my cervix that was painful. So she used the speculum and felt my cervix (which was SO painful) and then started to come round the the fact that there might actually be something wrong. All the prodding around up there has triggered a lot of abdominal pain! But, on the bright side, I was referred to a gynecologist who can take me through a laparoscopy.
She made me feel so small! I'm really frustrated, does anyone else have any nightmare doctor stories? And where should I go from here?