I've always had heavy painful periods, and I "knew" I had endometriosiss, my mum has it, my auntie has it, my cousin has it. And my mum even believes that her mum may have had it but in those days it wasn't really heard off.
For the past 3 months I was experiencing a very sharp pain in my lower left abdomen, the first time I saw a doctor they put it down to period pains, and I was put on the pill (Lucette). The second time I went in to A&E and had the usual blood tests, pregnancy test, and an xray of my tummy, the doctor told me I just had a large amount of poo inside me, the very next day I saw my GP who told me it feels like I have a lump on my left hand side. While waiting for a scan appointment the pain "spread" the whole of my abdomen hurt and my back.
The scan showed 4 large cysts on my left ovary, I was devastated and scared, I was told I would need it removed and I was waiting for the surgery appointment but 2 days after the scan I was in extreme pain and an ambulance was called by my mum. I was admitted to hospital straight away and had the surgery the same day.
I had a laparoscopy and cystoscopy, I am great full that it was done through keyhole, and they saved my left ovary. The largest cyst was 15cm the second and and third were about the size of oranges, and the smaller one is about 2.7cm and they left that one inside, because it was very stuck to my ovary. And it was confirmed that I do have endo.
I cried when they told me one was still inside, I am scared it will grow as big as the others, and I don't want to go through another operation. I am petrified what the future may bring, I am 27, and single, and I fear that by the time I am ready to try for a baby, it will be too late.
This is my first time on a forum, and writing all of that feels like a small weight off my shoulders.