Hi. I have had heavy, painful periods that lasted 10 days since they first started when I was 13 (I am now 21). When I was 19, I met my first boyfriend and found sex very painful. I went to the doctors, explained this and the other period symptoms and they suggested endo. I was going to have a laparoscopy which was cancelled on the day due to surgeon illness. Since then I have had a very tender tummy when on my period but only if I have recently been stressed (e.g. exams, exam results etc). I have looked on the NHS website and have 4 of the symptoms but have never had pain when weeing or pooing and even these symptoms don't occur all the time.
I am reluctant to go back for the laparoscopy as it caused me so much stress I was really ill for weeks beforehand, couldn't sleep etc. Obviously if things get worse I'll have to but I'm delaying for as long as i can.
At the moment I have a really tender tummy. It hurts to turn, move too quickly, lift things and I'm not sure why?!?!
I have tried every pill in the book and have finally settled on Yasmin which I take 3 packs in a row of (doctors orders) and then have a week break. I have been on yasmin since january 2015. I also find having regular sex helps with the heaviness of the period and the pain too (not sure why). I had a miscarriage in january this year and since then my periods have been a lot better, less painful and less blood.
Basically my question is, could I have endo when I dont get it all the time or is it another condition making me feel like this? Is this beginning of endo and will it get worse? Anyone else experienced this?
Thank you and I hope someone can help me as I am really confused!!