I found this community and hope you might provide me with some advice.
My girlfriend has had endometriosis and recently has had terrible pain. Usually she is able to manage it but over the last few weeks it has been 100 times worse by her own definition. We have been up to A&E on 3 occasions but the doctors aren't gynaecologists and don't understand the condition there (one even said it was constipation).
My problem lies in that a few weeks back she had an ultrasound and a gallstone was found. She is the process of seeing her GP about it, but in-between time we have been up to A&E. The issue is she is adamant that it is her usual endometriosis pain and that obviously I don't understand when I broach the subject that it could be gallstone related (thinking that why else would the pain suddenly go through the roof without a reason).
All came to a end last night. We waited for 5 hours at A&E. She had a blood sample and urine sample and was prodded about. She was then taken to a short stay area which wasn't very nice at all. She was told a member of the surgical team would see her but that's it.......no one told her why. All this stressed herself out more, especially when she thought that no-one understood what the pain was and they were looking for the wrong thing. So she ended up discharging herself.
I think she should have waited but she won't listen to me because I don't "understand".
I really don't know what to do. I have been trying to find some kind of link online between gallstones and endometriosis. Does anyone here have any experience on this? At least then I can show her it is from others that DO understand and she might take more notice.