Hi All, I'm new to this so hope I can explain properly to get some advice. I am 24 years old and from when I first started my period I had extreme pain once a month to the point of fainting, being sick and being unable to get out of bed - which I'm sure as your on this site you'll no exactly what I mean.. I had an ultrasound when I was around 15 years old and nothing showed up so I was told to go on the pill to see if this eased the monthly hell. Luckily for me, the pain eased and each month was manageable. A few months ago I started having problems with the pill and was on my period for 6 weeks straight. I went to the doctors and she suggested coming off the pill to let my body have a rest. I came off this and had my first period about 2 months later, needless to say, it was back to hell again. I was off work so ill with the pain. I went back to the doctors to see if I could go for a lap or have any tests to see if it was endometriosis or anything. The doctor said that they no longer use laps to diagnose endo as it can cause more damage than good from going in blind and could irritate it more, she said she had been a doctor long enough to know that it was definitely endo. I was totally shocked that I just had to go off her opinion for my diagnosis. I asked what would happen next and she said I was lucky that it is managed by being on the pill so she told me to just go back on this. I feel like she was so blazae about it all. I asked if I'd be having any tests as she didn't seem to be suggesting anything and she said she'd sent me for an ultrasound again but then went on to say it probably wouldn't find anything since it didn't last time and she said she'd send me for swabs but said this is to check for infection which she knew it wouldn't be as it had gone on too long. She said 'to be honest I'm just crossing Ts and dotting Is by sending you for the tests because I have to but it'll definitely be endo'.
I feel totally in limbo now as don't feel like I can just go off her opinion but then she is a doctor so do I just need to accept that's what it is?! Also, my partner and I want to start trying for a baby and we'd planned to wait a year when we've bought our new home and he's looking to change jobs, when I asked the doctor about it affecting our chances of conceiving she said if you want a family your better to try sooner rather than later, so now we're changing our plans to buy a house now instead of within the year so we can start trying earlier but I just think am I doing the right thing? Should I ask for a second opinion and is she right about them no longer offering laps for diagnosis??
Thanks you so much to anyone that has read this, any opinion or experiences will be much appreciated! xx