After finally being referred in June by my GP, I had my eagerly awaited appointment with the Gynecologist on Thursday - what a disappointment! I have never ever cried in public like that before!
We sat down in the room and did introductions etc and before even asking how I suffer etc her first question was 'will you have the coil fitted?'. No I answered. She then asked if I would go back on the pill, to this I answered I would rather not (have yet to find a pill that agrees with me). Following this she asked me a lot of questions but what she was writing down was different to what I was saying! She kept focusing on the time during my period, I tried stressing to her that whilst I do have painful periods, it is the pain I suffer at the time of ovulation that worries me most. She couldn't care less and didn't even ask me about it!
Following this she said she would like to examine me so we went into a side room. As I undressed she went and fetched the nurse. As she came back into the room with the nurse she suddenly said 'What do you expect from us if you are going to refuse everything offered to you?' I was completely gobsmacked and just replied 'I just want to know what is wrong with me and why I suffer so much pain' and at this point I started crying (wimp!). She performed a smear and an internal examination during which she claimed I was constipated (I'm pretty certain I wasn't but hey ho she's the specialist!)
We went back into the office room and she went to consult with another gynecologist. At this point I started crying again after seeing my bf!
She then came back in and said whilst I do have some symptoms of Endo I don't have them all and all previous scans had come back clear (I have only had 1 previous ultrasound back in March!). She has said that before putting my through and operation she wants me to prove that it is a gynecological problems and I'm not just constipated all the time! To this I was furious, she had already acknowledged that I have to take codeine to help manage my pain and side effect of codeine is constipation. I am therefore stuck on Cerazette (mini pill) for 6 months continuously and if my pain stops during this 6 months then it is likely that I do have Endo.
I have never been so disappointed and deflated in my life! I was not informed about anything, I was not guided on ways to help control my pain and I was not given any other option.
I should say that I am only 22 therefore have never had a smear or internal examination before, it is hard enough facing the prospect of suffering Endo let alone being treat like an idiot by this god awful woman!