Hi there, I'm new to this site but am hoping to get some advice on what's going on with my endometriosis. I haven't had a laparoscopy but after being examined and having had a pelvic scan and a blood test, I had a diagnosis of endometriosis. I've only been suffering with symptoms for the past year, so I consider myself lucky as it hasn't been YEARS. Today I am on day 16 or thereabouts of my menstrual cycle and have started bleeding. It's taken me really by surprise and really worried me. I was told I had a 5cm cyst but this has now collapsed. What I'm experiencing is very similar to my normal period, and have had lots of bloating and wind, lower back pain and pelvic pain but it's manageable. I had breast cancer 3 years ago, and this is my main cause for concern! I just keep feeling like its not endometriosis but ovarian cancer!! My consultant has assured me it's not, but as I've not had a laparoscopy how can she be so sure?! I am seeing her on Tuesday and am wondering whether to push hard for a laparoscopy. Thoughts and advice please? Many thanks ladies. X
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