Hello! I've been suffering with period like abdominal pain and stabbing pains on either side which I call my "ovarian pain" as this is where I feel the pain is. I also get pain down into the tops of my legs and it feels like I get pain in my hip bone. Sex is also painful. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 16 so I was on the contraceptive pill for the last 5 years (I'm 21) because I was getting about 3 periods a year and they were heavy and painful. Everything has been more or less ok until the beginning of this year. I've been back and forth the doctors who referred me for a scan in April. Whilst waiting for the scan, I was sent home from work due to severe pain. I went to A&E who sent me home because they didn't scan on the weekend. They eventually scanned me in July and found a 3cmx3cm dermoid cyst on my left ovary. Apparently my polycysts have disappeared. Last week I saw my gynaecologist, who took swabs which came back clear. My gynaecologist reckons I have IBS and I need to eat more fruit and drink more water!! I personally disagree as I have been diagnosed with IBS in the past and I feel it's a totally different abdominal pain to the pain I am having. Also I don't have any bowel problems, I feel everything is working fine in that area. He referred me to the gastroentology clinic, I'm having another scan in 4 months to check the cyst and I'm going back to see him in 12 months. I have already received a letter today saying I'm on the list for the General Surgery Clinic. Now I feel anxious as I don't know what is going to happen in this clinic. Has anyone else ever had this much hassle being diagnosed? All of my symptoms are matching endometriosis symptoms. I just feel no one seems to be listening to what I am saying. I am going to the General Surgery Clinic to hear what they say but has anyone else been told it's IBS and totally ignored?
Thanks! Sorry it's a long post!