I am just after some advice, I've been on a really long road to get where I am right now in terms of getting "diagnosed".
I unfortunately suffered a miscarriage in June 2015, and since then my periods have been getting worse, and worse.
My GP wasn't listening to a word I had to say, and it got to the point where I had been in A&E 3 times in the space of 4 months due to the agony that I was in.
So after numerous trips to the doctors, after a ridiculous amounts of tests and ultrasounds he came to the conclusion that it's likely that I could have endometriosis, so he referred me to a specialist, after talking with the specialist for over an hour, he said with my symptoms it was highly likely that I do indeed have endometriosis, but of course the only way to be 100% was to have a laporascopy, HOWEVER, the specialist was at a private hospital, and because my BMI is over 40 they won't do it, so they referred me to my nearest hospital on the NHS, which I had no issues with(after all I just want to know what's going on with my body!), so today, I thought was my "pre-assessment" to my operation.. But it wasn't.
I walked in, and the female doctor started asking me all these health questions which have already been answered a million times, she informed me that the private hospital where I had seen the specialist had nothing to do with the NHS, so they could not say what goes and what doesn't.
She was incredibly rude, she did not listen to a word I had to say, and talked over me 80% of the time that I was there.
ANYWAY, she came to the conclusion that I should have the hormone coil implanted, because it could reduce my bleeding while I am on my period, and possibly even stop them for the duration that I have it, which should sound like a fantastic idea, however, this isn't fixing my problem, it is only masking it which I am not happy with, I also suffer with chronic migraines and when I have used contraceptives before(implanon, and depo) I have been hit with migraines daily causing me to come off them straight away.
All of this was explained to the doctor, but another problem she had was that with my BMI being over 40(which by the way is 41.7) that going through with the surgery would be dangerous, and advised me to lose weight if I wanted the surgery.
I left the hospital and just broke down. How could this woman expect me to lose weight when I am in constant debilitating pain 20 days out of 30, every single month. Now where I completely sympathise that there is risks, and dangers for absolutely any procedure where anaesthetic is involved, but my is 1.7 over. Maybe if I was 39.9 they would help me.
So my question is has anyone here(that is overweight with a high BMI) had a laparoscopy and has had issues during/following it?
Also, if you have any advice that you could give me in terms of getting these doctors to listen to me would be fantastic. It was exhausting enough the first thousand times.
I apologise at how long this is, but I wanted you to have all the information!
Thank you in advance!