Hi all. I am a 21 year old who has been suffering with bad periods for as long as I've had them, which is about 7 years now. I recently saw a different nurse and told het all my symptoms and she told me I should ask for a referal to a gynaecologist. So that's what I did. After explaining my symorons to yet another doctor I had an examination and scan and I thought I was getting somewhere but as they came back 'normal' she dismissed me once again stating that periods are 'subjective' and basically saying they weren't as heavy as I was making out. What she didn't understand was I was trying to tell her about the painfulness of them not just how heavy they are. I'll list my symptoms below:
Painful heavy period usually with blood clots.
Sometimes the pain is bad enough I have missed university.
I get some pain leading up to the period.
A sharp pain in my rectum.
I am always exhausted.
I get pain in my hips periodically.
I have a titled womb.
More recently sex has been very painful.
I have a scheduled appointment this time with a different doctor. Should I push for the gynae referal and doesn't anyone know if I ask are they allowed to refuse??
I'm sorry for the length of this post. I'm just tired of going from pillar to post with no answers! Thank you for reading!