I've just had a GP appointment where he thinks I probably have endometriosis. From reading your posts I'm pretty lucky that I only have symptoms around my period, including painful bowel movements, loss of old blood before period, pain etc. so I feel for you who have worse symptoms and more regular ones.
Anyway, I've been prescribed the progesterone only pill. I don't usually take a contraceptive pill, hoping there aren't any side effects. The doctor said he would recommend me to a gynaecologist if this didn't alleviate symptoms after a few months. All fine with me.
The only real reason I went after painful bowel movements for a few years, realised they were just at my periods (I had previously thought all my symptoms were normal and periods just sucked) was because I was concerned about not finding out and then finding it difficult to have children in about 5 years maybe (I'm 27).
Should seeing a gynaecologist be something I'm pushing for in light of this? Or should I not worry? I don't want to leave it and then find my ovaries taken over with endo at the point I need them to work. But I don't want a laparoscopy when I am coping ok and progesterone pill will help the things that affect me. Could I ask for an MRI to determine the extent of it so I can decide on the lap?
Just looking for advice or reassurance I suppose.
Thanks a lot