I am 20. So I have been having severe and intense lower pelvic pain and lower right sided pain for over 2.5 years. It's like a stabbing/ tearing/ ripping/ twisting/ cramping pain which is generally constant and intensifies at time. I am in pain every day, and have to take paracetamol and ibuprofen regularly which has generally no effect so I try not to take it. I am often doubled over in pain and have had to leave lectures and work to go to the bathroom and double over to try and ease and massage the pain away.
In total I have had 10 GP appointments with different doctors as doctors left my practice, one appointment at gynecology and one appointment at general surgery both in 2014, who both discharged me saying that at most it was adhesions. I've had 2 ultrasounds and blood work which came back normal.
Since December I have been back to the GP twice and have seen the same doctor each time, now that I feel comfortable with him. He seems to care about how I feel and wants to know what is wrong too as he is stuck with what it could be. He thinks it is adhesions and has been treating me with IBS medication with no effect but I believe it is endometriosis as I fit most of the symptoms: pelvic pain, period pain, upper leg pain, low mood, irregular and heavy periods.
I have an appointment with my GP tomorrow as the medication I am currently on is running out and is having no effect, and to discuss what to do next.
I have mentioned endometriosis in the past to other doctors but they always seemed to brush over the issue. How can I get him to believe that it could be endometriosis?