Hello ladies, I am hoping to find some help here. Last month I had an extremely painful menstrual cycle. I've never had them that bad. Ive been experiencing lower back pain and burning by my left buttock that radiates down my leg. Flank pain, abdominal pain,bloating and frequent urination. I visited my gyno and she suspects I have endo. She booked me for laparoscopic next week. I can't sleep at night as that's when it's the worst while I'm laying down. It sucks and scares me so much. Ive booked an appointment with a diff gyno to get a second opinion. I feel like she should at least try to rule out any cycst, tumors or cancer even. I keep thinking the worst case scenarios. At least for my peace of mind she should try to rule out anything else. I've never had surgery before and I'm so scared to go through with this and what they'll find. Can you ladies please share with me some of the symptoms you've experienced? And if you've had surgery, how long was recovery?