I had a laparoscopy 6 months ago and found I had endometriosis which was completely cut out in the same operation. Prior to the operation I had been in agony all day every day and had a terrible stabbing pain in two places on my left side along with a load of other symptoms. Although admittedly my symptoms have improved since the laparoscopy I haven't yet been pain free and I still experience stabbing pain in one of the places in my left side a few times every day (thankfully the other stabbing pain has gone).
However, I only found out yesterday at my appointment with my gynaecologist that apparently symptoms of endometriosis are meant to completely disappear after it has been fully removed which had never been told to me before. He said that the pain I have now is just bad periods or is something unrelated. I'm finding this hard to understand though as I still get deep pelvic pain during sex, some bleeding after sex and a stabbing pain that feels like a knife up my bum when I'm on my period that is absolute AGONY and makes me feel like I'm in labour which I have always had when being on my period and was told by my GP that was down to endometriosis. I'm just wondering if anyone else is in a position where not all their symptoms have cleared?? And wether it's true that all symptoms should be gone after my operation??
From tests I had before the laparoscopy I also know that the stabbing pain isn't caused by cysts or anything like that as I had ultra sounds and blood tests for hormone, bowel and other related illnesses and everything came back negative. Irritable bowel tablets also don't clear the pain. I'm maybe wondering if it's possible it could be endometriosis INSIDE my bowel or something?? Is that possible?
If anyone could shed any light or share similar problems to mine I would much appreciate it x