Hi all, I'm new to this but was wondering if anyone can offer any advice. I've been going back and forth to the doctors for about 19 months now - due to suffering with heavy painful periods.
I had a transvaginal scan back in November and found out I have a small, but pesky, fibroid.
I'm currently not on any contraception (I haven't been for 2 and a half years now) and I had my first referral to a gynaecologist a few weeks ago.
My periods are excruciating - they consist of sharp pains in my abdomen, heavy blood flow and excruciating pain in my right hip; the only way I can describe this pain is like someone shoving a screwdriver in my bone.
I explained this pain to my GP and he reckons it can be referred pain and that my right ovary feel very tender.
I am currently on my period and have noticed that I have had pain where my right kidney is located. It feels similar to when I've had a kidney infection.
I am booked in for a consultation this Thursday and have opted to have a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy under general anaesthetic. They suspect I may have endometriosis, however can it spread to other parts of the body? Anyone had similar symptoms? Any comments would be appreciated.
thanks in advance ladies xx