This is my first post and seems like such a helpful community I am wondering if I can get some advice from anyone with a bit more knowledge of these things than I.
I have suspected I have endometriosis for many years now. I am 26 years old and have suffered with extremely painful period cramps since starting at 14. They seem to have worsened over time. Pains are so bad that I appear to be in labour to other people when I get a cramp (have to squat if I'm standing, pant through it, can't even think straight, feel nauseated, can't speak). It's horrible and very embarrassing and obviously stops me driving, doing any normal activity and can stop me going to work.
I have small clots (about the size of a finger nail) but not big or many with each period.
Sister and mother both diagnosed with endo.
I have raised this with doctors many times over the years and at long last they sent me for an ultrasound a few months ago which they said showed no cysts or fibroids (I think that's what they said). They also said it showed a thin endometrium.
This was kind of the end of their investigation and just told me to get an IUD fitted to stop the periods all together and then I won't have pain.
My question is, does the fact that the scan showed a thin endometrium mean there is no endometriosis? My doctors are a little dismissive and very hard to get an appointment with so if anyone can advise me if I should keep pushing for further investigation or leave it at that I would be very grateful.