I'm looking for advice on:
1. Being taken seriously in A&E
2. Getting a laproscopy to diagnose suspected endometriosis.
Background: constant, severe pain in pelvis and lower back, extreme fatigue, feeling sick (from the sheer level of pain), upset tummy for 9 months. Stopped taking the pill for 2wks this resulted in dramatic increase in symptoms (main reason along with symptoms for suggesting endo). Past2 days (back on the pill) the pain has worsened to absolute agony - feels like someone is stabbing a large abscess with a screwdriver on the right hand side of my pelvis/pubic bone. Struggling to breathe through the pain.
In the past 9 months I have had 5 hospital admissions amounting to over a month and I STILL can't be taken seriously or get a laproscopy (despite it being suggested as necessary on my very first trip to A&E by the consultant). I have had 2 CTs, an MRI, 3 ultra sounds, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, colposcopy, blood, weeand stool samples, countless physical examinations. My consultant has told me I need ANOTHER ultra sound which I have to wait FOUR MONTHS for.
I'm asking to change consultant at a doctor's appointment tonight and then most likely going to A&E as the pain is absolutely unbearable. Does anybody have any advice on what to say to be taken seriously? (Apparently crying and writhing in pain isn't good enough).
I have no doubt that were my boyfriend in this kind of pain he would be treated as an absolute priority, yet I am bullied into going home every time. Arguing with medical professionals is absolutely exhausting.
Thanks in advance for any advice.