I have never been graded on what stage my endo is.
I have had 3 laps now (all ablation surgeries) , the first one I was told a small amount was found, the second i was told that more had been found and that my left ovary had to be released by this I'm guessing the endo had spread over my ovary. My gp advised this was probably the meaning of this (never really had much feed back from my laps and never been under a specialist) and on my third lap which was in Dec i was told that only minimal endo was found and the surgeon couldn't understand why i was in so much pain :/
The reason in this post is that I'm now 7 months post op and in a lot of pain again, well have been for a few months now. On the right side, low down which is where i had pains before my last lap. I went to my gp last month and I have a referral to see the same Dr/Gynae next month who did my last lap however I'm concerned that him saying he only found minimal endo and couldn't understand why i am in so much pain, is it a good idea going back to the same person. I was wondering whether to see if i can the appointment cancelled and have a referral straight to the BSGE unit at Castle Hill which is only 20 minutes from where i live however i have been informed that it depends on the severity of your endo and I'm not sure my is severe as I don't know the grading. I just cant help but think that they maybe missing endo somewhere though, I've heard this can be quite common. Also i thought it didn't matter on how much you have in the way that one lady can have small amount and really suffer and another could have a widespread of endo and not suffer as much.
Any advice on this i would be very grateful.