Hi all, it's hard to know where to begin, but just wanted to vent and hopefully get a reply from someone who understands. I have been experiencing bowel, bladder and pelvic issues for around 8 years. Been diagnosed then undiagnosed with Crohn's disease due to constant diarrhoea and an ulcerated appendix, having severe bladder symptoms, bladder urgency, urethral pain and peeing as much as 4 times in 30 mins then the dreaded monthlys! Long drawn out painful periods, spotting, losing a very strange skin like discharge etc. All my symptoms worsen during my period and I get an awful deep pain in my lower right side which goes into my hip/groin area and down my thigh. Finally had a break through when I went to see a Gynae consultant at QMC in Nottingham who spoke with me for ten minutes and decided he was going to do a laparoscopy, cystoscopy and bladder pressure study in the next 6 weeks which I am extremely grateful for. He seemed to organise more in that appointment than my local hospital did in the last 8 years. He explained to me he suspects endo and during the lap he will burn away any endo if found or cut any adhesions. If there's anyone out there with endo who's experiencing or has experienced similar symptoms I'd be so grateful for a reply. I'm terrified they won't find anything which in one way is a good thing but with not getting very far in so many years I'd just like to finally have a diagnosis so I can recieve treatment and try to deal with it. Sorry for the long post!