Hi everyone, new to this site and only here because my partner has convinced me to chat to others to see if I can get any help, advice or support.
I've been suffering with lower left abdominal pain for over a year now, I have very heavy periods and the period pain is also really bad, I was told by my gp to take the pill back to back for up to 6 months so that I wouldn't have to go through the hell every month of having a period, I have suffered with my periods for years but out of nowhere last year this awful pain started in my lower left side. The pain I get is a horrible stabbing pain in the lower left and pain going down my groin into my left leg. It started as a pain that would come and go but now I have it daily and I don't know how much more I can take. The pain gets worse when I need to empty my bowel or bladder and I am always suffering with diahorea, it has got so bad that it feels it is ruling my life, I also feel so uncomfortable on the left that I feel there is something there. I had a laparoscopy back in February which didn't find any endo, the only way I managed to get this done was to pay to see a private consultant, I have also had 4 months of the prostap injection which I believe took the edge off the pain, but the consultant said because my pain hadn't completely disappeared that he didn't believe I had a gynae issue but to start to take the pill back to back again. I would have been due the 5th injection last week and have been hit with pain that I only used to get in the days leading up to the injection! I am in constant pain and I'm getting so depressed with it. I have a colonoscopy booked in for next Monday which I'm dreading, my gp I guess wants to shut me up and rule out any bowel diseases, I'm sick of hearing my gp say he thinks it's 'only' IBS, I've had IBS before and it is nothing like that! I have had an MRI and a CT scan which hasnt shown anything up. I have also unintentionally lost 5 stone in 2 years and don't have much of an appetite anymore due to the pain. I have a 5 year old son and feel I am letting him down as I am always so run down and in pain. Is it possible that the only laparoscopy I had could have missed endo or is it possible I could have endo on my bowel which has not yet been found?? Any help or advice is more than welcome or just some support from anyone who may be in the same boat as me. Thanks x