Hello ladies. I'm new here but I've been reading through all of the posts and slowly all of the pieces are starting to fit together in my own puzzle. My pain first started roughly at 12 years old, a year after I started my period. I would have horrendously heavy periods that lasted for sometimes two weeks and was told by doctors that this was normal for a girl of my age until my body regulated itself. When the pain was still present even when my periods weren't around I was sent for a colonoscopy which proved inconclusive. They suggested it may be IBS so I changed my diet and took the medication the prescribed which did nothing for me. I'm now a 30 years old and luckily have two children which I conceived at the ages of 19 and 20. After trying all of the different contraceptive pills going, the implant and the coil I finally found a pill called Yasmin that seemed to agree with me. After 7 years on Yasmin I developed debilitating migraines and the doctors speedily took me off of it. I've been pill free for 3 years now and had extremely varied periods. Sometimes I can bleed ever other week, others not at all for months. Last year I had no period for a year! Which brings me to the present. Since July I've been in terrible pain in my left pelvic area where the ovaries are located. I took myself off to A&E twice because the pain and dizziness was unbearable and no painkillers were touching the pain. The first time I was fobbed off with a UTI diagnosis and sent away with antibiotics. The second time I was admitted to see a Gynecologist who mentioned only pelvic inflammatory disease, or ovary pain. I was refered for an internal scan which only showed up my PCOS and when the radiographer pressed the probe on the problem area I nearly vomited from the pain shooting through me. But nothing showed up on the screen. I was diagnosed with PCOS 9 years ago after an internal scan to see why a coil I had been fitted with kept falling out. I've had intermittent pain on and off over the years which I have attributed to cystic pain.
So finally after putting my foot down I have been refered to see a Gynecologist! Hurrah! I'm pretty nervous because it's been such a long road to get to here that I don't want to be fobbed off again. I guess I want to know what others experiences are of meeting with their gynaecologists for the first time and the possible things I may be fobbed off with this time? If the endo hasn't shown up with the scan will they take me seriously? I'm so fed up and low I just want to feel relatively normal again. Thanking you in advance.
I guess I should also say that the symptoms I have right now are a persistent pain in my left ovary area, which can also be sharp/piercing. I have irregular bleeding which is also heavy. I have pain during sex and also for days afterwards. I have dizzy spells. The pain wakes me up at night. I have to urinate very frequently. My mood is very up and down. I get a numb/dull ache sensation in my groin to thigh area