Hi, new here
Ive had chronic pelvic pain for 4 years. My main symptoms are urinary frequency, urgency, bladder pain and pain on urination and bowel movements sometimes. I also get randomly excrutiating periods which I know are not my normal level of period pain - I dont get them every month but when I do I feel like I am going to die and want to go to A&E.
I was referred after 3 years finally to urology after peeing in many a pot and convincing the gp's i did not have a UTI. They did a cystoscopy which found nothing. Also treated me for possible IC with bladder instillations which have not helped.
I am trying to get referred to gynaecology and I want to have a lap to find out if this is endo causing my pain. I did have the heavy bleeding /clots a few years ago but that has all stopped and been replaced with the bladder pain instead.
The GP said my referral was refused after he went to gynae for advice and guidance. He said only if I am trying to conceive and having fertility issues will they refer me???? BUT IM IN PAIN??? I am begging them to refer me - this is ruining my life. Cant wear a tampon cant have sex it hurts too much my life revolves around pain management. I get extremely fatigued with it too and sometimes random pains down into my legs and perineal area.
Am I going mad or do I keep pushing the GP for the laparoscopy (even though they make me feel mad) to diagnose or at the least rule out endo?