Sorry if this is rambly and all over the place! I had my first lap yesterday for suspected endo. I am in a lot of pain particularly in my collar bone and right shoulder. I can't lie down at all at the moment. The only way can feel moderately comfortable is sitting straight with my shoulders back. How long will this take to go away?
I should say that the surgeon never spoke to me afterwards and I was barely given any details, I felt really rushed out aswell. I was told that no endo was found but they did find and remove some adhesions?! I have no idea how or why I had these, I have never had previous surgery or any STI's. Can adhesions cause endo symptoms?
My pain started at 15 with my periods and eased as soon as I was put on contraception. My problems started again when I came off the mini pill last April as TTC (I am 30 now). I have had various methods of contraception including the Mirena coil, the arm implant, microgynon and cerelle.
I haven't had a normal period since stopping the pill in April, they have been very scant whereas I was always heavy. The colour is very dark and the consistency is very stringy - it looks like old blood.? It only last 2-3 days too whereas it used to be 7. The pain however is worse, I feel like my legs weight a tonne, and my bladder feels full constantly even when it's not.
I managed to ask a nurse a question about intercourse with me TTC. He said to wait 6 weeks after a lap, is still normal? It seems a long time to me. I am awaiting a letter to give me a follow up appt with the surgeon but was told this would take beyond six weeks.
Does anyone have any advice? Once again sorry for rambling, codeine and lack of sleep has me feeling rather out of it!