Hi everyone, I'm 26 and 3 years ago I began having bad stomach pains; sharp stabbing pains and a constant aching in my pelvic area and also pains in my belly button, after ending up in a&e and going to the doctors countless times I was told I had an infection from my belly piercing and also that I had a hernia and was always sent away with antibiotics and painkillers however these didn't help the pain. I finally found a great doctor who asked if it was worse during my menstrual cycle and said it could be endometriosis....I then had what looked like a blood blister come up in my belly button so went for a biopsy of it, this came back with a diagnosis of umbilical endometriosis. I was referred to a gynaecologist who explained my options but at the time I wasn't trying for a family and I was able to control the pain with the contraceptive pill. Now my fiancé and I are trying for a family and I have been off the contracteptive pill for the past year, my pain is worse than ever, it's constant and at times stops me doing anything. I feel so low at the moment, I'm so so scared about the possibility of being infertile. I have been referred back to the gynaecologist who will hopefully do a laparoscopy and then possible laser surgery removal. Has anyone else found out about this at my age? Or does anyone have any advice or words that may help me feel a bit better about it all, just to know I'm not in this on my own and that there is hope of a family would be nice. Sorry for long post xx
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