I just wanted to share with you my latest experience of endo and how the specialist consultants can be so wrong.
I had my first lap in November 2015 and the consultant removed endo from that pouch of Douglas and SN ligament on left side. I was surprised there was nothing found on my bladder as I had symptoms relating to this. I had 5 pain free months before the aching started to come back and my periods got heavy and painful again and I had pain after sex. So I was put on the pill to see if that relieved it. I would only get some relief from the pain on the last pack of pills out of 3 and then I would bleed and the pain came back for two packs. My period got more painful with each break in the pill and the pain when taking the pill was getting worse too. So I saw my consultant at the beginning of November and told him all my symptoms and how I was in pain everyday apart from the last pack of pills and he told me he doesn't think it is endo and not even gynae related. I just looked at him thinking he is joking. So I asked him what else could cause all these symptoms, the same ones as before when he treated my endo and he said "I don't know, I'm a gynecologist, you will need to see your GP to work that out". I kicked off a bit and said that if my symptoms are the same now as they were before and it was endo before then why is not endo now. He then said "endo can't come back that quickly, what do you want to do then, do you want another lap". I said "I don't want one, but if it's the only way to see whats going on in there and rule out endo if you don't think it that then I guess I have to". He then happily agreed to do a lap and guess what. I had my lap yesterday and he removed endo from the same places as before plus my bladder and left pelvic wall.
If your gynae tries to tell you some rubbish about it not being endo but you know your body and the pain you feel, stick up for yourself and demand treatment as I came out of my appointment feeling like a liar and hypochondriac but I had every right to expect my physician to listen to me and decide on the best course of action together.
I am going to speak to him at my follow up appointment as he has not come to see me post op and I will tell him exactly what I think of his attitude towards me. I am not going to continue to be treated by a Dr that clearly has a lack of judgement.
I hope this helps other woman who find themselves in this position or are turned away.