I'm 20 years old and have experienced symptoms of endometriosis for a year and a half now. Yesterday evening a passer by found me in pain and the next thing I knew I was in a cubicle in accident and emergency. They ran blood tests, urine tests, physical examination and questioned me on my symptom history. The only thing I was offered was codiene and naproxyn to help with the pain, and was sent on my way.
After having an ultrasound scan and being told by my doctor that they are reluctant to perform a laparoscopy because it can aggravate endometriosis, I'm very stuck on where to go from here. I want a definitive answer. All I have been told is that 'Your symptoms are the same as endometriosis, that is probably your issue.'
I experience extremely painful periods, constipation and of course the opposite, back pain, fatigue, mood changes and sometimes.. painful intercourse. This is rather problematic as I am currently at university and endometriosis affects my studies and grades.
Thank you, Emma