I'm new here and looking for advice as i feel like i'm going crazy! Any help would be so much appreciated!
Since i started my period i have always had the heaviest and very painful periods which kept me off school for weeks and sometimes lasted nearly two weeks. My doctor put me on the pill at around age 14/15 as my iron count was low and things seemed okay. I came off the pill when i was 20 for a few years and gradually my periods became heavier and got back to being so painful again. Within the past year i have noticed a lump in my groin which comes around every 6-8 weeks and then dissapears only to return again. It seems to be cyclical which made me think it was somehow related to my cycle. Also, every 3/4 weeks i have chronic pelvic pain and extreme fatigue along which nausea which has kept me off work for a few days.
When i went to the doctors they mentioned endomitriosis and put me back on the pill. This seemed to help things for the first three months but then i was getting really bad pelvic pains to the point i couldn't move. I ended up calling in sick for work one day so i went back to the doctors. I saw a new doctor who said it didn't sound like endomitriosis but sent me for an ultrasound to check for a hernia. I know it isn't a hernia as i've had one before and this feels different.
I just feel really confused and i've started keeping a diary of my symptoms to show my doctor. Hopefully it might make him take more notice. So i don't know if this is endo as i keep being told different things but i don't know what else it could be.
I should also note i was diagnosed with IBS when i was 18 and i'm currently 28.
Any help or advice would be great. I can't afford to go private and my doctor seems reluctant to send me to a gynocologist so i don't know what is the next step for me.