Sorry in advance for this long post! So I've always had really bad period pain, I started my period at 11 and now i'm 26. I've also often found intercourse painful. I'm feeling annoyed that i left it so long to go to the doctors to get it checked but what can you do.
I had a transvaginal ultrasound and was told that the lining of my womb was abnormally thick and that she could see a polyp and that I had a cyst on each ovary and that endometriosis could be a possibility but they couldn't say from the transvaginal ultrasound. I was however just about to get my period so the nurse suggested that that could explain the thickness of the womb and the polyp.
I was then referred to a gynaecologist. She performed a hysteroscopy and said that the lining of the womb was fine and that she couldn't see a polyp. Which suggested that the nurse had been correct. This felt quite positive.
The gynaecologist referred me back for another transvaginal ultrasound to check on the cysts. The nurse said that the cysts were still there (2cm on the left and 3cm on the right), and that I definitely have endometriosis.
This was yesterday and i'm feeling extremely despondent about the whole thing. I would say that my period has actually gotten a little bit better as I've gotten older, i will occasional (every 6 months), get a really painful one where I cant leave the house or exercise but painkillers always work. But my period is generally still pretty painful every month on the first day of bleeding. Long story short its manageable. I'm just really worried about fertility as I really want to have children.
I'm wondering if the cysts are a bad sign and this indicates that my endometriosis is further along?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.