Hi everyone, my names Hannah and I'm 20 years old.
Over the past 3 years I have been undergoing investigations due to pain and irregular bleeding. It's been a long winded process and I seem to have been passed pillar to post due to my age. Recently the doctor has told me that she thinks it may be Endometriosis. Since, I've been referred to a gynaecologist and am currently waiting for further investigations to be carried out.
Im massively concerned that because it's been left so long without any form of management that this might have a impact upon my fertility later on in life. It's so mentally and physically draining being in pain and having a black cloud hanging over your head about any future plans of having a family.
Although my family and boyfriend are very supportive, I feel that it may become a burden me talking about it so tend not to discuss it anymore.
I was wondering if anyone else had a drawn out diagnosis and if they knew if left untreated/unmanged for 3 years if it could effect fertility? I know everyone's different so it's difficult to say, but just wondered if anyone had been in a similar situation?