Hello! It is my first time on this site but I would really appreciate some advice and information about personal experiences from a laparscopy. I am only 16 and have been told that I'm the youngest patient the laparscopy team will ever have operated on... yikes!
I have had an eventful three year and I have finally been given the go ahead for surgery to diagnose (or not diagnose!) endometriosis. I have had three ultrasounds, all of which have come back clear, but the endometrial specialists have noticed that i may have symptoms of fibroids and adhesions. A lot of symptoms have been bothering me for a while, but I just wondered if any of the ladies here have the same/similar symptoms?
Severe pain on period, and every time in between periods, severe pain when urinating, painful bowel movements, pain in the pelvis and hips when walking long distances, burning pain close to the skin, pain felt deep inside the pelvis, pain when passing stools, pain that isn't alleviated by the pill as well as naproxen teamed up with co-codamol. The pain I experience during my periods is so severe that I can't go to school, and this is usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting. I would regard the pain and very severe as I just sit at home and cry the place down I am very scared about the side effects, if there is any, of the surgery and I am scared about what 2ill happen if I do have endometriosis. I feel like I have been hitting a brick wall for so long, this isn't just 'unexplained' pain, it can't be, I feel like I haven't been listened to properly on occasion because of my age, but this is not normal in somebody without a problem.
It is also worth noting that I have a weak pelvic floor, which is extremely embarrassing for me since Ican't participate in trampolining and other activities in school like my friends due to this.
I am having my laparoscopy in June time (after my exams!) but I am worried about the surgery in general, the general anaesthetic and pain. I have had two generals before but refused pre-medication (because I was a stubborn child back then!) but I realise now that I would not even be able to go any where near theatre without them. I would really appreciate any tips or advice! X