I'm 30, and have suffered with appalling periods since the age of 15. I've been batted around from doctor to doctor for 15 years now and finally found answers when I had my op on Monday. It was always "you may have endo, you may not, how about we try another pill?" I couldn't convince my gp I needed further investigations so i paid for a one off private spire consultant to fully access me and as a result I was put on the list for he laparoscopy. Good thing too! So for anyone who is reaching dead ends with your gp, you have to force them to take it seriously otherwise you can spend 15 years going round in circles.
I was under the illusion it'd be a in and out op but actually I had a bad reaction to the anesthethetic and morphine so I'm on my 4th day recovery and still only just managed a bit of food. So if you're small, it apparently it takes longer for the gas to go. And it's important to move around --- this I wasn't told till day 3 when my partner called with concerns. But on the mend now.
The consultant decided to fit the coil, so will see how that goes. Seems to make sense for now!
Glad to be part of the community and best wishes to anyone else battling with this awful "thing"