Hi everyone, I have horrendous period pain - vomiting, clotting, infertility the works! November before last I was given a scan and they found nothing and that my ovaries should be in good order. This surprised me in one respect as I often get a discharge of acrid water which soaks my underwear and saturates a tampon. Worst thing about this is that is doesn't only happen during periods but sometimes in between which makes me want to stay away from my partner to be honest because it's not exactly the nicest thing in the world. Conversely I wasn't too surprised as I think I have endometriosis which I know won't show up on a scan.
My mother had a hysterectomy at 40 and I have the same symptoms as she did. I am most concerned about this as her womb was fused to her bowel and the surgeon told her that it was a miracle that she had one child let alone 2. To put this into context, she had my brother at 21 and me at 28, I am 34 and have no children. After years of trying to get help, I kind of accept now that I probably never will. What kind of annoyed me though is that when I spoke to the gp he said "when you go to the gynaecologist, don't be surprised if they don't want to mess with you too much because you would like children and any sort of operation on your womb can damage your chances." I told him "well, I accept that I probably can't. I'm 34, I've been married, I've never been pregnant despite trying. I can live without children but I can't live with this."
Any way my question is what should I expect? I asked to go to somebody who specialises in endometriosis but he told me that it would be a general gynaecologist - he showed me the computer and that really was his only relevant option on the NHS- I wonder if I should have gone to mr Mann privately now (don't berate me, I'm not asking for comments on this, I have the insurance through work and it's my choice). I asked to go to Birmingham women's hospital as I know it is an endometriosis centre. Could anyone tell me what will happen? When I go on Monday?