Hi, this is my first post so I'm not sure if I'm doing this right but I'm looking for some advice. A brief background of my condition starts at 17 when I first complained to my gp about suffering painful periods, they put me on the contraceptive pill which dealt with the issue somewhat for a while, however I've not been exempt to heavy bleeding and the pain remains pretty high. I was sent for my first scan at 18, which came back clear, I was assured that nothing was wrong and that this is something common. I was not suggested to take anything or prescribed any medication, instead I continued with the issue believing this was something I had to suffer with as a woman. At the age of 21 or 22 I went back to my gp again complaining about my pains, I was again sent for another scan which turned out to be an internal scan, which once again came back clear. It was only at this point that my doctor discussed with me endometriosis, which I had never heard of before. My doctors led me to believe that my scans would show if I had endometriosis (which I only discovered recently that it does not), she advised me that, when I reached the time when I wanted to have a baby, come back to my doctor if I hadn't conceived within a year. I'm now 24, the pain has reached its height, I suffer server period pains whilst on my period and whilst I'm ovulating, which is pretty much the majority of the month. It makes it impossible to move, I break down in tears most times because I cannot handle the pain, this has become challenging to my everyday life, particularly at work. I've gone to A&E only to be told there's nothing they can do. Within the year I've also developed crippling back pain which I never suffered with before, I read that this is a symptom of endometriosis and will just get worse. No painkillers work, at the beginning they have but after a few doses my body becomes immune. I've tried panamol, panadol, feminax , mefenamic acid (which I was only prescribed a few months ago). I'm horrified at the treatment I've received by doctors, I've been told that some people handle pain better than others and was even advised to changed my university degree (because apparently it wasn't good enough and that was the cause of my pain), I truly feel like I'm not been taken seriously. A few months ago I was referred to a gynocologist after I was again sent for a scan which came back clear (this was with a new gp). They took swabs and gave me a check and sent me off with the mefenamic acid, to see how I would go, they didn't work. Last week I went back to discuss the further plan of action. The gyno told me that I had two options, either have an IUD (coil) inserted or have investigator surgery to see if it is in fact endometriosis. The gyno may as well of told me to get the coil saying how fantastic it was and not giving me a balanced overview. She said that surgery would be pretty much useless as even if I have endometriosis, it would just come back if they removed it. I explained to her that I read it gets worse over time and decreases fertility, to which she said that loads of ladies who have it still have children. I'm 24 years old and have been suffering with this for 7 years with no explanation, I believe I have endometriosis but I'd like to have a solid medical answer. The hospital is really pushing for me to have a coil, which I'm not so open to. I really feel let down by them, I've been given two options and two weeks to consider which route to take, I was hoping someone could give me some advice? I left the appointment feeling very upset and emotional because I'm worried I won't be able to conceive. Sorry for the long message, hoping someone can help.