I have been suffering for three years with abdominal pain and bleeding and have now seen a gynaecologist who recommended a laparoscopy. It got to near the time of the procedure, however, and having read the information I cancelled. My main reason for doing this is that I have other health conditions and because of this I am terrified of the general anaesthetic. At the same time, I am so frightened by my symptoms and the thought they might be cancer.
I know that, for me, being reassured about the safety of the procedure is not going to help. I have read about a minilaparoscopy that can be done under local anaesthetic. But despite trying really hard I cannot find any UK surgeons offering this. I am wondering if anyone here has any information that might help me?