Hi I'm new to this 😬
I am very nervous about my upcoming laparoscopy.
My story seems to have gone on forever and although I've not been diagnosed every symptom I have seems to point towards endometriosis.
Ever since I started my periods age 14 they were heavy and painful, at the age of 16 I had a laparoscopic operation for a different medical reason but they found scaring/adhesions inside around my bowel which they repaired and I now suspect was endo?? (They never actually said what it was)
I've had 2 children one at age 22 and one at age 28 and after each child my symptoms got worst, I've been told it's IBS amongst other things.
I am now 35 and the pain I get is awful, burning and stabbing pain mainly in my right side and down my leg and in my back. I've had years of pain during and after sex and bleeding after sex and at random times of the month. I had marina coil fitted 2 years ago now and been put on a pill this year while I wait for the laparoscopy to try ease the symptoms. It's always a short term fix and the symptoms always come back (although the bleeding has stopped for now).
I've been told I may have had a cyst but it's busrt as it doesn't show up on scans (I had 3 scans since 2015 and many before that over the years), and scans don't show up endometriosis.
I love exercise but have had to stop as it caused pain and even walking far hurts.
So finally I'm going to have the diagnostic and possibly treatment for endometriosis next Saturday but I'm so nervous of what they'll actually find 😰 The consultant told me only 50% of women with my symptoms have endometriosis, if it's not endometriosis then what else could it be??
Sorry my post so long 🙄