I was diagnosed with Endo maybe 6 years ago when I had a lap to remove both my tubes and cysts on my ovaries prior to starting ivf.
I haven't had any success with ivf, using my own or DE.
Every month I get quite severe, debilitating pain in my left flank (lower back) that keeps causing me to feel faint, faint, sickness, shaking, bedrest etc.
At these points I can take between 3x 50mg of tramadol a day or 4x 50mg of Tramadol and a 100mg of slow release Tramadol before I try and get to bed when the pain reaches it's worst. I only get this pain a week before my period (which lasts upto 3-4 days) and then for the first 2-3 days of my period. Maybe a week of severe pain every month which makes me think it may be the Endo.
I've told my old GP, locum, Ivf clinic and even the hospital who refused to do an MRI scan or anything more except an ultrasound which was inconclusive. The hospital just told me "the good news is, if you get pregnant you won't get this pain". That was 6 years ago.
Does anyone know where I can pay for a private MRI scan that would tell me exactly what it is?
Would Endometriosis affecting my kidney even show on an MRI or scan, or would I have to have a lap to diagnose this?
I am hoping to start IVF again in November. Am currently on Levothyroxine for Thyroid Function. I just want to be well enough for it to work and be successful.
Many thanks xx