Hi, this is my first post and would be so grateful for any advice! sorry in advance for the length of the post...
So I'll start at the beginning... since I first got my period at 11/12 I have had heavy and very painful periods. There was no regular pattern and 9/10 I would bleed for weeks on end, the longest being 2 months! This was so draining and would be relentless, the bleeding would be so heavy it would often soak through my clothes and cause me to feel dizzy and sick. The pains that came along side the bleeding were just as bad! My stomach would swell and I would be doubled over in pain. In between these heavy periods I would still have bleeding in between.
I then began trying contraception(doctors advice) to help, started off with the pill, onto the depot Injection and then the most recent was the implant. For the past 7 months I haven't been on any contraception because I felt none made any difference and the side effects on top of my symptoms was a nightmare!
Within the past 3 months I have been to A&E 3 times due to extreme sharp pains on my right side along with a long list of other symptoms. They ruled out appendicitis and done countless blood tests and then finally referred me to gynaecology.
At my appointment I have a pelvic exam and internal scan which were both very painful!! However my doctor was useless, she basically told me the scan showed my ovary was enlarged and I was inflamed but didn't suggest anything was wrong. She told me "some girls just suffer with their periods" and told me birth control was my only option and if that didn't work I would need my womb scraped away.
Any advice on experiences with gynaecology and what my next step should be would be so helpful!thanks x