I hope you don't mind this post but I've been concerned recently that I may have endometriosis. I'm 40 and have two children. Is it possible to be diagnosed or get symptoms this late in life ?
My symptoms of pain on my lower right side started up roughly about 5 years ago. Pains were so strong I was in A&E but a cause was never found because I wouldn't let them do a CT scan. I had an ultra sound scan then, but nothing seen. Also they wanted to do a endoscopy in my bowel. I didn't have that done either, through fear.
I struggled on thinking it was IBS until I got pregnant in 2015. (Planned) the pain seemed to disappear during and after pregnancy. About a year ago it started again. I usually got bowel symptoms with it. Now I just get constipation with it.
My pains are in my appendix area, very deep and as painful as early labour pain but this seems to happen around ovulation and during my period. The rest of the time there's a constant ache as if something is there all day and night, slightly tugging away.
I have made an appointment with my GP for next week but what should I make sure they look for ? How can I make sure they check me for endometriosis? I've read Drs can mess about and my GP always find me off.
One more thing is I have migraine every month, and regular headaches along with daily tiredness, which I was put on vitamin D for.
Any helpful advice gratefully received.