While I was in A&E (for pain relating to a newly inserted coil) I had to get a speculum exam for the first time. I'm a virgin so nothing's been up there before. I did have a D&C and hysteroscopy with the coil inserted while I was under so I was none the wiser.
When the doctor told me to relax, I knew I had to relax the muscles to make it less uncomfortable. I wasn't nervous, probably a bit too relaxed because when she inserted it pain shot through my vagina and through my abdomen. A burning feeling was there too. I was shocked at first but thought it was normal and tried to relax agin but the pain just kept getting worse and I had to tell her to stop. The pain around that area was still raw even 1 hour after it.
So two weeks later I'm back in A&E with worse pain than before and again this doctor wanted to do a speculum test too. So I told her what happened the last time and so she used the smallest one. Again same thing happened, I was sweating all over from the pain and had to tell her to stop. I can't even stay long enough for them to check anything.
I've to go for a transvaginal ultrasound soon and I'm terrified it will happen again. Is this normal? Am I over reacting?
I have not been diagnosed with endometriosis but I seem to have all the symptoms. The transvaginal ultrasound is the next step towards a laparoscopy to finally see what's going on but I'm terrified of going ahead with it.
Is there anything I can ask for? Or can they do something else? I don't think I can sit through it.