I am currently an outpatient in gastroenterology; I have seen a specialist here twice and am awaiting further tests and another follow up appointment in a month or so. They believe I have IBS based on a blood and stool test coming back clear (other than low iron); I have also had an pelvis ultrasound on my ovaries and cervix which came back fine.
After reading stories on forums and researching online, I believe that my symptoms fit well with endometriosis of the bowel or maybe rectovaginal endometriosis (I don't want to self diagnose but you know how it is when you're ill everyday and don't have any answers). I haven't spoken to anyone about this yet as whenever I have mentioned the symptoms related to my periods, they have been dismissed and I get told that it's "probably IBS".
My question is, who do I speak to about my thoughts on this? Is this something I should discuss with the GI specialist when I see her? Or do I go back to my GP to discuss it and go from there? I'm not sure if the GI specialist would tell me to go to my GP anyway or what would happen.
Feeling a bit lost so thanks for reading!