Hi everyone! My names Hollie, i'm 18 and have just been diagnosed with endometriosis after a laparoscopy on Wednesday the 22nd on November and have just found this page! I had been suffering from awful pain during sex for years now, especially around the time my period was due but nothing showed up on any scans whatsoever. I was also unable to wear tampons due to this pain. The doctors always told me that nothing was wrong and sent me home because they couldn't find anything wrong with me. I knew something was definitely wrong and persisted in finding out what it was. It wasn't until a few months ago that a new doctor brought up the possibility of endometriosis for the first time, I was scared after finding out the possible consequences of endometriosis and the whole process has been very emotional. I had never heard of it before and am still new and fairly uneducated on the topic, but after the operation feel very relieved that i know what was causing the pain and that it has been treated for now. I really wanted to talk about my experience to hopefully help others in the dark that are going through similar problems and to involve myself in the community. I would hate for other people to be suffering after being told nothing was wrong when in reality there is but scans just don't show it. Additionally i am concerned that it might come back and would really love to know if anyone else has been through a similar experience and how you have coped; if it has come back and how you're doing. Thank you!