I've posted several times on here about suffering with extreme endo symptoms since age 11 (when i first started my period). I've had all the tests done, a D&C, colonoscopy, and even a lap about 2 years ago. The past doctors i've seen were absolute crap and didn't take it seriously. I'm 18 now and at the time was very young. But, i just met w a specialist at a children's hospital bout a month ago and she was amazing. she believed me and told me to erase everything in the past. she scheduled my surgery and offered to place an IUD. i had the surgery less than a week ago and they finally found endo HIDDEN under my organs. it was on my bladder and colon. i started crying my eyes out when i was told the news. i was so RELIEVED!! i felt like writing this post because i went undiagnosed SO many years and literally was told nothing was wrong with me. my last surgeon did my lap and took about 4 pictures and did surgery in 15 minutes. my new amazing specialist took an hour and a half and took 18 pictures. although they were not able to remove some of it due to damaging things, she is putting me on lupron to put me through menopause. but seriously, if you even have the SLIGHTEST symptom of endometriosis, GO AND GET SURGERY OR EVEN MORE. chronic pain is not normal!!!!!!! surgery sucks but now i finally have a plan for my life and so should everyone else. please feel free to message me if you have questions, i would love to help.