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Found nothing in Lap.. Completely devestated! 😥

Had my lap today and about to be discharged. It was a diagnostic one to hopefully treat what's causing my chronic pelvic pain. And they found nothing 😥 I'm so upset right now I've been through all this for nothing. Back to square one and I've been discharged to my GP too. No explanation from anyone had to ask the discharge nurse. Why don't they tell you anything?!After surgery you'd at least expect someone to explain what they did to you. So yeah very emotional

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hi jess. im really sorry uv not had the answers u were hoping for. i completely understand your frustration as i was in the same boat with my first lap. im sure u are feeling upset and confused. dont worry its completely normal under the circumstances. if u are still at the hospital i would say u are not happy with no follow up as your doctor hasnt even come to speak to you to discuss things. if u have left you could send your consultants secretary an email asking for a follow up appointment as your symptoms will still need further investigation. take a look at my previous posts if u need any advice. more importantly, just because they havent removed anything doesnt mean your recovery will be instant! make sure you rest as much as possible to get yourself better x

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Thank you so much for your response. I feel ridiculous and so emotional but I really appreciate your advice. I'm a bit spaced out at the moment lol so I'll re read this In a few days xx

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Hi Jess, I'm in the same boat, I had my surgery last year and although they found adhesions they said they had found no endo, although its great news if you don't have it, it doesn't give you any answers and makes you feel rubbish. I would chase it up with your gyne/GP for findings. Fingers crossed you get answers you need soon! x

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Please don’t lose hope, I’ve been there and I can remember everyone saying how happy I should feel when I actually felt like it was the end of the world. I’ve had other laparoscopies where I did have endometriosis but one where they found nothing. I spoke to a consultant at an endometriosis meeting recently and she said that endometriosis is so difficult to diagnose and spot as it can appear so differently in different people and so if your consultant doesn’t have a wealth of experience, they can easily miss it. I researched consultants looking for someone with lots of experience and a specialist in endometriosis and got my gp to refer me to him and that’s when I started getting proper answers. You also could have adenoymosis which has symptom symptoms - might be worth looking into this too xxx

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