I am new here and I have multiple symptoms of endometriosis: painful periods, pain after sex and internal examinations, uti style symptoms (with no uti), and a lot of random pain mid cycle. I am on the contraceptive pill and so my periods are not heavy, but before the pill they were. I went to the GP multiple times and since moving to London the appointments have taken my symptoms more seriously. I had an internal examination and internal ultrasound which came back fine. I was then referred to a gynaecologist and have just got back from the appointment although it was very disappointing. I listed and described all my symptoms and then had another internal examination which caused a lot of pain. The gynae then said that i am to run three pill packs together and come back for another appointment in 4/5 months and if the pain has not stopped I will have a laparoscopy. But he also said I did not have the symptoms of endometriosis as I have pain in between my periods. I said to him I thought I did because of all my other symptoms but he still wanted me to wait.
I was wondering if anyone else has been in a similar situation and what advice I could get on pushing for a diagnosis? I am 20 years old and I have read the younger you are the less seriously they take it. I just don't understand why he said I don't have the symptoms when I clearly do.