i have been suffering from endometriosis since age of 20 but never was fully diagnosed till i was 23 as doctors kept fobbing me off saying its just me i have painful periods etc. it wasn't until i changed to a female doctor who suggested i see a Gynae. i had my 1st Lap at 23 and due to the fact it took so long to diagnose i have severe endo with pouch of douglas and they couldn't laser any of it off. I was put on the pill for 6 months but bled everyday throughout to which i went back to my Gynae and he suggested Mirena coil. From end of 2013 to Aug 2016 i was fine till i started bleeding for weeks and pains. I decided to go back to GP and put me forward to Hysteroscopy (May 2017!) which i found the doctor was useless as she said 'aah it all looks good' even though she said her camera for the procedure wasn't so clear!
Now in Jan this year i bled again for almost a month with severe pains, i went private and had my appointment yesterday they have done a proper check with internal ultrasound and was told my ovaries are attached to my uterus this was not told when i had my follow up previously. i have been booked for my 2nd Laparoscopy in 2 weeks time to see if he can release my ovaries and maybe laser some endo off.
when i was 1st diagnosed i didn't understand much and emotions were high i was classed as depressed and put on anti-depressants. I missed the fact of having periods and still till today i don't feel like a woman not having regular periods.
My only thought is will i be able to have children as becoming a mum and having a baby of my own is all i dream of.