First time posting...I'm 24 and am waiting on a date for a laparoscopy after what feels like years of going to my GP with intense cramps etc. I'm on cerazette which for a long time helped me manage my crazy periods but in the last year or so it has just stopped working for me, and painkillers don't work unless I take them like tictacs.
After being referred to a gyno by my GP, and having smears/scans/all that, my gyno says he believes I have endometriosis but can only confirm after surgery. So now I'm waiting for a date, meanwhile I'm in a lot of pain today (stuck in bed) and feeling down.
Anyway, my question, stupid as it is - I have a navel ring and I want to know if I need to get it removed before surgery? Pretty niche I know but does anyone have any experience with this?
Also if anyone has any general advice on what to expect particularly after surgery it would be much appreciated. I'm sorry for being so dramatic but this whole experience has really gotten me down, I don't know anyone who is familiar with endometriosis and I feel like my friends/fam just think I can't handle a regular period.
Thanks everyone, sorry for the long post xx