I'm a 21-year-old University student in the UK, and I'm currently in the process of getting my symptoms assessed by a GP, but it's going really slowly and I'm getting myself worked up by obsessively searching the internet for advice, so I thought I would turn to a support group such as this.
For the last few years, I've been aware of having short periods of fairly severe pain in the left side of my pelvis and painful bowel movements, where I appeared to be showing signs of constipation despite the fact that my excrement was as soft as it should be. My GP suggested changing my diet to include more fibre and prescribed me with fibre-enhanced vitamins for three appointments in a row over the course of a year, neither of which made any difference to any of my symptoms. I've also had fairly painful periods for as long as I remember, however they've never really affected me for longer than about half an hour at a time up until recently.
Over the last two months, I have been experiencing some severe pelvic pain, bloating, nausea, abdominal and lower back pain and major fatigue which has left me bed-bound for days at a time and incredibly moody, to which I must congratulate my boyfriend for putting up with me with nothing but patience. I've also had much heavier periods, where I've been bleeding for longer and more irregularly for the last few months, and there have been a few weird lumps coming out around the same time and what looks like blood both when I pee and when I poop during my period. About half the time, I'm also having pain during intercourse, which is giving me doubts about whether I can keep my boyfriend completely happy for much longer.
All in all, it's been a couple of rough months and through all of my internet-searching, I have appeared to convince myself that there's something really wrong with me. I've had an ultrasound but it came back clear, and seeing as I'm starting to have doubts about my relationship and my fertility because of this recurring pain, I'm really looking for someone to help validate my suspicions or offer a different direction so I can stop driving myself into an unwanted, obsessive isolation.
Thanks very much in advance everyone,