I hope you are all well.
So I had my laparoscopy done yesterday. I am 27 and have been experiencing a range of symptoms for the past 20 months: pain during sex, heavy periods, stabbing pelvic pains frequently, IBS like symptoms, lower back pain, shooting leg pain and chronic fatigue. My gp (male) told me it was all in head and it wasn’t until I saw a female gp that I was finally referred to a gyne after a year.
I’ve had 2 ultrasounds and they were clear. The bloods my gp had done showed high iron levels. But they all suspected endo.
Yesterday I woke up from my lap in lots of pain and still out of it when the gyne came to speak to me about the procedure. He was a lovely man and seemed sympathetic but stated they found nothing, he showed me several pictures and that everything was clear. I started crying so the conversation was cut a bit short. I wasn’t in any state to ask questions. He had told me before the lap that if nothing was found I would be referred back to my gp (can’t wait!) and referred to someone to manage pelvic pain?
I am feeling so hopeless and disheartened. It took so much fighting and pushing to get my gp to listen to me in the first place and now for nothing to be found is just so frustrating. I regularly have to take breaks or leave work early due to pelvic pains and fatigue. It’s having such an impact on my life and now I’m in pain from the lap and yet still have no answers.
What do I do now? I’ve read a few posts of people in similar situations and wondering what people did when this happened to them? I’m not sure I can afford to go to a private endo clinic or that my gp would refer me following the negative lap. Any advice would be really appreciated. My family are trying their best to support me but they just don’t understand why I’m so upset that nothing was found.