Hi, I am in so much pain! Bed ridden for the last two days! Pain down my side, right ovary and lower back. I’ve struggled with painful sex, urine infections and a tender pelvis for years! No doctor has ever tested for endometriosis but I’ve convinced myself that I’ve got it. I’ve been currently prescribed codine for the pain and I’m resting in bed but I’m not sure if I need emergency treatment. We are waiting for a urine sample to come back (taken by out of your doctor yesterday) but I’m in such a lot of pain!
Advice please : Hi, I am in so much pain... - Endometriosis UK
Firstly no endometriosis is not considered an emergency. It’s kind of a sit and wait kind of disease. I went to A&E before I was diagnosed... did all the tests but of course nothing showed up and generally endo can only be seen via Laparoscopy. Unless of course you have ovarian cysts which they can see with ultrasounds. I was on painkillers for a good six months and had two operations during this time to diagnose and remove the endometriosis.
If you feel something really isn’t right then go to A&E.. but just a word of warning the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis is a long one sadly and we are expected to be in pain. However awful that sounds it’s the harsh truth for millions of women. I’ve been bedridden for most of the year... but like I say just do what you feel is right and if that’s going to A&E then so be it 😘
Big big hugs
I know exactly how you’re feeling. This has been the worst year of my life so far... trying to get an answer for the pain then subsequent treatment.
Please send me a private message if you need specific help/advice. I’ve become a bit of an endo pro this year so am well equipped with answers 😘