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Second diagnostic lap tomorrow...anxious as hell

Hello everybody,

Just a little post to kind of rant with myself! I have my second diagnostic lap tomorrow (Monday) and I am super anxious!

I'm not scared of the op itself but mostly of the outcome and whether or not I'm going to have some answers after years of pain. I had a lap back in December last year under general gynae but they did the bare minimum and fobbed me off diagnosing me with constipation, however my cycle related pain and symptoms never stopped and in fact kept getting worse so I found an endo specialist who agreed that I needed a much more thorough diagnostic lap. I'm just scared that he will tell me nothing is wrong with me and it's all in my head like they did at my first lap!

Anybody else went through the same?

TIA! Xx

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I'm going through the same right now. My first lap next week, and since I got a date I swear my symptoms have disappeared! I'm now super paranoid that I have fought for the lap the last 6 years and its nothing... I've convinced myself they are going to say it's nothing and I won't have any answers...

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Omg I'm the same, this week my symptoms have somehow eased up, I'm supposed to be on my period too but no sign of it (and there is no chance that I am pregnant). It makes me feel I am a fraud and don't need the lap! Xx

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I don't know whether the weight that had been lifted now I'm going to get the surgery has helped reduce stress and therefore my symptoms! Or whether or not I'm so convinced now that I could be wrong that I've cured my own symptoms with worry!! Haha

I think I just worry that I've got through all this and I will still have no answer :(

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Yes that's exactly how I feel, I just feel I'm making everybody waste their time going for that second lap..! Fingers crossed we both get answers though! When is your surgery?

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Week tomorrow!! Eeekkk...

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good luck!! i'm currently recovering from mine which was on Monday, no endo found but pelvic adhesions on my bowel! I hope all goes well for you next week! xx

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I don't know whether you have seen my most recent post but my op has been cancelled. Devastated. Currently trying to get it rescheduled!

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Omg! I'm so sorry to hear that! A lady who was waiting with me for her lap on Monday got hers cancelled just after I was walked down to theatre (we weren't with the same surgeon), I couldn't believe it! I hope you get a new date soon!!! Xx

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I really feel for ya! I had my first lap with a regular gynae and no endo found and I was sent straight home with no follow up appointment. Even though I was told my ovary was stuck in the wrong place. I got told endometriosis can cause it to stick but because they didn't find any they don't know. I found myself crying the whole way home because I still had no answers.

My symptoms are no better if anything I'm getting worse again.

I was thinking about going private and getting an endo specialist to do a 2nd lap on me. But I'm just panicking the same thing is gonna happen all over again. :(

Really hope you get answers from you're next one! It's horrible knowing other ladies are going through the same thing. :( xx

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Thank you! I went to see an endo specialist privately who also works on the NHS so I am getting my second lap today with him on the NHS! I'm so nervous about still not having any answers! I just want it to be over! Xx

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Good luck! I hope you do! Maybe I'll be brave enough to do that. That's interesting as I never thought about going with one that's also on the NHS. As my wary for going private was the cost. Xx

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