I've always suffered from long heavy painful periods ever since I was about 13 - to the point I wear tampons and night pads and still have to change both within the hour otherwise I'll flood. I've tried the contraceptive pill, injection and patch and none have made a blind bit of difference - I was told this was normal and likely to be just one of those things. It wasn't until I was 17 that I started to suffer with diarrhoea on an at least weekly basis. I've been told for years it was ibs despite having no specific intolerances and no obvious pattern other than when I have my period and Including the week before and after. For about 3 weeks I'll have intense period pain specifically on my right ovary and it even swells like a golf ball and along with the heavy bleeding I'll have diarrhoea. The pain has me doubled over and I've been known to pass out as it can be that intense. My gynae has booked me in for a laparoscopy and on internal examination she noticed how tender my right side of me is,however she said my cervix looks healthy. However she has told me not to get my hopes up as she said it's probably ibs and I have a strong pelvic floor - her explanation to the extreme discomfort of intercourse.
Im now 23, fed up and not feeling like I'm able to plan or live my life without this constantly getting in the way. I'm hoping someone has similar symptoms to me and can help with what their outcome from their laparoscopy was. Endometriosis or IBS?!