A bit of background info :-). I’m nearly 32 years old. Always suffered from terrible periods since I was 12 years old. They seemed to ease when I had my child 15 years ago, but then the pain came back with avengence a few months after giving birth. I’ve been back and forth to gynaecology. A couple of years I was referred urgently to gynaecology as I was bleeding between periods. I had a scan which was clear and was basically told to consider contraception. I told him I don’t want to as I want another child and I was told there’s nothing else that can be done apart from pain relief and meds to reduce my blood loss.
This year I went back to my GP who referred me again to gynaecology. I saw the consultant in July who dismissed my endometriosis query and stated that he would not consider putting me on the list for a laparoscopy as my cycles are every 30 days and I don’t continue to bleed between periods. He prescribed me more tablets and sent me on my way.
I’ve had 3 cycles since I was last at gynaecology clinic. All cycles I have excruciating pain , take cocodamol a lot, in fact over use it. This isn’t even helping and I feel like I want to die.
I went back to my GP today who said that the consultant I saw in July wrote on my notes that he had referred me for a scan, however he didn’t!! She had referred me for a scan and once that’s been done she’ll refer me back to gynaecology (hopefully using the choose and book system).
Also I have had 4 lots of IVF cycles with ‘good’ embryos and none have worked . My son was a natural pregnancy. So basically over 10 years of unprotected sex, 4 IVF cycles and no baby. Last private IVF consultant said it may be a womb factor, in that my womb isn’t a good host to the embryos?
What do you think my next step should be? I feel I need a laparoscopy but NHS are reluctant