This is my first post, just looking for some advice/experiences.
I was recently diagnosed with PCOS, after some reading I realised this wasn’t causing the pain I have been getting for years so went back to my GP. She referred me to gynaecology straight away agreeing there was a strong possibility of endo.
I attended the gynaecology appt in December. He briefly asked my symptoms, when I was planning on having kids (not until late 2019) and what I do for pain management. I had an ultrasound which again confirmed the PCOS. He then said he was “confident enough” to diagnose endometriosis. He said to try pregnancy and to continue with pain management through my GP.
Is this typical for a diagnosis? I left in a bit of a daze and didn’t really ask any questions. We aren’t planning on trying to have a baby until the end of this year and contraceptives never really agree with me so I am reluctant to take them but from what I’ve read hormone treatment is really the only way to mask symptoms.
Should I be pushing for a lap or should I just be happy to have been diagnosed without it? I’m also a bit concerned that if I do have endometriosis I don’t know where it’s growing and if it will impact my chances of conceiving at the end of the year.
I’ll be going for a follow up with my GP but just wondered if anyone had any similar experiences?