I am looking for some advice. I've had pain in my lower left stomach for over 1.5 years and I noticed that some months its worse 2 weeks before my period, then fine during my period and then the week after it slowly builds back up again. I get aches and pains over my left hip and down my left leg.
This last month I have hardly felt it at all but the month previous to this was the worst I have ever felt.
I had a gyne referral and discussed options with the Dr yesterday. Basically he said that I don't have 'A Typical' symptoms of endo (which is fine by me, but it would be nice to know what is causing the pain, I have had ultrasound scans and colonoscopy all clear).
He gave me 3 options.
Either take the medication and see what happens
Have a laparoscopy so that he can search for any endo
Look at pain management
Off the back of this he said if we went down the surgical route there is a chance of causing me bowel and bladder problems and there is a risk of death.....this has scared the hell out of me.
He has now given me 3 weeks to decide what I want to do. Basically I don't know what to do. If its not endo why would he bother looking and putting my life at risk. Do I just take the medication and see which will throw off my levothyroxine and make me ill anyway or do I just put up with the pain and never know what is going on.
Why have the laparoscopy if he is just going to treat me with the meds anyway?