I’m new to this site and already feel so grateful to have found such a positive community. I have been suffering with what I believe to be endometriosis for close to 10 years now. Having started my period aged 12 and missing school every month, I thought that such painful periods were normal. In recent years I’ve been trying different contraceptions and pain relief to get my symptoms under control.
It’s safe to say this hasn’t worked. I can currently manage my pain (by which I mean, be bed bound for a day a month, severe pain for a week prior but managing not to go into A&E) and I’m unsure whether to push for a laparoscopy? My doctors so far haven’t been very helpful, and have brushed off my suggestion that my suffering is due to endo. From reading other people’s experiences, I know it can be nothing else. So far I’ve had an ultrasound which found no cysts. Do any of you think it’s worth pushing for a laparoscopy? I’m only reluctant because I’m nervous about surgery and am unsure if I should put it off until it’s absolutely necessary? Does the pain really ease after having the endo removed?
I should say, I’m 23 and will want children in the not so distant future. Sorry for the long post and thank you for reading. 😊