I’ve just been given a diagnosis of mild endometriosis after a laparoscopy but haven’t really been told anything else. I have an appointment with my gynaecologist next week and was just wondering if anyone has any advice for important questions I should ask or general advice on dealing with the diagnosis. Although my endometriosis is only mild, I experience pain during sex (to the point I avoid it) along with bleeding. I also get severely painful period cramps.
I was planning to ask about pain management but looking on the internet it just seems to be ibuprofen suggested? I’m already on the implant and that doesn’t overly help anything (although the dr thinks it may have slowed any progression). I was also planning to ask where the endometriosis was found as I’ve read the location can determine whether things like fertility are affected. Is there anything else that I should ask?
Also, if anyone has any advice, I’m a bit worried about the pain during sex as I’m worried this will affect future relationships.