Hi all, seeking general advice and guidance as to what I should request/ask at my first hospital appointment on Thursday.
I’ve been referred to gynaecology due to pelvic pain and deep pain during sex. A vaginal US a couple of months ago showed nothing sinister but suspected adhesions due to ovaries not moving as they should. I have had no previous stomach ops, or PID (that I know of) and the increasing pain I’m experiencing makes my GP suspect Endo. A vaginal exam was all fine, swabs were taken which I presume were all normal as there has been no news otherwise.
My pain is getting worst, it’s pretty much constant now and I’m struggling. It’s worst straight after my period ends and continues to escalate all month until it becomes more bearable a day or so after I start my period for a few days then begins again. I’m not sure this is ‘typical’ Endo symptoms.
I’d like to know what to request/expect at my apt. Would an MRI be useful? My GP suggested they’d probably go straight to a LAP but I have a young family who are very reliant on me, and I wouldn’t want the LAP until I was certain the benefits outweigh the risks and that I could be sure of specialist treatment at the same time if it was required (multiple ops would be very difficult to manage), I’m also worried about a LAP creating further adhesions.
Any advice? There is an Endo specialist at my hospital but I believe proof of Endo is needed before I can be referred? Any guidance would be gratefully received. I’m struggling now and feel I need this apt to go well and make progress to keep me going.