hi, i've recently been to see a general gynaecologist after being referred there. All the doctors i have seen over the past year have said my symptoms sound like endometriosis (really painful periods, heavy irregular bleeding, back and thigh pain, bowel and bladder problems etc) and have a higher chance of it since it runs in the family.
however i went to the gynaecologist and she basically dismissed everything i said, and told me because of my age (i'm 19) i probably don't have it. i told her all my symptoms but for some reason she only took notice of the bowel thing, saying that all my pain was due to constipation and so gave me laxatives to help... (even though that is not much of an issue anyway), her reason for this was that as women it's easy to blame our uteruses so it could just be bowels - but how does constipation explain the agonising periods and heavy bleeding. she also put me back on the combined pill which i told her had made me ill in the past and said if it is endo then it will go away if i took the pill for 6 months, and gave me mefenamic acid which i also have a past experience with bad side effects with them.
now after months of getting this appointment she has discharged me, telling me that the laxatives and pill will solve everything so theres no need to go back to see her just to tell her its working...
was wondering if it would just be easier going private or getting an NHS referral to a private specialist since i would not be able to afford private costs, is this easy to do or will a gp not likely give me a referral to a specialist due to the costs?
thank you xx