I'm completely torn about getting a laparoscopy after seeing a gynaecologist for the first time yesterday. My GP has been so lovely and supportive, adamant that there is an underlying problem (potentially endo) and we will get to the bottom of it.
I had an ultrasound which showed cysts on both ovaries and fluid possibly from a ruptured cyst in my pouch of douglas. However the gynae told me there was a 50% chance it is endo and we can try to treat the symptoms by getting the hormonal coil. Has this helped for anyone else? He seemed reluctant to put me forward for a laparoscopy but I have been put on a waiting list.
I know surgery has its risks but I've suffered with many of these symptoms for over 10 years now (I'm 26 and have had heavy painful periods since the age of 15 with other symptoms developing over time). I am currently feeling like the surgery is needed because for my peace of mind I need to know if I have endo or not, but the prospect of having surgery unnecessarily has me torn. Any advice would be appreciated.