Hi I just wanted to share my story of my suspected endometriosis ( I’m still in the early stages of figuring it all out ) and I’d appreciate any opinions or advice.
I’m 19 years old and first started my period when I was 12. My periods were always normal, but slightly heavier and more painful than most of my friends.
I’ve been on combined contraceptive pills for years and they have worked perfectly, I’ve had regular, light periods with no pain.
For the past 6 months, at least once a month, ranging from 3-6 week intervals, I get 3 days of really bad pain that follows the same pattern. It starts with abdominal and back ache which feels like constant pressure and then moves down to my pelvic area where it’s extremely painful to move, cough etc.
Other than these 3 days per month I have no pain what so ever, and the pain does not seem to tie in with my periods at all.
I’ve also had irregular bleeding and spotting (but I have been switching between pills).
Thanks to my parents I’ve gone private to see a gynaecologist who suspects endometriosis and has offered me a laparoscopy to find out- however this has been cancelled for now due to Coronavirus.
I know my symptoms don’t seem as bad as a lot of other people but I am really scared.
I’ve searched for hours and hours online about endometriosis and have become really depressed and worried. All I seem to read is ‘fertility problems’, ‘constant pain’, ‘incurable’ which i am struggling to deal with, with only being just turned 19.
I’m just hoping to hear any opinions or advice (preferably positive please to help put my mind at ease 😂) whether this sounds like endometriosis, any info on laparoscopies or any more positive stories.
Thank you xx