Quick background info: I’ve been under investigations with a gastroenterologist for over a year now. Had a MRI scan, colonoscopy, blood tests, stool tests all resulting in nothing. They suspect IBS. I suspect it’s something more - maybe bowel endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms, all of which are worse during my periods. I’m in a lot of pain daily. Shooting pain in the pelvic region, shooting pain up into my bum when trying to have a BM sometimes. I even recently wiped away bloody mucus from my bum when I thought I needed to go for a BM (sorry if too much info).
So now I have a gynaecology appointment on 1st October. I am really scared. I was supposed to have a transvaginal ultrasound over 2 years ago (my sister has PCOS and we have family history of infertility, so I was getting checked for PCOS) and I never received an appointment for it, so I just gave up because I was scared anyway. I get a lot of pain during sex and I can’t tolerate tampons at all. I sometimes get near fainting episodes when trying to use tampons from the pain it causes me. I’m honestly terrified of the consultant doing a vaginal examination or a transvaginal ultrasound. I don’t think I’ll be able to tolerate the pain...
Have any of you had similar experience? Is it common to have a transvaginal ultrasound in relation to endometriosis? Is a diagnostic laparoscopy a last resort after exhausting all options? Did you have a transvaginal ultrasound - what was it like, was it painful, how did you prepare for it? I’m so tired of the pain.