Hi everyone, hoping for advice and support 💗🙏
I’ve recently been diagnosed with stage 4 endo after going to a private gynaecologist and had my laparoscopy a few weeks ago.
I’ve suffered with horrific periods since my very first one nearly 15 years ago. I go to see the GP every so often maybe each year about period issues (horrific pain etc) and they have never helped me or believed me. I started developing new symptoms of an ovarian cyst a while back it was awful pain for 2 weeks. A new GP gave me a gynae referral but the wait for the app was 6months that’s before any wait for scans or surgery. This prompted me to go private.
I was diagnosed with stage 4 endo after a verbal consultation. I then had a vaginal ultrasound which revealed an endometrioma cyst. A few weeks later I had my laparoscopy done which confirmed the diagnosis. I’m amazed how quickly this has all happened, something I’ve basically been waiting my whole adult life for. I’m relived to be believed! But my mental health is struggling with it all.
Has anyone else paid to go private for surgery? How did you find it? I’m so glad I got sorted but there’s basically no aftercare which is disappointing. I’m hoping to go back to my GP soon and explain what’s happened so I can get referred to a gynaecologist in the NHS for support/monitoring. I guess to be on the radar so I don’t have to pay for anymore private care. Really interested to hear if anyone else has gone down this route.
Lots of love and well wishes to you all 🙏💗⭐️