I am yet to be officially diagnosed. Had constant left sided pelvic pain and constant back ache, had an ultra sound scan that found a 6cm cyst on my ovary. Was sent for MRI about 4 wks later that showed it had gone. Did have a really heavy & painful period before the scan so maybe it went. Although was told it couldn't go by itself. As still in pain on and off was referred to gynae they did nothing for 3mnths as I seem to settle down. However heavy irregular periods and pain on and off they are now going to perform an internal ultra sound scan next week. They also want to fit a merina coil, but I don't want that until I have a firm diagnosis and have been told my options. In the last week my pain has returned again left side, extreme backache and pain on orgasum. Can't lay on that side and after sitting even for a sort while I struggle to get walking due to pain in my pelvic/hip area.
Can anyone please tell me will they be able diagnose endo from my internal scan, or from my MRI? Do my symptoms sound like endo or just a cyst. I am 44 and have always had painful periods that can be heavy but this pain that started Oct last yr is not like anything I've experience before. I struggle with my weight and my son gets married in a few wks so not wanting the coil yet if at all. Can anyone advise my on possible alternatives medication wise that I could ask for. Would like to think I could just have my ovary removed &that would be it. However I'm realistic & know I am very lucky reading some of your stories. Grateful for any advice anyone can give.