I hope you're not in too much pain tonight.
So a bit about me if you don't know already, I had been in pain- painful sex, heavy painful periods, excruciating smear tests etc for years so my gp finally referred me to the hospital. I had a scan & ultrasound and she said i had a fibroid but they didnt affect people til they were 10cm big so she sent me away.
Finally after a year of fighting with the dr that i still wasnt right, how could i be when they hadnt done anything! i was diagnosed with endo, I had a laparoscopy and it was removed with heat.
The pain was still there so I had a colonoscopy (it came back normal)
My doctor said the only other option was a hysterectomy, erm no thank you!!!!
so, after almost a year of trying different options- the coil (OUCH!) different meds, the pill, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, the endo diet etc I was referred to another hospital where I had another laparoscopy. The vile surgeon didn't even bother coming to see me afterwards and left it to a slightly less vile nurse to tell me that there was nothing there and it's probably just IBS and that I could get dressed and go home and carry on as normal, Charming!
So back I went to my GP (also vile) who pretty much said get over it, get on with your life, there's nothing more we can do for you.
So after a year of saving up I have decided to go private.
I have an appointment on Thursday with a gynaecologist as im sure its not ibs. but my question is, what should i say, what tests I should ask to be done? All I really want from her is a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Should I take any notes etc. I don't want to waste time or have to have more appointments because I didn't ask/tell her the right things.
Please help if you can.
Lots of love