I am new and am looking for any advice. I have been told that I may have endometriosis but I don't seem to fit all the symptoms. A laparoscopy is being done this weekend to see. Sorry this is long!
I am 35 and have a 17 year old daughter. I have never had heavy periods or any major period pains. I have spent the bulk of my time since pregnancy on the pill. I did try a coil but it was a disaster.
In July I stopped the pill (Yasmin) as I was having hot flushes and night sweats and my GP wanted to test for menopause. I had four blood tests done and the first three showed wildly fluctating oestrogen and FSH; when one was OK the other was post menopasual and vice versa. The last set done in December were normal. My GP also did a CA125 in December and that showed no problems.
In November I was struck by incredible pain in y left abdomen, burning, cramping, twisitng. After 4 days and being told period pains/ gastroenteritis I was sent to the GP unit at the hospital who told me it was a burst ovarian cyst, pain would subside and I would be called for a scan and a follow up appointment. I had the scan but no follow up and in December I had a recurrence of the pain (week after period) and collapsed so was taken to A&E. My scan showed fluid in my pelvis which concerned the initial Dr who gave me morphine for the pain and called another Dr. He sent me for an X-ray and to a ward, he was somewaht concerned about the fluid. There a third Dr said if I could produce a negative pregnancy test I could go home as they didn't know what was wrong, he really couldn't care less about anything. I got told I should chase for a consultant appointment myself. I sepnt much of November and December in pain. some days fine, others blinding pain, most days some dragging and a feeling of fullness.
I saw my GP whilst waiting to see the consultant and the discharge from December said burst ovarian cyst. I then saw the consultant at the end of December. He said he did "belly ache" not "womens issues". He could do a laparoscopy but wouldn't know what to look for so he referred me to gynae and told me to go back on the pill in case it was hormone related. In fairness although I have continued to have pain on the pill it has been far less severe.
Saw a Gynae at the start of this month and after going through everything she said she felt I am likely to have endo and the fluid in my pelvis was likely to be retrograde bleeding (ick). I was booked for an April 24th lap to have a look and possible laser endo and suck out any fluid. Then last week they called and said I could go in this weeked as there was a new list open so I grabbed the chance.
Does this really sound like endo? I always thought heavy periods were the big thing with it and mine are maybe 4 days on the pill and were less when off it. My flow was really light as well. I am a complete novice at gynae probs.