I am 34 years old and could use some advice.
I have seen a endo-specialist in December and she suggested a to have a lap done for possible endo. 2 months later, I am still not sure if I should do it.
About 3 years ago my problems started. I always had pain during my periods, but not outside. I thought my pain during my periods were heavier, so i received stronger pain-medication from my general doctor. At that point I found out that my pain started already 2 weeks before my period and lasted until the end of my periods (so 3 weeks each month).After my period, the pain would go away.
A gyn. advise to use the pill, but that did not help with the pain. Also a combination of the pill and painkillers did not help.
About a year later I also stared to have bladder issues. A constant pressure on my bladder, like i had to go every 15 min. Later also pain in my bladder, when filling up, feeling like you have to go all the time, but hardly anything comes out.
Going back to a gyn. in another hospital, she suggested it could be endo.
I was advised to use GnRH-injections as a test. After about 6 weeks the pain was gone and a few days later also my bladder issues. Since i wasn't allowed to use it long, i had to switch to Provera. Only after about 1-1,5 weeks my bladder issues came back. Unfortunately I now also have to add incontinence to my list of symptoms.
The gyn. forwarded me to yet another hospital, to see a endo-specialist. And as told before, she mentioned the possibility of a lap.
I am struggling to make a decision. I would like to know what is wrong with me, and the incontinence definitely doesn't make me a happy person.
On the other hand, I am scared if i would do the lap and nothing is found at all.
Does this sound like endo?
It is the only possible diagnose i have received in 3 years.
Thanks in advance.