I'll try to keep this brief - in December 2011, after a keyhole procedure to remove a benign ovarian cyst, I was told that I also had endo and it had been cleared away. I was told it would probably come back, but not given a timescale or any suggestion on what to do if it did! Before my op, I had not known that I had this condition - I was very accepting that the pains I had were just normal and related to menstruation, so didn't question them. Now that I know I had it though, I am pretty much convinced that it has now come back.
Having read some information on this site, I am dubious of whether my GP can help me. I am currently obese and also taking medication for high blood pressure and raised heart rate, so I don't think I will be allowed to take any hormone-related medication, definitely not the contraceptive pill anyway. I don't know anything about the ones that mimic the menopause, but although I am not planning to have children, I don't particularly fancy going through the symptoms of the menopause any time soon.
I am keen to hear from anyone who is in a similar situation to myself regarding whether I should bother raising the matter with my GP.... it is not particularly easy for me to get to the surgery, so I don't want to waste my time.
Thanks in advance.