I have endo which is kept under control by the pill. A close friend has all the same symptoms and has been hospitalised twice the last four months - on morphine for the pain. She has had scans which show a cyst on her ovary. The only times in the last four months when she has been pain free are when she was briefly pregnant (sadly she suffered an early miscarriage). The consultant says she has an infection and is treating with anti-biotics. She won't sanction a laparoscopy - just more scans - which bearing in mind that she has only just mis-carried - don't show anything up. Over the last number of years the only times she has been pain-free have been when she was using the pill/hormone contraception. I visited the consultant with her some years ago who wouldn't investigate further as she was symptom free due to being on the pill. He said she would have to come off the pill and let the symptoms recur before he would put her forward for a lap - obviously this could take months during which time she is losing days from work and life every month. Does anyone have any suggestions to help her or to push things forward?