Hi I'm new here and a little nervous about posting as I haven't really shared my experiences before.
I Have been experiencing painful heavy periods with large clots for years along side having bowel and stomach problems (IBS) gallstones, and ulcers! I was put on different methods of the pill when I was younger but this made things worse for me as I had an array of side effects and they didn't really help so I just put up with the pains during my period and the middle of the month. I also had other symptoms such as depression and fatigue which I have had since I was about 18 I am now 29.
About 9 months ago me and my husband started TTC for baby no 1! I went for a prenatal check up and had monthly appointments with my gp due to
Coming off meds which could effect the baby if I conceived! Anyway about 3 months ago I
Mentioned to the GP that my periods had become really irregular and they had gone from 28 Day cycles to up to 50 to as short as 24 days! Also that the pains had become more severe with sever back and lower abdo pain including pain in my hips where they feel they are being ripped apart! I also have been having spotting which was consistent with the painful episodes at different times during my cycle. My GP has requested an ultrasound and blood work and mentioned that with my past history it could be endometriosis! My mother suffered from endometriosis all her life and had a very difficult time conceiving me! I am
So worried and don't know what to expect and what will happen next!?!? My GP has been off on sick leave and annual leave since she has requested the tests so I feel
Pretty much in the dark! Could I ask what I should expect next regarding the tests or what to ask for? Thanks in advance xxx