I had a Laparoscopy a week ago for suspected endometriosis. I have all the classic symptoms I was really hoping that the operation would give me a diagnosis and that something positive might be done during surgery to rid me of the painful pelvic pain that plagues me every month.
As I was recovering on the ward the consultant came round and informed me that no endometriosis was found and that everything looked healthy and a referral had been made for me at a pain clinic. I know that this should make me happy and thankful that I don't have endometriosis but I feel that I am back to square one with no explanation for symptoms that see me struggling to cope every month.
Since it was suggested that endometriosis was the cause of my pain about 3 years ago I felt convinced that this matched all my symptoms and must the reason for the pain, now that that has been dismissed I feel a bit lost and almost as though people must think that I made it all up and there is nothing wrong with me. I went to see my GP yesterday and she basically told me that I have had all the necessary tests and that it is probably the end of the road in term of trying to get a diagnosis! I feel really let down and as though I have been left to deal with my painful symptoms alone.
I am glad that I don't have endo and I am sure that there are lots of women who would love to be in my position, but I feel really low and apprehensive about the future because I know the pain will still be there.
I was just wondering if anyone else has experience of this, advice and help would be great!