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I've been having some problems with my bowel (I've got IBS) which has conincided with a lot of back pain (to the point where I am struggling to complete normal day to day activities).
I have been diagnosed with having lordosis and an anterior pelvic tilt, but the physio doesn't think that it is just this that is causing issues (the back pain started when I was having bowel problems & I haven't had issues with my back prior to this). However, I've been given some exercises to do to work on reducing the tilt as obviously this needs to be addressed.
I've had an ultrasound on my abdomen which has come back clear.
I've also been referred to a gynecologist as the back pain could be caused by endometriosis. My consultant is going to refer me for a laparoscopy to check this avenue. He has also said that he thinks that it is possible that the back pain is referred pain from my bowel.
There is a history of bowel disorders in my family, all the women (I'm female) on both sides have had diverticulitis in addition to IBS.
So I have asked my GP to refer me for an endoscopy because this seems the next logical step, in addition to checking that it isn't a gynacological issue.
I have been given a choice of which hospital I want to go to, but I don't mind where I go, I just want to go to the one with the shortest waiting times.
Does anybody know how I can find the waiting time for this specific procedure to be done?
Also, has anybody else experienced anything similar?
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