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I have had 'issues' for about 2 years now. I'm 37 with no children. My main symptoms have been abdominal swelling and pains (both can be extreme, the most I could imagine), rashes (mostly on my throat, chest and abdomen) and fatigue (which has been extreme the past 3 months). Lots of possible diagoses have been suggested by the docs (coeliacs, HIV, ovarian cancer, lactose intollerance, SIBO, heliobactor plyori) all have been ruled out but have all caused lots of anxiety and tests. The new one that's been brought up is endometriosis and I've been offered a laporoscopy to test for this. I just can't decide if it's something I want to go through and whether it would be worth it.
To be honest, I've been a bit dismissive of the endo suggestion as I didn't think I had it- my periods are not problematic, they're fairly light and last about 3 days. But the doc today told me this isn't really relevant and endo could be causing problems without visibly abnormal blood.
As I was swithering about the surgery, the doctor suggested I try a contraceptive pill to see if it calms things down, which she said would further suggest endo. But I don't think I'll have time to try this first and then if that doesn't work go for the lap.
Does anyone have a similar experience and can anyone offer any advice about whether the lap would be worthwhile?
Just to add- I had an ultrasound which showed 2 fibroids (6cm and 3cm) and a bulky, retroverted uterus. And I would like to have a family but I'm so unwell just now, it's not a possibility so going on the pill isn't going to change much in that area.
Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks.
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