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Hello! I'm new to this site and I would really appreciate some information about anyone who has had a laparoscopy for endometriosis.
My name is Abbey and I am 16 years old. I started my periods at 11, and since then, the pain and everything that has come with it has escalated to the point where I am having a lap to diagnose endometriosis (or not!) I have a varied range of symptoms, varying front the tell tale signs of endometriosis to information that hasn't been seen in young women my age a great lot. It would be really useful to know if these are symptoms that are experienced in people with endometriosis and not something else. Here's the rundown:
Intense period pain that leads to vomiting (pain that can't be controlled with the pill, combined with naproxen and co-codamol - I have also tried mefenamic acid but my gastoesophageal reflux disease didn't like this), intense pain when urinating on period - cystitis like symptoms accompanied by the feeling that there is something 'squishing' down onto the urethra, and more often than not I have to push really hard to start the flow, a weak pelvic floor (incontinence, which is really embarrassing for me at 16), pain when walking long distances - a pulling in the hips with some sharp pain, almost like something is stuck, pain in between the periods - some of the pain is very close to the skin, almost like a burning/itching pain which is hot and could be scratched and deep pain along the bikini like, the loss of dark blood and a lot of blood (although the bleeding has been reduced by the mini-pill - I have tried countless double pills but all made me vomit after the seven day break), pain when passing stools and sometimes I have difficulty, and this results in bad psychological effects (depression).
I have been told that this is contradictory in terms of endometriosis, but I would deeply value the responses of other people, surely this isn't just me? I feel like because of my age, the doctors aren't taking me seriously enough compared to someone who is of an older age, I experience this pain on and off throughout my cycle, and it feels similar to the pain that I experience on my period. One doctor even told me that it is 'unexplained pelvic pain', and I can't understand why he said this.
I have had three ultrasounds, all of which came back clear. Now it is the final push to see what is really going on, because I need answers. Endometrial specialists have said to me that because the pain is getting worse, I'm not going to 'grow out of it' as such.
Thank you for reading this, I would really value your comments because I feel like have to battle with the doctors and I feel like I am struggling alone, I just want to know that this is not just some crazy rare thing going on.
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