Hi everyone, I'm new here and trying to get a diagnosis. I'm 23 years old and suffering a lot down there 😰
Since coming off the pill 5 years ago, my periods/ bleeding have been all over the place, and gradually getting worse. I kept putting it down to being overweight or stress.
I finally started getting quite concerned and taking note of the pattern about 6 months ago. I am bleeding for 6 weeks at a time, then a 3 week break. I pass large blood clots, I have a lot of pain in my lower stomach and back, and it hurts during/ bleeding after sex. Things like stress also have a huge impact on the level of blood and pain.
I first saw the doctor in Dec 2020, since then I have had swabs taken, urine tests and blood tests, which all came back clear. The doctor prescribed me the Cerelle contraceptive pill in an attempt to stop the prolonged bleeding, however this hasn't worked and the bleeding has become a lot heavier.
I have also had an internal scan, and since been referred to the gynaecologist who took 2 biopsies last week (one of the womb lining and one inside of the womb). Those were extremely painful and I have been in agony for the last week, having contractions and passing huge blood clots. The doctor prescribed mefenamic acid capsules but these haven't eased the pain.
I haven't yet recieved the results of the biopsies but given my symptoms and age, I think it's much more likely to be endometriosis. But from what I've read online, the only procedure that can detect it, is a laparoscopy.
I'm currently on day 28 of extremely heavy bleeding and I'm in so much pain😰
Just wondering if anyone can tell me how long it takes to get a laparoscopy please?
And also, if there is any advice/ recommendations what to eat/ take to help with my symptoms?
Thank you so much for reading and any help would be greatly appreciated 🙂