Hello all, I’ve been reading here for awhile but haven’t posted. I’m currently 21 and about to have my first laparoscopy. I’ve been complaining about severe pain on and around my periods since I was 15. I was started on birth control at 16, and it’s never helped. I’ve had the depo shot, pills, patches, and I had the nexplanon implant but it was inserted too deep, and also, didn’t help. I have a lot of anxiety going into the surgery, since I don’t believe my doctor or nurses listen to any of my questions very well.
I believe that I had a chemical pregnancy last year. I’m extremely anxious, so as soon as I started having symptoms I couldn’t ignore, I stopped taking my anxiety meds, which is why I believe it was a chemical pregnancy. When I brought this up to my nurses, they dismissed everything I said. If I mentioned a symptom, they suggested it was a withdrawal symptom of the meds, even though I stopped them after the symptoms occurred. I even had to carry a cup around with me because of how much excess saliva I was producing! My boobs were sagging, I just knew.
That same year, I had an std I was unaware of, and treated once I found out I had PID. This year, I’ve had some ultrasounds done, all clear. About two months ago, I had a hysterosalpingogram, and it showed that my right tube is blocked. I asked many questions on what could’ve caused this, and all I get is, “wait until you speak to the doctor.” Now, my doctor wants to do a laparoscopy, but he told me he doesn’t believe I have endometriosis and it’s always just been PID? This statement seriously concerns me. Not to mention, no one has mentioned any of the risks of the endo growing back if I do have it. At this point, I only have one tube and I’m concerned. I’m feeling like I’ll have a time limit to conceive, and I don’t know how to ask about that, or even if my questions would be answered to my understanding. I’m confused, I’m anxious, and I’m exhausted from all of this pain. I’m also a type one diabetic with hashimotos, ptsd, adhd, and anxiety. It’s too much.
If the endo is as bad as it feels like it is, should I be concerned like I am? I just want advice from more people in my shoes. I’ll start trying my best to prepare myself for a child if I won’t have that option in the future.