Hello! I am 24 (almost 25) and was just scheduled for my first laparoscopic surgery next month and I am nervous. I have always had pain leading up to my period and after my period. In July of this year, I started bleeding and didn't stop. I also have had very erratic periods. They would come 2 weeks at a time.
I went to see an OBGYN who ordered both a trans-vaginal and trans-abdominal ultrasound. Both came back "fairly normal" (which was weird). And he didn't say what fairly normal meant) but the doctor still wants to do laparoscopic surgery because I was still bleeding.
I have always had a sinking suspicion something was not right vaginally. I would have sharp pain during and after sex. My thighs, legs, back and abdomen hurt like crazy leading up to, during, and after my period. I have battled with painful constipation my entire life - tears and everything. I have had to leave work early because the pain (and blood) is just too much.
I think I am trying to talk myself out of having the surgery. That I can handle this. But I also know it runs in my family and this is the best possible thing for answers.
What does everyone suggest for handling the new reality I am facing? How do you get through surgery?