I’ve been having extremely painful periods since high school, 6 years now. Back in May of 2019 I was diagnosed with PCOS. After more research I discovered PCOS does not typically cause drop to your knees and try not to pass out, radiating pain. I went back last Thursday, February 2020, and saw my NP, she confirmed my findings on PCOS. She did a pelvic exam and didn’t feel any thickening, my period ended a week before. She scheduled me for another Ultrasound, and mentioned that I may be sent to an endo specialist in my area to have a laparoscopy.
I guess my first question would be even if they don’t see anything on the ultrasound related to endo will I still be sent out for the laparoscopy? My next would be how long would I have to take off work for the laparoscopy? I work in a dog kennel, I’m on my feet 9-10 hours a day walking/being dragged about 6-7 miles a day. It’s physically exhausting. I have a feeling I’ll be sent in for the laparoscopy, but part of me is absolutely terrified. I know these questions are on a case-by-case basis, so I understand getting nonspecific responses. Personal experiences are extremely welcomed.