I am 27 year old and have suffered with chronic pelvic pain for over 4 years, just 3 months into marriage. The first 2 years we spent trying to rule out the more serious conditions. I had a laparoscopy 4 years ago which I was told ruled out endometriosis. I went through a lot and was eventually told it was a pelvic floor dysfunction. I have a history of bowel and bladder problems as well. I've been in treatment for that for 2 years now. I just moved to Brazil and in an attempt to continue my treatment here I found a highly recommended women's health physical therapist and a gynecologist/surgeon/urologist. The PT said "And you're sure you don't have endometriosis? Everything you are explaining sounds like my endo patients." She repeated it after physical examination. The specialist (who has never met the PT and had no contact with her) told me the exact same time. As a doctor he was less subtle and told me I have endometriosis and he doesn't care what a lap from 4 years ago says. I need to stop menstruating, either by continuous birth control or pregnancy, and will need a new lap. He told me to take the birth control I was already on (Yasmin) without the sugar pills, so I'll just start a new pack every 3 weeks now. I've been taking muscle relaxers and pain medication for years now, but he switched me to an NSAID, which hasn't been enough. I'd like to hear other people's experiences. It seems like too much of a coincidence that both said endometriosis, but how likely is it that it was missed during the lap? Everything I've read seems consistent with what I feel, but I hesitant to have a lap done in Brazil and can't afford to return to the US for the surgery.
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