posted on May, 14 2012 @ 07:16 PM
Sympathies for your daughter. Keep pushing for a gyno. A diagnostic laproscopy (band-aid surgery) will diagnose if its endometriosis.
I was diagnosed at age 13. Repeat ovarian cysts, did the Pill to shrink the cysts, till finally after taking it out with the dr, we came off the pill
and let a cyst enlarge, insurance wouldn't pay till it was 5cm, it nearly ruptured and made me septic. But it got the first laproscopy for
diagnosis. I was stage 3 out of 5 endometriosis. Then came the discussion if I were wanting to have children I needed to start then, cause would be
barren by 19. Which I was never able to concieve, many times I should have been. Subsequently, had laser surgery every 2-3 years for 15 years. Had
one boss who just didn't believe I was in that much pain each month to leave work early or scheduled days off around my period. Till I was made to
prove to him, when I left to got to the dr office for Toradol shots and get directly home. He made me stay at work, so i made a deal with him, next
cycle I'd stay, but if he didn't believe me I got the rest of the week off with pay for having endured the worse at his place of business. Needless
to say I won and he never doubted how horrific it really was, cause he drove me home, made me tea, got my meds, and then left me the heck alone for 4
days. Begged for hysterectomy from age 18, until 31. And dang it they did a partial. The endometrial tissue still fed from the ovaries every month,
bleeding and scarring and adhering all my lower organs. Intestinal resection, colon lesions removed. Was unable to do any kind of exercise because of
the fusions. Two years after the hysterectomy, still being monthly symptomatic, finally ovaries removed. OMG, I got my body and my mind back!!!! I
am now childless but no regrets. No period no ovaries, no hormone replacement, thats important, menopause after surgery was done in 8 weeks, no
symptoms ever again.
Please make imformed decisions and ones that are right for your daughter. I remember how helpless my mother and ex husband were. But I hope she
finds relief. Many prayers for her cause it ain't easy being me.