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Waiting…My Ongoing Medical Issues.

I started having pelvic pain the beginning of February. Pain with anything I did, even after going to the bathroom. I made an appointment for my annual exam and discussed the issue with my Gynecologist. He preformed the usual “feminine” exams; breasts and pelvic. I had never had a pelvic exam that hurt so much…It stung in a way that I can’t describe. It was definitely not normal. I can’t say that having a pelvic exam has ever been “nice”, or even “comfortable”, but this sensation was in a league of it’s own. I was so sure that I had to have some sort of infection. During the last portion of the exam my Dr. found “something” on the left side of my uterus.

 He ordered an ultrasound and testing to rule somethings out. The results were all normal. I wasn’t sure what to think at that point, I just wanted to know what was causing my pain. So, naturally…I “Googled”, after talking with some friends, posting on online forums, and reading some medical journals…my theory was (and is) that I have Endometriosis. I talked about my pelvic pain with my primary care physician, and he ordered a CT Scan. Despite having a theory of Endometriosis, I was really hoping that the CT would have showed something, but it didn’t. Everything has been normal. 
About a month after my ultrasound I had a follow up appointment with my Gynecologist. We discussed the results…”Everything’s normal”. I told him that I was surprised that everything was normal, based on the fact that he’d found “something” on my uterus…How can that be normal? I remember telling the nurse when she called to tell me the results. “What?….Normal?” She said, “You don’t believe him?” I replied, “No! He found something on my uterus, how can it not show up on imaging?”
Endometriosis doesn’t show up on any imaging. Ultrasound, CT Scan, MRI…nada. I’m waiting for my Laparoscopy on May 19th. I really hope he finds something….a cause for the pain would be nice. Although, I really don’t want to be right in regards to my Endometriosis theory. There is no known cure for Endometriosis.