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Endometriosis Diagnosis?

For the last 3-4 years, about a week or 2 before my period begins, I get really bad cramps to the point of not being able to go to sleep, and can only just survive at work if i take painkillers. I have been diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndrome when i was 13, and i have a hormonal imbalance, with my testosterone levels slightly over the 'norm'.
My mum was diagnosed with endometriosis before she fell pregnant with me, so Im wondering whether anyone would be able to shed some light on whether its possible I could have it too? I was booked in for a laparoscopy but it got cancelled. I had a ultrasound scan late last year and the woman told me i didnt have endometriosis, but i thought it could only diagnosed via the laparoscopy. And if its not endometriosis, any ideas on what it could be? I have been to numerous gynacologists, specialists and no-one can give me an answer as most of them didn't want to do a laparoscopy as they dont think its possible for a 21 year old to have it.
Any ideas/opinions would be greatly appreciated thanks!
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replied February 18th, 2010
endometriosis has nothing to do with your age. I had my laparoscopy at 23. Maybe they have other reasons not to want to do it?

Before having the lap, I had an ultrasound and based on that they decided to do the lap. They did tell me the only way to know for sure was the lap but they felt it was necessary to do it because of the ultrasound results.

it's just my experience... hope it helps in some way
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