Endometriosis advice please
I went to new gyn last week for annual check-up and about severe abdominal pain on right side. We moved 2 yrs ago and have just gotten appt (after about 9 mos of insurance probs and scheduling probs). Dr. performed vaginal ultrasound and saw what he called "chocolate cysts" on/in my ovaries and diagnosed Endo, also performed CA-125. I was ignorant of endo and left his office without asking any questions. Typical of me..I don't think clearly in Dr. office.
Anyway, I have had abdominal pain on the right side for a couple of years, but it has gotten significantly worse in last 6-8 months. Severe bloating, weight gain, extreme cramping (like early labor), passing large (tennis ball size-last 2 months) clots, pain when bladder is full, painful bowel movements, and feeling of fullness that goes up to just under rib cage (this is new as of last 2 months), back achiness/pain, and severe/sharp pain if I have gas. Unable to stand up straight during menses. Symptoms start about 1 week before menses and continue for a couple of days after, then hit acutely right at middle of cycle. It was during mid-cycle pain is when I called Dr. office and advised them that I was going to ER if they couldn't see me soon. They fit me in with 1st Dr. available (5 days later) who I just saw 5 days ago.
Dr. went per a good explanation of Endo, gave me pamplet that gives a clear explanation, and told me of a couple of treatment options. He reccommended we try the "pill" 1st (Seasonique) to see how I do and resked another ultrasound appt in 3 months to check progession.
I agreed, took the pill sample home and then did research. I have been suffering SEVERE pain for months and I haven't taken the pill since the early 80's. I quit because I got all of the side-effects and there were other options that worked better for me. I want him to do the laproscopy to find out what is exactly going on, and I want it done now. But, I can't get Dr. office to call me back (have left 3 messages since last Fri.) What should I do? Oh, and how long does CA-125 test take for results?