When I started having trouble with pelvic pain and irregular periods, I didn’t know how to bring it up to my doctor. I suspected endometriosis as it ran in my family, but whenever I spoke about my symptoms and issues with my doctors I was often dismissed or gaslit.
It’s taken a long time to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. I’ve gone through many gynecologists and it finally took me being referred to a specialist to get a diagnosis.
For most people, it can take upwards of 7-10 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis. Figuring out how to advocate for yourself and talk to your doctor can help you in your diagnosis journey as well as after being diagnosed.Read more on themighty.com