I started having severe abdominal pain with very heavy and painful menstration a few years ago. I told my doctor and she told me that it was probably just ovulation and to just take motrin. I knew that something was wrong but told my instincts to shut up and I listened to the doctor.
About a year later, I was sick of the pain and switched doctors. My new doctor examined me and recommended that I see my OBGYN. So I did. She ended up doing exploratory surgery on my abdomin. She found endometriosis and did what she could to get rid of it. A couple months later I was still having a lot of pain. So I went back to my OBGYN. She told me that we could try the DEPO shot, but she couldn't guarantee that it would work. Then she said or we could do a hysterectomy. For as much pain as I was in I opted for the hysterectomy. A week after the surgery I went in to get my staples out. My doctor told me that the pathology report on my uterus showed that I had Adenomyosis (endometriosis growing into the uterus). She also said that had I been diagnosed and treated earlier, the hysterectomy could have been avoided.
I did think about a malpractice suit against my former doctor, but what good would it have done? It wouldn't fix the fact that I can't have anymore children.
My advice to all: ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS. IF IT DOSEN'T SEEM RIGHT, IT PROBABLY ISN'T!