Support for anyone who has been diagnosed with endometriosis, or thinks they may have endo.
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:19 pm
So my periods are getting more painful and heavier by the month. I have very painful ovulation in my right ovary especially. I'm mean I could cry at times. I have off and on twinges and pain in my right ovary off and on all cycle. When I have a bowel movement while on my period it is very painful. It's hard to describe where the pain is. It takes my breath away for about 30 seconds or so. I've been ttc for four months with no luck yet. I was on bcp for about 4 months before ttc and things seemed much better then. As soon as I stopped the pill symptoms returned. I have a dr appt jam 20 to talk to my dr about this. Does this sound consistent with endo and what should I expect for treatment? I know they can use surgery to treat it. I'm 35 so I don't know if I should try for a few more months if they offer surgery or go ahead with surgery right away if that is what's going on. How long after surgery can you resume ttc?
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:14 pm
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:38 am
Hey there, I have no answers but I feel pretty similar I was on depo provera for really painful periods and I get pain on and off from the middle of my cycle through bleeding and a couple of days after. They seem to be getting worse the longer I'm off BC but they've not ramped up as fast as yours, I have pain medication to take that my doctor has approved for ttc. It is Diclofenac suppositories and I take either paracetamol or dihydrocodeine for when that on its own doesn't work. Last month despite maxing my dose of both I was completely unable to function and was off work. It was also very heavy.
I'm wishing you lots of luck and I've heard lots of positive stories about people getting their BFP despite endo I've also heard that you should get checked out earlier rather than later if endo hasn't been looked for before as they can prevent it doing more damage if it is somewhere bad for fertility.
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:02 am
thanks for your reply.
I saw my ob last week and she's sending me to a specialist to get lap for diagnostic and to clean endo out if there is any. She did give me pain meds to help me through my periods. Hydrocodone. I can't take any anti inflammatories since I had weight loss surgery several years ago. It did help with my last Af. I just don't like having to be "drugged" up to function. I guess it's better than being in so much pain though. My dr did want me to get checked out sooner than later due to my age.
Id ask your dr for a lap as well. I'm hoping I get pg before I have to have surgery though. I am not looking forward to another surgery. Good luck to you!!
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Was wondering if you had scheduled that lap yet? I had mine 4 years ago. I was 20. I have endo. My months are relatively hectic and it really doesnt give me a break. My case is pretty bad aparently. When i flare up i have a hard time telling if i have to use the potty #1. I have ibs symptoms (best way to put it) hard digestion. Certain foods are hard to eat. Irregular nausea. Irregular painful cramping. I will say though that not every case is the same. Everyones endo treats then differently depending on where it grows. If you did have your lap how did it go? Id love to know!!
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:16 am
Yes I had it done a good time ago. It wasn't a bad surgery and a quick recovery. I had mild endo and they removed what they found. I ended up taking Clomid and got pregnant on round two. I have a 4.5 month old little boy now. I don't know if my infertility was due to the endo or not but it all worked out in the end. All in all its an easy surgery. Good luck to you
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:54 am
Oh, the pain of endo, it really makes life a torture! I have been dealing with endo for years. It would be so bad until I got a hysterectomy. I didn't want to, but I had to. I think your symptoms are somewhere around mild endo. I totally suggest you get it checked ASAP. As for the surgery, the sooner the better. It doesn't go away on its own.
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:07 am
Yep, not an ordinary life to live
With my stage endo I had increase abdominal bloating, with or without pain at the time of the period. Tiredness or lack of energy, especially around the time of the period. Heavy bleeding, with/without clots. Also pain immediately before and during a period. Pain during/after sex. All this doesn't make life easier anyway..
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