After 5 years of debilitating pain that has destroyed my life and many misdiagnoses I have been pointed towards the direction of endo. I find that my symptoms are not what one typically expects while others make sense. This causes me to one minute feel like I’ve arrived at the answer and need to delve deeper into endo treatments and other times feeling doubtful and wondering if I should keep exploring other avenues. It is truly messing with my head and causing havoc on my mental… read more
I have the Marina (second one, and in for about 2 years) and wondered if it could be causing the bleeding?
1. I'm glad to find this community :)
2. I have a pre-op scheduled next Tuesday for a diagnostic laparoscopy in February. Any tips on how to present my symptoms to my doc before they put me under in a month? I have mannny of what the classic symptoms are (pelvic pain, heavy/inconsistent periods, "heavy" pelvis, bowel issues, back pain, groin/leg pain...) but haven't been officially diagnosed.
3. Is there a time frame that your "endo belly" gets worse before a period comes? Is it… read more
My husband and I are trying to conceive just found out I have beginning stage three Endo late stage two Endo so after the HSG and after they removed my chocolate cyst thing on my left ovary and after my laparoscopy surgery and he said I’m all cleared and the pathway is ready to go. I’m still waiting for my first period it’s currently 10 days late merrrp. But just wondering if you were trying to conceive after laparoscopy surgery how long did it take? And… read more
Who here has tried the Fentanyl patch or Ketamine for pain? My Nancy's Nook excision surgery, Dr. Fogelson said I may want to consider going off of my oral progesterone for a month before my endometriosis excision & myomectomy of fibroids, in order to stop suppressing my endometriosis growths. This would make them more obvious, which could result in a more thorough surgery.
But my endometrioma is back… read more
I had excision surgery last May, almost 8 months ago. My doctor removed a cyst and scraped out the endo she found around my tubes and ovaries. She said it looked good afterwards, and they even checked for blockage inside my tubes. They gave me the okay about having children and everything sounded good. I'm on a birth control pill to keep the endo from coming back too quickly, but I still feel like I'm experiencing the chronic fatigue… read more
Every now and then I get this dull, achy pain in my lower abdomen, right about where my ovary is (left side this time). I thought it was Mittelschmerz, but I am on the pill. Plus the last time I had this was about 12 days into my cycle, and this pain reared its ahead again last night 18 days into my cycle.
Is this an abdominal strain? It happened when I was running, but I did no sudden movements or anything to make it happen. Additionally, I properly warmed up beforehand. Is this what endo… read more
I was diagnosed with endo just 2 months ago. I have 2 small endometrioma in my LT ovary. And 1 very small endometrioma on my RT ovary.
I am taking Visanne since November and will continue until May, 6 months.
I am currently following a strict no gluten and anti-inflammatory endo diet.
I have a question. I have been taking collagen of bovine origin for years. Does it have an effect on my endometrioma?
Thank you for any input.
I have lower back /hip / spine/ sacral pain. Severe pain. Dealing with this for more than 25 years has taken a toll on my mind body and spirit. I am really having a difficult time. I do not take pain meds, not much has helped. I have tried massage , acupuncture, chiropractic care, yoga, stretching, physical therapy, rest, ice, heat, pain meds, back injections from a orthopedic surgeon. Did I miss anything!?!?… read more