How long did it get you to get diagnosed ? Did you ever get misdiagnosed with another illness before having a lap ?

How long did it get you to get diagnosed ? Did you ever get misdiagnosed with another illness before having a lap ?

How long did it take you to get diagnosed ? Did you ever get misdiagnosed with another illness prior to having a lap ?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

It took around 22 years to be diagnosed. And it was me who finally found the answer and asjed about it. After every test the drs could run, they finally did a lap on me. It was extremely deep in my muscles and tissues around everything and in/on my colon, that he he closed me up without surgery. He said it was so deep he didn't want to make it worse. And that is how I finally found out for sure. When I was young and I asked about my severe cramping and the feeling of a knife being twisted inside my rectum, the gynecologist would just say I have bad cramps and it was normal. Not one ob/gyn went the further step. So ladies be your own advocate! The earlier you can get diagnosed probably better. No we even after 3 surgeries I'm still in pain and right now I have my period and can't stay awake. Good luck everyone!

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

It took me a few months. I woke up one morning to a cyst rupturing. My current gyne at the time was awful. I had another cyst burst after that and found a new gyne. She suspected endo and did surgery a few months later.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Originally I was told it was ovarian cysts that were causing the problems I was experiencing (I found it hard to believe an ovarian cyst was rupturing daily). I went to see another physician for an opinion and at that time was diagnosed with endometriosis (the first laparoscopy confirmed it)

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

First mine were cyst then when I was able to go back and check on it she diagnosed me right then an there so mine happend in only months

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Yeah 10 years. Lots of people just telling me to get over it that I'm female it comes with the territory. And horrible periods. Bed ridden for days. Finally had surgery and made to have mirena and now my body has rejected it again. And I'm baxk to the start. I had 20cm endo removed ...

posted about 2 years ago
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