- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I posted this in a very old message board, so I thought I’d start a new conversation about it. I would love to know if anyone who thinks she might have endometriosis has had similar symptoms to mine?
I am on birth control pills now, which has helped suppress and regulate my pain a bit. I am not certain that I have endometriosis because I have never had the laparoscopy surgery, but these are my sypmtoms:
-I have gone from having pretty heavy periods to almost no period these past 2 months. It only lasts a day and is very light, but I still feel my regular PMS and Menstrual cramps for an entire week or more (could be a side effect of the birth control, but I am worried that it might be retrograde menstruation?)
-After my period ends, I still have menstrual-like cramps, however they have a bit of a burning feeling, almost like a UTI. They’re also constant and don’t go away for days–weeks at a time. The pain is dull but uncomfortable. It can travel up my abdomin as well, and even just touching my skin can make me ache.
-I have slightly swollen gums every now and then (no pain or bleeding)
-sex does not hurt, typically
-every now and then I feel slightly nauseous, but not for long
-when i was not on the pill, I had dull pain all month long and I could REALLY feel myself ovulate–my burning cramps were very present and uncomfortable.
-My mom had endo and her ovary was under so much stress that it burst when she was 38. However, she was told that she had endo because of a drug her mother was given when she pregnant with her, and NOT because of genetics???
Thanks for reading. Would love to hear from anyone who has felt similar symptoms, or who knows more about retrograde menstruation or even Asherman’s Syndrome.