- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
Can you ladies talk to me about endo? If you have it –
- how long have you known?
- how were you diagnosed?
- what were/are your symptoms? how severe are they?
- do you have a family history of endo?
- how does it affect your life and/or TTC?
I know we are not doctors, and I am really just looking for some personal experiences, but here is my history in case it is helpful:
I have been having recurrent cramping and pain in my lower right ovary area and lower right back since I went off BCP. It has gotten more consistent over the last few months, but not markedly worse in terms of pain. Sometimes the pain is stabbing, sometimes burning, sometimes shooting – sometimes it hurts (but never too bad), but most of the time it is just annoying. No pain during BD or increased pain during AF. I finally went to the doctor last week. It’s definitely a repro organ problem, not GI. Ultrasound – internal and external – shows nothing, so we can rule out cysts, fibroids, tumors, and all of that scary stuff. On the phone today, my doctor mentioned the E word and I am not so thrilled. My maternal grandmother had a hysterectomy at 35 for endo, but my mom has never had any problems (of course, she has been on the pill for the last 40 years except when pregnant, so she might not know…).