- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
Mine started out as just a twinge of pain during sex along with heavy/very crampy periods and progressively got worse from there. Right before my surgery confirming it last year, the knife like stabbing pain was so bad that I was regularly doubling over, couldn’t talk, and crying during an episode. It also caused that same knife like pain while using the bathroom, during sex (which became nonexistent), use of tampons, and virtually during any form of exercise.
During my surgery they found adhesions connecting my bowel to my left fallopian tube and partially obstructing my bowel. Also found endo surrounding it and even more behind my uterus and bladder. It’s unknown how my fertility is affected since we won’t start ttc until later this year, but I am fearful to say the least.
Post-surgery I now get a cramping like feeling on one side quickly progressing to a dull or sometimes strong ache (generally on that same lower left pelvic area as my surgery was). Red meat, eggs, and other gas causing foods can trigger dull pain. Certain sex positions can still cause sharp stabbing pain. Pressure on my belly is a big trigger too so no bear hugs, tight jeans, etc. Oh and I get intense cramps if I can’t go pee when I feel like I have to. In summary; I am a mess internally lol.
I would recommend going to your doctor if you think you have it. It does not always show up on scans or ultrasounds just as a heads up too, mine didn’t. The only way a firm diagnosis can be made is via laparoscopic surgery so be firm with your doc if something doesn’t feel right. I had to see four different ones before someone believed me!