I have never written a post before so please bare with me. If there are any medical professionals who read these I would appreciate some guidance. At approximately 15 I started having intense pain episodes in my lower abdomen. Depending on the severity I would also have diarrhea, would vomit and have a fever. These would always occur right before my period. Afterwards, I could easily sleep for a day. Endometriosis is in my family, at 17 I was diagnosed with it and a lap. Afterwards I was put on birth control and had no symptoms until Thanksgiving of last year. The morning of Thanksgiving and ironically the morning of Christmas I had the same ‘episode’s. In hindsight, the Summer before I went to the doctor for ‘food poisoning’ and now I think it was the start of the endo causing pain again. I found a doctor by looking for a specialist online. He scheduled a lap for January of this year. He said I had endo in my fallopian tubes and cysts on my ovaries. He put me on continuous birth control and told me I should plan on having my first child in the next 3-5 years.
A month ago I experienced the pain again. It was by far worse then I have ever had it. Two days ago I experienced it again. I went to see my doctor yesterday, he did a pelvic exam and an ultrasound. Also lately after sexual intercourse I get cramps. And two days ago the pain started during intercourse. My doctor said he couldn’t see anything. Told me I have Adenomyosis (I honestly don’t even know what that means) and recommended I go see a different type of doctor.
So here I am. I would appreciate any input. I apologize for the TMI. I am marrying an amazing and supportive man and it is nearly impossible to have intercourse without me feeling nauseous or cramping. Let alone the pain episodes are something I would not wish on my worst enemy.
I have a co-worker who has Endo and her doctor told her it spread to the bowel which causes her pain. My doctor didn’t even mention that as a possibility.
Any feedback/recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!