Are these typical symptoms of endometriosis? Waiting on diagnosis

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ive been suffering with super heavy periods since i started having them at 13 (im 22 now).

im on the pill which regulates the periods but the pain and heaviness is horrendous. i get horrible aches and pains in my lower abdomen and my back, even when not on my period. i have to have a hot water bottle at all times as it is the only thing to slightly relieve my pain, i get pelvic pain also. it hurts in my tummy to urinate or pass bowel movements when on my period to the point i could cry. i also get occasional pain during sex, which can sometimes feel like cramping. i lose so much blood during a period i can barely function and i am often fatigued. also, ive not seen many mention this, but i get like a popping / bubbling feeling in my abdomen which i dont think is gas?

awaiting further appointments and lap from gynae after having transvaginal done

just want to feel less crazy, does anyone else get these symptoms? thanks gals x

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    Your not going crazy 🤪 endometriosis can affect you all month. Glad your got a lap Atleast you know for sure.

    As for the bubble feeling, I get that, it's like farting in your stomach haha

    Got endometriosis and Adenomyosis

    So I understand, I thought I was crazy for years till I got diagnosed and changed GPs

    Kind regards

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    I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2009 age 21 I through a lap. Had painful heavy periods since I started aged 13. during my period I get awful stomach cramps, back ache and thigh ache in both legs but the rest of the month id be pain free. until 8 weeks ago I now have constant pain in my left leg, left lower abdominal area, lower back and between my shoulder blades I have this awful crushing pain! had a transvaginal ultrasound about 3 weeks ago and I have endometriomas on my ovaries so I've been reffered to gyne and now waiting to hear from them. I'm in constant pain 24/7 I hope they get to the bottom of It!

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      It is horrible! I had a letter through today my first appointment isn't until the 2nd of September so 5 weeks tomorrow! It's a long time to wait when your in daily agony and i won't get treatment straight away so I think I'll be lucky to get a lap before Christmas. I also rang my gp about the crushing pain I get between my shoulder blades as I don't think that's ovary related and he agrees and has reffered me for physiotherapy. honestly feels like there is a tumour or something there but doc called it mechanical pain and says it's muscle related.

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    Along with these symptoms, is anybody passing blood clots? I am so scared because I have never passed blood clots bigger than quarter sized, but today was way bigger. My period pains get worse every month. I'm finally going to call the Dr. but I am afraid to hear it is cancer or something.

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