Endometriosis or Bowel syndrome?

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Hi all, I would really apreciate it if you tell me if the symptoms that I have remind you endometriosis.. I am 25 years old and the last ten months I am having blood in between my periods during ovulation and I am experiencing more pain than usual but only one day before or on the first day of my period. Since two months I started experiencing monotonous but really uncomfortable abdominal pains only on the down left side and on lower left part of my back and constipation. These abdominal pains are not there during my period, but maybe before or after or during the month and even when I am not in pain I feel the bowel really numb. I visited both gynecologist and a general doctor but since my blood and urin tests are fine they could not do a clear diagnosis. They found a cyst in my right ovary which was gone after 6 weeks, so it was I guess a blood cyst.

Please help me, what do you think?

 

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    I was having long periods, multiple periods, and abdominal pain that was intense and extreme ..when my bowels moved, I felt better but not good.

    kind regards

    judith

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    Blood and urine tests won't disclose endo and they won't disclose some of the bowel diseases with similar symptoms or similar abdominal pains. Your doctors need to work a little harder. You didn't mention how old you are. If you're very young the docs may be happy to take a "wait & see" position ,,, and some of them will gladly take that position while a woman writes in agony for decades with endo. Only you can make them earn their pay.

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    I am 25 and you have just written my exact symptoms and it is i swear word for word test for test. In feb i asked them to remove my cyst they did not want to and during the op they found severe endometrosis in three areas and removed it. All i will say is push to see an endo specialist whats the worst you can be told? DO NOT LISTEN TO A GP IN THIS AREA!
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      Hi,

      Thank you very much for your help! The thing is I do not have pain during urination or pain after sex, which are also symptoms of endometriosis, and the pain is really only on the lower left side next to my bellybutton (so not so low as in period) and not during my period. The part there is constantly numb (since September) and it hurts some days a lot! Pressure on the spot or bowel movements make me feel a difference, something like better. Was this also in your case?

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      Well i never had pain during urination and only jad pain after sex two or three times. Its so different for everyone. I had pain in various areas of the abdomen so again it could not be endo but it may be there is such a variety of symptoms and places. I also never had lower back pain which 9/10 people with endo have. It was however i didnt have endo on the bowel and so it may be that it is because thats where you endo is growing. I think you need to push for a specialist because it varies so much. It takes a while to get to see someone depending on where you are so i would do it sooner rather than later.

      Dont worry if your looking through comments and research and thinking i dont have that or that doesnt sound like me. The pain and symptoms are so varied in different people its difficult to tell which is why its hard to disagnose. The important thing to remember is your in pain and it needs sorting.

      Emily

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      I never had pain during urination unless I had a UTI, and no discomfort during sex except during the first year or so after my hysterectomy ,,, until the time that I had a bowel movement right after sex and passed part of a pasteurized wrapper that had to have been dropped into me during surgery!

      Endo is like many diseases in that there are a lot of symptoms and very few people get all of them. My pain also was only on the left side, maybe a bit lower than yours. But I also had horrific diarrhea & would have cramps with that too.

      We are not doctors, so you're still going to want to find some good medical care.

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