Ovulation Pain

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Hi all, I have extremely painful ovulation lasting from 7 to 10 days and was just wondering if anyone else has found any treatments that can help you cope? Due to an existing medical issue I can not use certain contraception that could stop me ovulating.

I do have mild endo but my periods haven't caused me any issues for years it's just this damn ovulation.

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    Hi Lisa,

    I also suffer with terrible ovulation pains that last month lasted for 1 1/2 weeks with bad pelvic / hip pain and lower back pain.  I started my periods on Sunday and during this time I don't have pain and they only last for 1 1/2 - 2 days.  I haven't been diagnosed with endo but 3 days ago I started the contraceptive Qlair to stop my ovulation.  I am waiting to see if this has any impact on the pain.  I'm sorry I can't give advise on a treatment to help with the pain but just know you're not alone. 

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      Hi Jodi, thanks for your reply. Your pain sounds exactly like mine. Can I ask your age? I turn 43 next week. My pain first started at 15, 3 years after my periods first began and lasted 48 hours each month until after the birth of my son almost 12 years ago and since then it's been horrendous. I did have Depo provera injections for a while but it didn't suit me and for medical reasons cannot take the pill. I was told I had mild endo a year after the birth of my son and last year was offered a hysterrectomy but I just didn't feel ready to loose my ovaries for an instant menopause despite the amount of pain I am in. I hope you find some relief from the pill. Stay in touch and let me know how you get on. X
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      Hi Lisa,

      I am 38 years old.  Wishing you a happy and pain free birthday next week!!  I don't remember having pain as a teenager, my pain all started after the birth of my second son.  I also had the Depo Provera injection once but it didn't work well with me - bad moods etc.  How did you get diagnosed with endo - have you had a laparoscopy? 

      I saw a dr last week and he told me that I don't have the typical symptoms of endo therefore he doesn't think I have it.  Just because I don't have painful / heavy periods and it doesn't hurt during sex 100 % of the time.  I have another appointment with a different dr in 2 weeks and that is when I should be ovulating so hopefully he will be more thorough and sympathetic.

      Please stay in touch and let me know how you decide to go forward with your treatment.

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      Good morning, yes I had my 2nd laproscopy a year after having my son that's when I was told and showed the images of the chocolate filled cysts in my pelvic cavity. I had my first laproscopy in my twenties and nothing was found. I was put on a 6 month course of Zoladex ( this puts you in a medically induced menopause) after the second lap I didn't cope well and stopped the injections after 3 months. My 3rd laparoscopy was 5 years ago but this time nothing was found ( the 3 months of Zoladex must of dispersed the cysts) but that was 5 years ago I think the endo has come back but all I was offered was a hysterectomy which doesn't generally cure endo. Yes hopefully my Birthday won't be spoilt I will be due my period then that I can cope with. Like you were saying not everyone with endo has bad painful periods I used to in my teens and a fir a while after having my son but for me the mid cycle pain is far worse. Yes I would like to keep in touch.
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