Pain after bowel movement ?endometriosis

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Hi,

So for a few months now, one week before my I come on my period, after a bowel movement I get the most extreme pain I have ever had. It is that painful I become dizzy and nauseous and it lasts about 10 minutes. It's like period pains but so much worse!

I saw the GP who referred me for an ultrasound but said this wouldn't detect endometriosis anyway! The us was clear.

Has anyone had this and do you have any idea what causes it? We want a family soon and i'm worried something might be wrong.

Many thanks.

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    I used to get this and was endo. Nothing showed on scan but had investigation op and I was riddled with it and had frozen pelvis. Everything fused. The only true diagnosis is through investigatory op I'm afraid. I used to get pain shooting up my bum (tmi sorry) if I sat down quickly or bent to pick stuff up. Keep persevering with GP but the fact they've acknowledged it could be that is a good start.
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      Thank you so much for your reply! I have also had the shooting pain up my bum too! I woke up once with it and thought wtf is that! I was frustrated that the ultrasound wouldn't show it as seemed pointless being referred for it but I guess that's to rule out other things!

      What does the other investigation entail?

      I don't have any other symptoms of endometriosis. I never have heavy periods and although I get period pains once my period starts, they're never severe. Do you have other symptoms?

      Many thanks again for your reply!

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      No I had normal periods albeit painful and have 2 children. I went in for laparoscopy as they couldn't work out what pain was and I had cyst on ovary that got bigger between scans so they thought it was that. That's what I had op for and woke up to be told all that about endo. It's takes a few weeks to get over but it isn't half as bad as I imagined although I was frightened as never had general anaesthetic before then.
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      Oh I did have vaginal discharge that had no cause either and had been tested for everything under the sun with no conclusion. Apparently that can be a symptom
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      It's reassuring to hear you have had children as that's my concern, as well as undergoing a GA as I never have before as I have heart palpitations also so that's not appealing! I guess i'll see the GP and see if they recommend it!

      I also get discharge. A few years ago though I was found to have pre-cancerous cells on a smear and had to undergo cervical cauterisation which wasn't pleasant but at least it was under GA and I think that solved my discharge issue!

      Thanks again :-)

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      I was on annual smears for abnormal results too. It may not be endo at all. Pregnancy can be a problem for some but apparently it eases endo symptoms too as it grows on estrogen and doesn't build up as not having periods at that point. I had children before any pain started so I can't confirm if this is true
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