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Beginning of the year in 2017 I started having occasional pain in my abdomen, I had a CT scan done which showed and inflamed bowel. However the pain worsened and In June 2017 I had another CT scan which showed an inflamed appendix, the next day I had a laparoscopic appendectomy. Before surgery, the surgeon thought my appendix and ovary were connected, but when performing the laparoscopy he found there was excess tissue present at the bottom of my appendix. After surgery I kept having what we thought was urinary problems. Which presented itself as pressure in pelvic area. When looking into this problem there was a cyst in my right ovary, that became large and fluid filled. After a few months it went away on its own. A urologist noted that there was “excess tissue” which he suspected to be a septate uterus but he couldn’t confirm it and didn’t want to run any tests because I had been in and out of the hospital since my surgery. So that was put on the back burner for the time being. As time has passed these past few months since my surgery I’ve had severe bowel issues. Symptoms include painful bowel movements, constipation, diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, bloating, fatigue, etc. I had a colonoscopy where “altered bowel function was noted” and I was told I had IBS. During my period my symptoms from my “ibs” get extremely worse. I’m doubled over from severe abdominal pain, pain during bowel movement gets so bad I feel like I’m going to pass out, and I feel absolutely drained. I have been taking birth control since the cyst was found, which has since helped shorten and lighten my period. (Before starting birth control my periods were very heavy, and long.) Is it possible I could have been misdiagnosed with IBS and am dealing with bowel endometriosis?
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