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Does this sound like it could be endometriosis?

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PymChurchBeach Tue 30-Jun-20 16:36:07

Ever since my son was born nearly 5 years ago I feel like I've had lots of symptoms which I didn't have before and I am wondering if it could possibly be endometriosis causing it. My symptoms are as follows:

- mid cycle bleeding (occasional). Note I have had this thoroughly checked out in case it could be cervical cancer etc and it is fine. Sometimes I go months without it. I'm totally up to date with smears and they've always been normal.
- My period has changed to the extent that it kind of drags on for ages - the heavy part is over in a few days but I get light brown bleeding afterwards which goes on for ages - it can be up to 10 days sometimes
- I get period pain right at the end of my period
- I seem to get a lot of egg white CM throughout my cycle - it often starts right after my period has stopped and stops only a few days before my next period.

I had a fairly traumatic c section with my son and a private scan a few years ago told me that the scar was "defective" - the gynaecologist I saw at the time thought that might be the reason for my mid cycle bleeding in that old blood was collecting in the scar.

I can't tolerate any kind of hormonal contraception and have the copper coil, which I know can make periods worse but I used it for years pre-pregnancy as well and never had any of the above issues. I fell pregnant very easily the first time (I had one miscarriage before my son and both times I got pregnant the first month trying) and I am worried this all signifies I am going to struggle to get pregnant should we want a second child.

I have been to the GP and they have said it does not sound like endo.

Any experiences? I am considering paying to be seen privately.

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Makegoodchoices Tue 30-Jun-20 16:45:58

Sounds more like anovulatory cycles to me.

PymChurchBeach Tue 30-Jun-20 16:46:53

I just don't know why I wouldn't be ovulating. My periods are regular as clockwork as well.

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Iflyaway Tue 30-Jun-20 16:59:31

The way I found out I had endometriosis was that sex was painful. I had a laparascopy (sp?). This resulted in the diagnosis.

Had hormone treatment and got into alternative healing, had acupuncture etc. This was late 70's/early 80's.

In early 90's my son was born.

Here are some websites for info.

www.endometriosis-uk.org/

endometriosis.ca/

Wishing you all the best.

Iflyaway Tue 30-Jun-20 17:05:50

P.s. I've written it all down very factually but in fact it took years and tears to sort it all out, the diagnosis especially. Being dismissed, (male!) doctors telling me painful periods were "normal" etc.

I certainly hope it's being taken more seriously and empathically now.

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