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Does this sound like Endometriosis? Help needed.

(5 Posts)
meroving Wed 28-Sep-11 21:49:47

We've been ttc for over 18 months (we already have existing children, no fertility problems before), unsuccessfully.

I have a 28 day cycle, but (regular as clockwork) get stomach cramps, both sides, and lower back pain (without bleeding) on day 21, then some spotting a few days later and then AF starts, which is painful, but bearable and no different than has always been.
I also get some pain (lower abdominal cramps) after sex, and milder abdominal pain sporadically, on-and-off. I think it is getting a little worse.

meroving Fri 30-Sep-11 19:58:55

hopeful bump

VivaLeBeaver Fri 30-Sep-11 20:14:15

The only way of knowing for sure is by laparoscopy so you ought to see your gp and ask for a referral. I had endometriosis but my periods were very painful. It could be a cyst maybe?

meroving Mon 03-Oct-11 16:47:13

Thank you for replying.

Yes, I'm going to the GP this week. Are they likely to refer me based on the above? It is just that I have period-type cramps for most of the month now, with less respite lately, it's quite uncomfortable to live with too.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 03-Oct-11 19:00:27

I'd have thought they'd refer you, my gp did with similar symptoms. Well first of all they sent me for a scan which was normal, then they referred me. They also dipped my wee and found I had a uti, when this cleared up the period, cramping also cleared up and I'd had it for months. So I think it was that causing my abdominal pain. I also had heavy periods and it was that I wanted referring for the most.

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