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ibs with pms - any London experts suggested?

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idontlikeparks Thu 13-Aug-15 10:42:31

Hello all

After a previous thread suggested I possibly have a introverted uterus. Or maybe endo? Either way I get the worst digestive issues leading up to my period(diarohea, constipation, farts, feeling of pressure) and digestive issues post-sex and had had a lot of back/rectum stuff when prgnant. It's getting worse, without sounding dramatic it's impacting my life/job and I'm waiting for the menopause, likely to lose job soon. I can feel something heavy on my rectum - tmi sorry. And the first 14 days of cycle I forget these symptoms.
I've been to dr's twice and given a few blood tests and told to eat more fruit! Anyone know of any London specialists who could help with uterus/digestive/endo/link? Osteopath/surgeon etc
I'm at wits end and don't just want diet advice from doc.
Many thanks!

AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 13-Aug-15 13:19:37

GPs are not always up to speed at all when it comes to such problems.

A retroverted uterus is unlikely to be the root cause of all your symptoms; normally a retroverted uterus is discovered during pregnancy and this causes no problems.

Endometriosis can and does cause bowel involvement; it makes me wonder if you've previously been misdiagnosed as having IBS.

Blood tests and ultrasound scans will not detect endometriosis if it is there; its usually only found during a keyhole surgery op called a laparoscopy.

idontlikeparks Thu 13-Aug-15 14:28:26

Thank you very much Attila.
I'm begin to wonder if it is endometriosis. I don't have pain issues so I've never thought this could be it.
Anyone I go to or any doc just gives me diet advice and tells me to relax. But my issues are not there the first 14 days of cycle. If a doc isn't interested I'm not sure how to get a diagnosis and indeed what to do, once/if I get a diagnosis.
Thanks again!

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