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Postnatal health

Endometrosis/Incisional Endo post c-section?

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TheFantasticFixit · 24/02/2015 22:04

Since having DD2 nearly a year ago, i've had a number of symptoms around ovulation that have left me a bit baffled.

Both babies were born by c-section, one emcs, one elcs. Periods returned almost as soon as lochia finished with both babies, despite breastfeeding. Periods are really heaving, with a lot more cramping and back pain than i used to have prior to child birth. When it stops, i get a coup,e of clear days before getting a small amount of very dark/black blood when i wipe that lasts another couple of days before stopping.

But, around ovulation, i feel horrendous. I have significant pain on my left side, like a stab, or a strong pinch. My scar aches like crazy. I have cramping, bloating, diarrhoea, my lower stomach often feels very 'bruised', like i have been kicked significantly from the inside. I get very irritable, teary. I feel lightheaded, and profoundly exhausted. And, TMI ALERT i get a LOT of ewcm, which in the last three months has been brown, rather than clearish as it was before. It typically lasts 3-4 days.

I've been googling (i know, i know) to try and make sense of the symptoms of my cycle and i've come across incisional endometriosis, which a lot of the things i'm experiencing appear to echo. But before i bother my GP with these, does anyone have experience of this type of endometriosis and can echo what i'm experiencing each month? Or think of anything else?

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TheFantasticFixit · 25/02/2015 08:53

Anyone?

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tak1ngchances · 25/02/2015 08:56

I think your GP will be crap as I have endo and in my experience they really really don't have a clue about it.
Could you get a gynae referral?
If it is endometriosis then your options are hormonal suppression (pill or similar) or laparoscopic surgery

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