I have had two laparoscopies since diagnosis of Endo, was put on the mirena coil which was really effective. However, I then had it replaced as it was at the end of it's lifespan. Subsequently, I had been bleeding pretty much consistently since (which is nearly a year ago); either really heavy periods with severe pain or spotting. So I was put on the pill in addition to the coil. The pill is in patch format, as I also have Crohn's so would have problems with absorbtion.
Rather worried because I am still bleeding whilst taking both these treatments. I have had a couple of scans of late, but do not actually have any cysts.
I guess I have a couple of Q's - if anyone is able to help:
- Why am I still bleeding despite still not actually having any cysts at the moment? I thought it was cysts that caused blood and pain?
- Is bleeding whilst on the pill normal for Endo?
- Is it because it's a patch? Would changing to oral pill be better?
- If the pill is not working, should I take other medication? The gyno has offered me 'medication to produce menopause'.
Despite having been diagnosed with Endo over 10 years ago, having read/researched much info, having had two operations and attending gyno for many years, I am surprisingly still not v. knowledgeable.
Thus, any help/info would be gratefully received.