A forum user posted the she was suffering from endo and e-coli. This set off alarm bells for me as my first endo flare up occurred aged 40 soon after a severe GI infection picked up in Delhi- so bad I lost over a stone. After surgical treatment things returned to normal. The next endo flare up occurred aged 47 soon after another severe GI infection picked up abroad and again, I lost over a stone.
My colleague in Delhi 7 years ago also had very bad food poisoning. She also developed endo afterwards and she was in her late 40s.
I think I always had endo, probably hereditary, but managed ok with the symptoms until the flare ups made it go wild.
I found this article on pubmed ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/206...
Do any of you recall bouts of severe food poisoning or GI infections that preceded endo flare ups by say a few months especially if you had no bad symptoms when you were younger.