So I'm sure we've all been there ladies but at the moment my head won't shut up worrying about cancer. I just want to run it by you guys and check if I'm going nuts and maybe you could help me relax a little. I haven't been diagnosed with endo yet I'm having my lap on May 20th but the gyno thinks it's defiantly that and possible PCOS (mother has it). I have had the worst symptoms and pain for 3 and a half years but looking back i think i have had the less noticable symptoms since age 13 when i started my period.
Of course it's difficult because the symptoms for many gyno problems are the same but I read that cancer symptoms are constant, bloating constantly and pain constantly and break through bleeding etc. Well my symptoms aren't constant, they come and go in a cycle. I know when they are going to appear and I'm prepared (as much as i can be).
On my period I generally feel fine, apart from period pain of course, and the week after my period im good it's the two and a half weeks after that that are complete hell. I don't get break through bleeding at all it's just clotted and almost black (although, last months period was surprisingly normal, red and watery, it hasn't been like that for years!) Fatigue that comes and goes, nausea and vertigo. Pain during sex, back pain, kidney pain that comes and goes (kidneys have been CT scanned and checked, they are fine so gyno thinks endo had spread) sciatica pain that comes and goes, my whole right side will go numb and tingly and 'weak', this lasts only for a week pre-period then goes (again I have has xrays and scans to check for nerve damage and slipped discs etc but all was fine). UTI symptoms that come and go, including frequent urination, pressure down there, that fullness feeling and constant small trace of blood in urine (tests done to rule out kidney problems but all where fine again so gyno put it down to endo again). Really painfully sore breasts that come and go. And a strange new addition, when my nerve pain flares up (sorry for TMI) my clitoris gets extremely sore, so sore i can't stand up I have to lay down with ice inbetween my legs I've put on weight because one day all i'll want to do is eat sugar and crap then the next few days i wont have an appetite. I've recently gone on the endo diet and cut out dairy and i feel alot better, but my body only seems to want sugar!
I know i don't really have any cancer symptoms i'm just really scared I've had 3 ultrasounds, a transvaginal, 2 CT scans and 3 xrays in the past 2 years and they all said I was fine (apart from transvaginal couldn't show left ovary which gyno thinks is blocked or stuck with adhesion). Them plus a tonne of blood tests and urine tests, all they ever showed was anemia which i always get on my period.
I know i'm just freaking out but im sure im not the only one of us that have before, thanks for reading girls I appreciate it. Hope you are all doing well xx