I was just wondering if there were any other ladies out there who suffer with endometriosis and pelvic floor dysfunction/ anismus?
After years of constant gastro and IBS type problems, especially chronic constipation, alongside a ridiculous amount of tests, I was finally diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction - particularly anismus at the start of this year and have already had a couple of biofeedback sessions. On diagnosis my gastro consultant referred me to a gynae for extra checks too as he wanted to be sure nothing else was wrong within the pelvic department - I was also suffering with painful periods and intercourse. I had a laparoscopy last week and it turned out I had endometriosis between my bowel and back, the left hand side of my uterus, bladder and pouch of douglas, which luckily was all removed while I was already under.
I have researched quite a bit online and there seems to be a quite a borderline link between the two, with endometriosis often causing pelvic floor dysfunction, especially with the pouch of douglas being behind the rectum, and just wanted to know if anyone else has been diagnosed with both conditions and if they believe there is a connection between the two as well?
My gynae doc said that my symptoms should improve now the endometriosis has been removed but I haven't seen a huge difference in the going to the loo anismus part yet, however maybe this is because it has only barely been a week since my surgery and I need to heal? Or could this be because my pelvic muscles have had to adjust to the endo for so long I will probably still need biofeedback to rectify the anismus? Or has anyone else noticed an instant difference and could these conditions just be separate?
Any help would be gratefully appreciated!