Hello there. I'm new to the site and wanted to know more about the symptoms people experience. Are they the same for everyone. When is it time to see the doctor? Before now I had only heard of endometriosis but didn't really know what it was up until recently. I googled the symptoms I've been experiencing and that's when it popped up about endometriosis. I have always experienced very painful periods from the age of 13 but they have got worse the older I get. I have over the last 4-6 months noticed a dull ache in the lower right hand side of my tummy ( where I imagine your ovaries or appendix would be). This dull ache gets more painful the closer I get to my period. I then have really painful cramps for the first 2-3 days if my period which then settles down and the dull ache returns for upto 4 days after I've finished my period and then will flare up and down throughout the month. I've been to the docs 3 times about this pain in my side and my period pains as I have been sent home from work or not gone in because of it. My husband and I have been trying to conceive our 2nd child for the last 21 months as well. I've had hormone tests to show my levels are ok to conceive but they are hesitant to send me for more tests as we conceived our son naturally ( even though I was on the pill at the time). Does this sound like endometriosis or could it be that googling these symptoms has lead me down the wrong path. Just feel like I'm being fobbed off by the docs and just wanted to get reall opinions from reall people who do suffer with this.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any information good or bad is very much appreciated xxx