Hi. This is the first time I have posted and in need of some advice. I'm 33 years old and Have 4 lovely children. I started periods at 12 and always had heavy periods. I had my 1st baby at 19 and inbetween pregnancys always had the copper coil so guessed my heavy bleading was from this. I experienced pain from the beginning sometimes bad I would have a day off school.
During the last 2-3 years the pain has been getting a lot worse. I have lots of pain after intercourse which can last upto 3 days and when I think back I have had pain with sex for a long time but never thought anything of it. I have many other symptoms and every month they seem to get worse. I have bloating (mainly before period), brown blood before period, low back ache, pains down left leg and in knee, stitch type pain when ovulating (mainly left) Stomach cramps most of the time but unbearable week after period. Feeling low/depressed (have had this for many years). Feeling tired. Blood in stools sometimes. Plus many more symptoms. My aunt has always had bad periods and spends a week in bed every month due to pains.
I have been to gyne and they done sti tests. Bloods ect all clear. I have had blood in urine a few times when checked at docs but just told this is normal!! I had an ultrasound last year and they said there was chance I had a popped cyst and I would feel better soon. but just keep feeling worse Was told to get mirena which was fitted in March. My bleeding has slowed down ( just spotting a couple of days a month) but the pain is still there and worse then before. I was told they don't think it's endo coz I have 4 children and I'm 33!! Not sure if this is true. I know endo can cause infertility but have also heard of people having 3+ children with this. The day I saw gyne was a 'good' day and I had less pain then normal and they didnt seem to take me seriously just think I have bad period pain.
I was told to wait 6 months for check app ( my next app next month) they said I can have a camera operation to check but I'm really worried (haven't been under anaesthetic since being a child). I'm really scared they won't take me seriously at next app and won't help
Some days I'm ok and can cope with pain and other days I'm curled up and just want to scream. I just want to know what this is and why I feel so bad. My husband is really supportive and gets upset when no one wants to help. Sorry for the long message just want to talk to others who understand how I'm feeling. Any advice would b great
Many thanks Claire