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Confused & concerned!

Tootdelafruit
Tootdelafruit
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Hello,

I'm in a bit of hard place with knowing what to do next with my health.

I've been experiencing a range of symptoms when I ovulate I have pain (which I've never experienced before) then my periods have since this Christmas gone, have been irregular, and extremely painful. My last one was so painful I was bed bound all day with two hot water bottles and dosed up on ibuprofen. And everyday of my period I had to make sure I was on pain killers otherwise it would have resulted in me being in bed again.

However, I'm feeling very confused. I have seen a doctor, actually the same one twice now explaining these symptoms and she has said she thinks it's endometriosis, and again today said that my symptoms were all pointing towards endometriosis, yet no further action has been given? She reccomended going on the pill as without it there's no way of controlling endometriosis. Is she right? And is it normal to not be referred for further testing? I've already had two children absolutely fine no trouble, but it's since my second these issues have occurred and seem to be getting worse. I'd love to have another baby, my doctor seems to think that conceiving won't be any issue?

Thank you for reading and your advice x

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brokenxx

Birth control is the first thing they try to ease symptoms might be worth trying for a while...have you had scans to check its nothing else? They try to avoid op only true way of telling unless ur in agony to put it lightly discharged me on codeine and morphine after every test but surgery and sounds like lots have to fight for a lap...however if u want another child seams that can help but Dr recommended ur trying for one or on birth control to try to stop it getting worse...it really varies as to affecting ur chances at pregnancy...I hope that helps x

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Tootdelafruit

Hiya,

I had an ultrasound earlier on in the year because of a discomfort I was feeling on my left side. This all came on straight after giving birth to my last child, they kept saying it was nothing and I wasn't having period back then due to breast feeding. Then periods came back & I was getting horrendous pain, which before I hadn't had, and then ovulation pain extreme pain worse than labour (which I've never ever had before!) and that's the way I've been feeling since having my last baby which is now 18 months ago. And my last period was hell. I was bed bound. But anyway going back to the scan, nothing was found and as I've read endo wouldn't show up from that which is why I'm thinking it could be that. It's really hard because I just don't simply want to be put on the pill, just because I don't want too! But feel maybe it's my only option for the time being. X

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Tootdelafruit
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Well that was my point exactly I'm not eager to conceive right now, so I could see why she was pushing the idea of taking the pill in the meantime. However, I am not on the pill now simply because I don't want to be! So feel like a rock in a hard place with it all.

I am just a bit surprised by the way it's been handled, and how she made the sound of endometriosis not a big deal which I know to an extent it isn't, but it can be, especially when not knowing the severity of it nor knowing whether it is actually endo in the first place!!

Thank you for your information I will certainly be looking through it all. X

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