I've been living with endo for 20 years, diagnosed for 11. Last night I woke up at 5am with a pain I've never had before. Sometimes I have pain that feels like my uterus has been stretched and the muscles are all fatigued, this morning it was similar to that but covering my whole abdomen, from my diaphragm to my pelvis. It was a constant deep aching type of pain with a slight element of that stretched feeling.
My period if it's on time should arrive tomorrow night, but I'm not very regular. My bowels don't work normally any more, so I have to take laxatives. I was taking 15mg of bisacodyl every 4 days in order to go but those days were awful. I now take one a night and use glycerine suppositories to make me go, as occasionally take the full dose if I feel like I haven't been enough for a few days. I'm only a couple of days after doing that. I really couldn't tell if the pain was Endo related or bowel related because it was everywhere. I tried to go to the loo but couldn't. Ended up taking lots of painkillers and going back to bed with my heat pad - got to the point where I was considering hospital but haven't been admitted for pain in years as I prefer to deal with it myself.
I have a pre-op assessment on Monday and then my umpteenth lap on the 24th so if it's endo related it will be death with very soon. I'm just worried in case it's something else. Has anyone else ever had this type of pain and been told the cause? Just lost my mum to stomach cancer which spread to her ovaries and I'm very scared of new symptoms as a result.
Any input gratefully received - if it returns this weekend or anything else happens that's unusual I will go and get checked out.