I have suspected endometriosis, but been putting off getting a lap due to important life events like my final year university and getting a job etc. During this time I have been taking Yasmin continuously and this helps massively.
However recently I decided I wanted to come off the pill for a bit (does anyone else feel like the pill makes you way more tired a lot of the time? Or could this be the endo? I used to have so much energy a few years ago,) and got the usual symptoms on my breakthrough bleed.
I have suffered predominantly with bowel symptoms after the usual severe pelvic pain; sharp pains like razor blades in my bottom whilst opening my bowels, shooting pain and a feeling if being kicked up the bum that comes in sporadic waves.
Recently I have also suffered chronic constipation. I would say I began to experience the constipation about 7 or 8 months ago, but only 2-3 times/month, whereas over the last few months I've only really been having BMs 2 times a week with the aid of laxatives. It's not my diet, I go out of my way to eat lots of fibre, drink water like it's my job, but when I try to go it feels like there's some sort of blockage preventing it.
And then yesterday when I went, it looked like there was some blood mixed in with the stool; I thought this was probably due to hemorhoids or a fissure from all the constipation issues, but it's quite alarming nonetheless.