Hello! I'm a new poster but have been reading the threads here for a while and have found it really helpful!
I was diagnosed with mild to moderate endo about a month ago after a laparoscopy but (like many here I suspect) have been suffering since I first got my periods. They were so bad I would vomit and sometimes pass out, but became more manageable after I went on the pill for a few years in my 20s. However, they started to get worse again as I entered my thirties (I'm now 32) and this year I started to have constant chronic pelvic, thigh and back pain at all times of the month, particularly after sex, some spotting, heavy watery discharge and UTI type symptoms. I went through a couple of months of infection testing, Ultrasound and smear tests and all came back clear, and it was when I was referred to a gynaecologist that it was recommended I have a laparoscopy, which confirmed his suspicion that it was endometriosis. The gyn took the opportunity to remove what he found in the operation. He explained that while my endo was not too severe, the severity level doesn't necessarily match the amount and persistence of the pain and the pain could reoccur.
It has been 5 weeks since the op and I generally felt quite a bit better until I had sex with my partner last weekend. Since then the chronic pelvic pain has reoccurred,the same as before. I have been prescribed progesterone and tranexamic acid but I was going to see how things progressed for a bit before going on the medication but have quickly changed my mind! I am a bit surprised (and obviously disappointed) that it has reoccured so soon, only after one period. Is this normal?