About six weeks ago I ended up in A&E after blacking out in the out-of-hours GP office... my symptoms (apart from fainting!) were sudden lower right side pain, chills (legs shaking uncontrollably), hot flushed face, nausea and diarrhea. I had a raised WBC count.
Basically, they worked me up for appendicitis but couldn't find enough to justify surgery, then discharged me with a question mark after scans showed nothing obvious.
I just wondered if any of this - low grade fever, chills, shaking, nausea, bowel issues - sound familiar to anyone who has been diagnosed with endometriosis? I saw a gynae a couple of weeks ago who said it could possibly be this, though she couldn't find anything wrong with the pelvic organs on ultrasound.
I've read up on the most common symptoms of endo and it doesn't really seem to match that well - I have had period pain, but it's more of a dull ache in the whole pelvis and legs, and I wouldn't normally take painkillers for it because it feels more like recovering from exercise than anything. My cycle is fairly regular, if a bit long. Sometimes the blood is a bit clotty (sorry, TMI). But has anyone else experienced a sudden onset of something that seemed like a pelvic or bowel infection, only to find it was endo? I had a flare up of it last night during the early hours and woke up shivering, heart racing, flushed face, felt like I'd been poisoned, nauseous all night. My period is very overdue.
Also, and I did have a bit of unexpected pain with sex during these weeks but it was quite on and off. Normally I don't have any problem with sex.
What do you think, does it sound like it could be endo...? Has anyone had a raised white cell count because of it?