I'm new here, and looking for a little advice.
I haven't been diagnosed with Endometriosis, but have some symptoms I'd like your advice on please.
My doctor advised me to come off the pill nearly six months ago as I was on the combined pill, and I was too old to be on it (I'm 44) I was not on the pill for contraceptive reasons, but because of the health problems that I will list that seemed to be helped some by being on the pill. I had a few months on the mini pill, which didn't suit me at all.
I have been keeping a diary, and the symptoms are very much the same each month. . I have very severe ovulating pain, and have any time I've not been on the pill. This can make me doubled up in pain, my lower abdomen above my pelvic bone is very tender to touch. This lasts for 4 days, with 2 days being very severe.
. I have very heavy periods. It lasts for 4-5 days, but is so heavy I need to use double protection. I have to put a towel down when I go to bed as I always leak. I always have a lot of blood clots too. The period pains are unbearable. I feel bloated with a tender tummy. If I press above my pubic bone, the pain Is very bad.
. During these times of ovulation and periods, my bowel and bladder often feel affected too. I feel the need to urinate more often, my stomach often feels upset, and when I go to the loo to open my bowel or bladder, there is often pain (like a sharp dragging pain - best way I can describe it!)
. Sex is painful sometimes, unbearable during ovulation (Lucky I've had my children then) I also had an internal recently and that was very uncomfortable.
I have been told I have IBS, hormone imbalance etc. But I started to research my symptoms today, and I honestly don't think they are normal. I had an ultrasound scan when I came off the pill 6 months ago, as my Doctor wanted to check for fibroid's or cysts, but none were found.
Any advice from anyone would be great, and sorry for the long-winded first post