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Inflammation post endo

I got diagnosed with endometriosis Autumn 2015 after suffering all my adult life and being fobbed off with "normal period problems" and "IBS". Had a hysterectomy last January with both ovaries removed and lots of endo. Stayed on HRT until last Autumn and only started to start really recovering once I came off it, and that has been a gradual improvement.

I still have some problems that I think may be related to the strain my body was under trying to cope with the endo for so long. My lungs often feel sore like a chest infection, I get frequent sore throat, ear ache, sinus pain all of which may be related to inflammation. I also had a blood test that showed ALT levels in my liver were high, this has happened before and gone back to normal. An ultrasound showed no problems with the liver.

Now my theory is that all these are down to my immune system having been working full out trying to deal with the endo for decades and now just can't calm down, so things are acting like there's an infection when there isn't. Much the same as when you have an allergy, except that in that case it is reacting to something.

Can anyone shed some light on this and tell me if this is a problem after having endo removed? Also, if you have experienced similar, how long did it take to get back to normal?

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Can anyone shed any light on this? Is it normal after having an operation for endo?


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