Hi all! I'm new here. I have not yet been diagnosed with endo, but it seems to be the only thing left that accounts for my pain/symptoms.
I had endometrial ablation done a few months ago because the gynaecologist I saw recommended it for my heavy flow. Despite the numerous other symptoms (mainly pain) that were far more problematic for me than the flow, I agreed to do the ablation because it would happen fairly soon and I previously had at least one day each cycle where I could hardly leave my house for fear of bleeding through. So that problem is now dealt with, but...
Fast forward to now. I don't bleed anymore when it's "that time" (which is awesome), BUT that also means I don't have my menses as a reminder of where I'm at in my hormonal cycle, and I haven't thought to track my symptoms until now. So now it seems like I've been suffering with pelvic and abdominal pain for weeks. It used to be pretty closely tied to my period and ovulation, but lately it seems like I don't even get a day off. I'm also getting bouts of diarrhea and cramping the last couple weeks since I had a colonoscopy (which had no abnormal findings). I thought it was just a stomach bug, but nobody around me is ill, and I feel fine otherwise (no fever or other symptoms of illness). In between those bouts, I feel like I have gas pain almost constantly, but then I sit on the toilet for what seems like forever and nothing comes out. Just a lot of pressure. UTI test was negative, so it's not my bladder.
Has anyone experienced this? Did I just not notice it before, or is it getting worse? I'm concerned that the ablation process might have pushed out more endometrial tissue into my abdomen and caused an even bigger problem.
I see my gynaecologist later this week, so hopefully he'll be able to give me some answers and/or help me out!