Hello, so I was diagnosed with IBS last year and seemed to fit the bill with my symptoms but recently a friend mentioned endometriosis, she told me the symptoms and well I fit the bill on that too. I am really worried as I am never off my period, I am in pain all the time. I had the ultrasound not so long ago to see if I had cysts on my ovaries but that came back normal and I never was told about endometriosis I am worried that I has been left too long as I have been back and forth to the doctors for years. I am really worried that I will not be able to have children because that is all I have ever want to be. If any one has any advice please reply. Thank you.
IBS or endometriosis?! Help: Hello, so I... - Endometriosis UK
I have symptoms of IBS with my endometriosis as I have it on my bowel. I would go to your GP and request to be referred to a gynaecologists if you think may have endometriosis. X
I agree with AmyLeighxx, I have recently been diagnosed with stage 3 Endo and struggle with symptoms such as daily bloating and stomach aches. Ten years ago I was told I had IBS and looking back now I do wonder whether it was actually Endo because I had the same symptoms back then. If you are concerned ask to be referred. X
Oh I hope they manage to get it under control hun. I am definitely going to see my doctor. sometimes I get that bloated that I actually look pregnant which is rather concerning, I barely sleep cos I'm sore and bloated all the time so I can't get comfortable, is there anything I can take to try ease the pain? because everything they have given me for IBS hasn't done anything.
If needs be just mither the doctor until they refer you. There's a reason it takes so long to get an Endo diagnosis. I was bloated and had stomach ache pretty much everyday, I've recently started the anti inflammatory Endo diet and I feel like a different person. I'd definitely suggest you research it. X
I also suffer with ibs and endometriosis, I agree go and see your gp.
I was also diagnosed with ibs. I had the coil and it made the symptoms worse...bloating, wind, constipation etc. I asked to have it removed and it was actually the gyne that removed it that listened to me and told me that what I had could be endo as the symptoms for both cross over. I researched this and I did have many of the endo symptoms if not all. Google endo symptoms table. I went back to my gp but I asked to see a different one after suffering terrible sleepless night of lower back pain and dull aching all down my right side. She referred me to a gyne. Well since then it has been a slow process but I had a lap and I actually have endo which is acttached to my bowel and my ovaries also symptoms of Adenomyosis. So I would defo look into it a bit more.
Hope this helps...
Thank you Claire. I have looked up the symptoms and I have nearly all too. I am definitely going to see my doctor next week because something needs to be done I am fed up of being in pain. Thing is I have been having problems with my periods for a few years and all I got told is "it's your pill it's normal" or "take northisterone to reset your periods" so I stopped my pill and tried northisterone more times than I can remember and nothing changed, not one person has ever mentioned endometriosis to me, which is bizarre considering its well known and alot of women suffer with it.
Glad your going to docs. They diagnose ibs far to easily I reckon without properly looking into it. I was back and forth doctors for years with the symptoms. I never really had pains during my period but terrible pains during ovaluation. Keep me updated on what the docs say. Good luck.