MRI & Bowel

Hi everyone. After a 7 year wait, last year I was diagnosed with Endometriosis through a laparoscopy. The endometriosis affected both ovaries and both fallopian tubes. As well as the general endometriosis pains, I have always had really severe bowel symptoms - pain when going to the toilet, bleeding, pain during sex, frequent diarrhoea, long and painful cramping - so I was recently sent for an MRI to see if the endo had spread to my bowel. The MRI has shown no endometriosis on my bowel and i'm worried that something has been missed - the symptoms are constant and the specialist said MRI's aren't as conclusive as surgery. Has anyone been in this situation before where scans have not shown anything but the endometriosis has later been found?

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  • Hiya! I had an MRI and flexible sigmoidoscopy after my initial laparoscopy to diagnose endo. The MRI showed there was some on the bowel and the sigmoidoscopy showed none penetrating the bowel wall. I had my excision surgery and did have some on bowel but it hadn't completely invaded bowel wall and it was way worse than expected in other areas even though I had the exact symptoms you described as well. I guess you don't really know until they get in there unfortunately xx

  • Thanks for your help :) good to know. Hope you are feeling well x

  • I am just wondering, did you get the MRI through gastroenterology or gynaecology?

  • Hello :) it was through Gynaecology

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