Hi this may be a bit too detailed for some but if you have any advice or anything I'd be soo grateful.
I had endo and adenomyosis. Also have gluten allergy (haven't eaten it for about 5 years now).
I've had two laps. Most recent at start of July 2017. Went well.
My problem is (and has been even before I was diagnosed with glute allergy or endo and adenomyosis) my bowel seems to hate me.
I can go for up to two weeks without a bowel movement or can go every day sometimes twice a day. All as normal solid motions. Sometimes if after a few days they can be harder to pass but still solid.
The problem comes when my gut, intestines, bowel whatever you want to call the area from below the belly button to the exits, decides it doesn't like me. And when that happens it just cramps up and seems to clamp down on whatever is in there. The pain is extreme. It can ease with deep breaths or can need painkillers (while sitting on thr loo not knowing if it's going to relax). Once it let's up I can have solid motions followed by not so solid ones. Ranging from porridge to liquid. And as it happens I can feel my insides cramping, pushing, moving it's just yuk.
This can happen any time of the day or night. Whether I've had a big meal, small meals or nothing for a few hours. It's been suggested it could be stress related but I don't think this is the case, cause when I was younger and did exams I was worried about I got a bad tummy until after the exam but this is different.
I put it down to food issues before due to gluten by mistake but from keeping s food diary I know it's not.
Has anyone these issues and is there anything people have found that helps?
Thanks and sorry for the details