Hello! I’m new here and this is my first post. I guess really I’m just looking for a little advice as I’m really frustrated and feeling quite low at the moment.
About four years ago, whilst undergoing fertility investigations, it was discovered that I had a 10cm endometrioma on my left ovary and some endometriosis on my right. I used to get a lot of pain and bleeding after sex or if I went running. I had open surgery to have it removed and the other areas cauterised. After about a year of recovery, I started my IVF treatment and I’m pleased to say we were successful in conceiving our beautiful little boy who will be 2 in January. Since his birth, my periods have been getting progressively worse and I have developed a new symptom. On the first or second day of my period, if I need to have a bowel movement, it is incredibly painful to the point where I nearly pass out. In fact, I have fully lost consciousness three times with it. The first two times, I was lucky and managed to stay seated on the toilet, just slumping into the bath and rousing quickly. The last time it happened was three days ago and I fell on to the bathroom floor, hitting my head on the tiles. This really gave me a scare! My partner heard me fall but he had only been home for a couple of hours, so if it had been any earlier, I could have been lying there for much longer! It took approx 20 minutes for me to fully recover as the blow to my head had significantly affected my vision and my partner informs me that my speech was very slurred and I seemed quite groggy. When I went to bed that night, I had the worst headache of my life! On reflection, I probably should have gone to Hospital for a concussion assessment, but we didn’t really think about the seriousness of it at the time.
Anyway, (Sorry, I’m rambling!) I would just like to know if anyone else has experienced similar symptoms and what did it end up being? I have read a little about endometriosis on the bowel and one of the main symptoms is painful bowel movements. I went to my GP over two months ago for a gynae referral, but there have been multiple delays (including an ultrasound report that was never received, and my GP leaving the surgery)... I’m now back to square one, needing to make another GP appointment to explain it all over again and see if they will write up my referral. Working full time, it isn’t easy for me to get time for appointments, so I’m finding this all very frustrating.
Any advice or similar stories that anyone can share would be greatly appreciated. I’m feeling pretty low about it all at the moment. Thank you.