Hi all, this is my fault first post so bear with me.
I’m 38 and have had heavy irregular painful periods since I was 13, being on the pill regulated, lightened them and made them manageable. Over the past year things have spiralled. My main symptoms being left sided pelvic pain, chronic lower backache(which I have suffered on and off since being 17) left leg pain, nerve pain, nausea and bowel problems alternating between diarrhoea, constipation, sometimes not having the urge to go at all and sometimes going 3 times a day.. I honestly hate the constipation the most The past several months I also pass menstrual blood through my back passage whilst opening my bowels. Only happens on my period and is definitely menstrual blood and I also get a stabbing pain in my rectum which is unbearable. I have been seen by a gastroenterologist who said my symptoms sound like recto vaginal endo. I had an endoscopy, a colonoscopy, a pelvic ultrasound, an abdominal ultrasound and full works blood test. All of which were clear. I saw a general gynecologist yesterday who said it sounds like recto vaginal/bowel endo and therefore he isn’t skilled enough to deal with it so he has referred me for an MRI and to a specialist endo centre. I am in pain most days with it seeming to get worse just as my period is finishing. Does anybody else have these symptoms as I feel like I’m going crazy sometimes and it seems to get slightly worse each month. I honestly feel like an old woman. Does anyone have any ideas what I can expect for the future as I’m feeling pretty down about it at the minute and although my partner and friends try to understand and are supportive, they don’t really and I feel so isolated sometimes. Thank you in advance ladies x