I am waiting a lap due to having following symptoms and after research things from past make endo sense.
I never really knew what was "normal" for periods as my mum wouldn't discuss and I've never had a huge circle of close friends to discuss these issues with so have got to 40 thinking I was normal!
Each month after roughly the time I pre4dict I ovulate my stomach bloats and I start to get pains in pelvis, lower back. These start off not too bad but by the time my period starts are worse than labour. No painkillers touch the pain.
I bleed heavily.
In the past docs put it all down to IBS (the midmonth pain) but now I think perhaps it isn't as there is a cycle to the pain it isn't constant (Is endo pain all month or in line with cycle?)
At puberty I had a lot of stomach aches which led to several hospital admissions and ended in my appendix been removed (they found on removal nothing was wrong with my appendix) I've read stories of ladies with endo being also investigated for appendix issues.
The last few months the paid has really started to get me down - and the wait for a lap (GP after several visits decided it was probably gyne and referred me and gyne decided to do a lap as suspects endo)
Thanks for reading x