Hi all, hope you're well. I'll keep this short, but I'm basically on the waiting list for surgery to see if I have endo. I started getting really bad symptoms when I came off the mini pill about 8 months ago (stabbing pains in rectum on period, nausea, vomiting, severe diarrhoea, burning pains in my right next to my hip and in my hip etc.) and was hospitalised for a week in October due to severe symptoms. Pretty much everything else has been ruled out (had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, CT scan, blood tests, stool tests etc.) and this consultant is pretty sure it's endo.
However, the reason I have a bit of doubt is because of the random nature of my symptoms. I'm back on the mini pill and have massively improved, to the point of where I can function normally most days and only have the really bad fatigue and mild nausea with random bouts of diarrhoea etc. Before when I was off the mini pill, I'd get much much worse when I had my period, but when I've had a bleed on the mini pill (more random spotting mixed with an irregular period), I've not had the same correlation of symptoms. I thought bleeding would always make it worse? Plus, I have random mornings (like today) where I'm not bleeding and I've had horrific diarrhoea and felt much worse again like I did a couple of months ago. Can this happen with endo? Can the mini pill actually help this much so quickly when my symptoms were so severe or could it be another illness? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thank you