Currently waiting on a gynae referral to the hospital, but my GP thinks I have endometriosis. Looking at my scan, they also think my ovaries are adhered to my uterus.
However, until two years ago (I'm 38), I'd not had any pain or major symptoms. I don't take the pill, and have always had very heavy periods for a couple of days with some embarrassing accidents, but I just figured that's 'how my periods are'. There were only light cramps.
I've since discovered it runs in the family with my sister, and likely my grandmother all living with it.
Has anyone else experienced symptoms becoming noticeable only when they're much older? I don't see much literature to this effect, and the only 'bonus' is that after periods for 25 years I flipping well know the pain I'm experiencing is not 'normal'!