Hi. I am wondering whether anyone else has had similar symptoms as (so far) the doctors haven’t identified the cause. At one point endometriosis was mentioned hence me posting here.
In the lead up to, and during my period I feel completely well and normal. However, the last day or so of my period (when I just have effectively brown spotting), I get pelvic pain on the right side and pain under my right rib. Both of which are like twinges that can be dull or sharp, but which are fairly constant. This pain goes on for about a week during which time I can also feel exhausted and just generally unwell (almost flu-like). Then, like I say, I can feel perfectly well for a couple of weeks and it all starts again after my next period.
My doctor suggested it was pudendal nerve damage and I have had a steroid injection for this. When administering this he said he could feel ‘thickening’ around the nerve. This injection hasn’t helped.
What I don’t understand is, if it is nerve damage, then why can I feel no pain at all during some of my cycle, but constant pain at other times. And why would I get pain under my right rib?
Apologies for the long post, but just hoping someone can relate to these symptoms. Thank you.