Just wondering if more severe endo symptoms might be related to heavier periods.
I have seen that heavy periods are one of the symptoms of endo however I don't and never have had heavy periods. In fact my periods get lighter as I get older. I am 31 and have just been diagnosed with endo however I don't think that my symptoms are as severe as many other members on here.
I have had bad period pains all my life however only for about two days a month. My periods only actually last about three days a month. In the last year I have started bleeding before and after my periods but I would call this spotting rather than my actual period.
I started getting pains during bowel movements in the last 4/5 years which have got worse and can be extremely painful but again this at most is only 1 or 2 days a month maximum (severe pain). I have always had ovulation pains these gradually build over a day and can be very painful for about 1/2 hour. I also get pain during sex which can be severe but is more like a shooting pain that may last minutes maximum.
When I had my lap they found my bowel was stuck to my pelvic wall but was able to free it. My good ovary (one tube blocked) is also stuck to my pelvic wall and they wasn't able to free this. They also found some adhesions that may cause the pain I get during sex and this was burned away. One of my tubes is blocked and the other is ok. I therefore feel that this is quite a mild case compared to many other members on here.
I also haven't taken the pill regularly in my lifetime as it upsets my stomach. As this can be one of the treatments for endo again the fact that I haven't taken it seems that I have a mild case?
So what are your symtoms like compared to how heavy your periods are ladies? Is there anyone that like me has light periods as most people seem to have very heavy ones? Thanks xxx