Hi Everyone, i thought i would try this web site for a bit of help and support this in brief is my story.. My name is Sarah i am 38, married with 3 children 15, 7 and 3
18Months ago i was admited to hospital with severe left handed pain, after swabs and inspections they finnaly found a 5cm cyst on my ovary, however i had other Symptoms, constant fatigue,bleeding after intercorse, pain during intercorse, heavy periods and clots. GP Consultant and myself all thought it was endometriosis.
After a lot more polking around and waiting for more consultant appointments they did a laparoscopy, which came back clear. I was told that i had a very health cervix etc and that i had nothing gynecologically wrong with me and that it may be a bowel complaint.
Again after waiting for a bowel consultant to see me, he didnt seem anything wrong and that would cause all of the above.
In Feb i went to my GP and asked for a second oppinion, it envolves me driving 30 miles to each appointment but as long as i get seen i dont care. In March i was sent for an MRI scan, which didnt show any endometriosis but did show some disease in my colon, she then refussed to see or treat me untill i went back to the bowel guy...anyway after alot of chasing round and and 4 month waiting the disease that showed up is no where near the pain and is very comon and nothing to worry about.
At my last gyny app she mentioned in passing that my problem could be when the womb lining grows into the musle, i asked would this show up on the Lap and she said no. (i googled it and came up with Adenomyosis) i have every one of the sypmtoms, the massive pressure when i am on my period in my pelvis and dragging sensation down my legs, also dizzy spells. When i asked her if it wasnt endo why did i still feel so poorly she souted back are you wanting a Hysterectomy??
I have my follow up app for this next week, and a guarantee from the bowel cons it is nothing to do with my colon.
I felt like crap now for 18 months, my issue is why did no one think to consider this before, it could have saved me and my family an awful lot of upset and pressure on my husband. Most weekends i am spent in bed, i have had to dramaticaly reduce my work load at work.
I have got to the point now that if they did offer me a Hyst i would snap their hand off.
There seems to be a lot of people out there that has/had Endo but Adenomyosis still seems quite a new thing.
Hope that all make sence, would be great to hear from anyone with any help or advice or any knowlage of all this