I seem to have had one gynae problem or other for years and was told that I have endometriosis about 8 years ago when the surgeon who was taking out my appendix at the time found it all over that area. Interestingly, I'd already had an investigative lap done the year before to try and find the cause of lower abdominal pain but the gynaecologists only found that I had PCOS and made no mention of endo.
Anyway, I've been having the periods from hell for at least five years but haven't done anything about them as when I last saw a gynaecologist who suggested the Pill, we were still trying (in vain) for a third child. My periods seem to last longer than they ever did - a full week now - and are heavy and clotty pretty much the whole time (I'm changing twice through the night on a couple of nights of the week).
My question is that for the past three or four months I've been getting abdominal pains and discomfort lasting a couple of weeks immediately following on from the end of my period - this month the pain started about halfway through my period. I get a bloated abdomen too although this goes up and down. This time I have got no appetite and feel full as soon as I've taken a bite or two of food - I've never had this before - although my tummy did not stay bloated for very long. I've still got the pains now although my period finished last Friday.
I have scared myself silly reading on the internet what these symptoms could potentially mean and I have got an appointment with the GP tomorrow afternoon. I was wondering with my sensible head on though if this could all be due to endometriosis and if anyone else had experience strange patterns of pain with their endo?