Hi I am a 27yr old female who weighs 47kg and is 5'3" in height.
I went to my GP yesterday as I have been getting pain, weakness and stiffness in my left thigh and I get this on a cyclic basis - every three weeks without fail.
She asked me if my periods have been regular and I explained my last one came a week late and when it did start it was painless before gradually intensifying in pain.
With the weakness, it's difficult for me to move my leg or lift it - walking isn't an issue as I'm not using much strength as I would be to lift or walk up stairs, but even when I'm doing nothing it feels like I've got elastic bands constantly snapping against my thigh. Strange description but I can't describe it any other way.
She explained that what could be happening is that I've got some form of inflammation in my pelvic area when the period is due and when the inflammation comes about it may be pressing on the nerves in my spine thus causing the leg weakness and pain.
I shouldn't be one to look things up but when I did google it there seemed to be a few descriptions about endometriosis occuring in the spine.
The GP did say to me if the pain is worse or if it bothers me to come back, and I know that as I've been charting the pain/weakness it's due to start soon.
What I can't understand is that up to now I've had pretty much regular periods, I'm not sexually active and for a period to be as late as a week is unusual for me. The GP checked the range of motion in my legs and there was no problem, and she was confident that it wasn't a muscle or bone problem.
Does anyone think that what I have could be endometriosis? I've had blood tests and abdominal ultrasounds which have all come back normal and I've found it really hard to concentrate at work with this pain.