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No endo found after first lap - any idea what it could be?

Nothing of any interest was found at all, for that matter. I have a series of photos that show my perfectly healthy anatomy, and no explanation for my chronic, cyclical pelvic pain. I was wondering if anyone else had had this experience, and could give me any idea what to do now, or to ask my surgeon about at my follow-up appointment in January.

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Hi there sometimes endometriosis can be so microscopic it is not found the best way to know for sure is try some progesterone treatments I know lots of ladies that use prostrap if it controls your pain you most likely have endometriosis. I use natural progesterone cream and that helps my symptoms some ladies use The pill and some a coil. It could also just be you have pelvic inflammation. Did you gynae/Doctor have any suggestions? Either way it is not right to have undiagnosed pain you do need to get to the bottom of it.


Could be endo in the pouch of douglas an area often hard to locate. The other possible option is scar tissue but a lap should technically see evidence of filmy adhesions adhering other organs.

Maybe ask to see an endo adhesion specialist gyne!


You could be like me and show no endo but because the high dose progesterone I take really helps the consultant has diagnosed me with adenomyosis which cannot be seen in a lap until it's made the womb swell enough to notice. I know you probably feel like a fraud now, I know I did when the told me in my 2nd lap that I had nothing wrong. The thing is, our menstrual cycle can affect our bowels and so if it was a bowel problem it would get worse around your period so it might be worth investigating that area too. big hugs xxx


Hi, I´m the same. I had a lap 3 weeks ago and not found any but I need to check with my gp in case is Adenomyosis. I will like to keep in touch with you to see what they say to you. Good luck.


Thanks everyone. I've been taking a combined pill which has helped, however the consultant said that if it helped they'd be more confident that it was endo before doing the lap...

I might ask about adenomyosis or bowel problems...


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