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Do I have Endo?

Hi, I'm 21 and I have been suffering with severe period pain since the age of 11. I was put onto the pill at 12 and this did relieve the pain for a while but it now doesn't have an affect. I suffer with pelvic pains, back pain and it gets to the point where I can't walk for at least two days of my period because I'm in so much pain. I've been to the doctor and all I get is there's nothing we can do its period pain. I'm really worried and in a lot of pain. Any advice anyone could give me would be much appreciated.

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Change your doctor! If you have period pain so bad you can't walk -that is not normal! Also if you have flooding (a sudden gush of blood) or clots (blobby jelly like bits in your period) that is also worth mentioning. A decent GP will refer you to a gynaecologist for further tests. There are several possible causes for your symptoms including endo.

Really hope you get some answers soon x


Thank you so much for the advice, I'm off to see a new doctor in the morning so hopefully I'll get some answers x


The best thing you can do is push for a referral to a gynaecologist, unfortunately you won't get any answers until then.



Awhh thanks girls,

I'm off for another doctors appointment tomorrow about it because apparently the doctor I saw yesterday wasn't qualified enough to tell me anything! I'm not going to be fobbed off anymore I was all through my teens and to be honest I thought it was normal but it obviously isn't. Hoping I get I referred!

Asif your doctor told you it was poo! I swear most doctors think they know our bodies better than we do!


Well I come back from the doctors frustrated again and have been given an anti - inflammatory called Ponstan Forte. I explained to the doctor I was really concerned that these pains were causing me to be unable to walk at worst and wanted to be referred but she gave me more pills. Really don't know what to do now :(


:-( HI i feel and can relate to this too, i went to my doctors explaining what i was experiencing too-Left side pelvic pain,

left leg pain,

left arm &? chest pain,

shooting pains down my left leg & left side of my back

shape pain in my left side of my head ,



urgency needing to go for a wee & sometimes my left ovary has pain when I do wee, dizzy spells,

feel sick/be sick,

feel tried but struggle to sleep,

heart racing,


sometimes wake in night feel hot,

left belly button pain,

light spotting days before my period

blood clots.


i also struggle to walk esp my left leg, which is where i get most of my pain, from my left ovary and left pelvic pain, she just gave me an anti inflammatory called Mefenamic acid. she said it was my hormones and because i have underactive thyroids, but this all started for me in March 2012, and i got told about my thyroids in September 2012 and on med for it, this started before then and its not the side effects from the med

so i dont know..


Oh no!

Sounds like this gp was just as rubbish. Don't give up. Try the pills and after your next period you can say you've tried it and it (probabaly) did naff all, now refer me!!! I would also ask around friends/family see if you can find a decent gp, if you do have endo you'll need a good relationship with your gp.

Hugs x


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