If you've been experiencing bowel pain, extreme tiredness then this is worth chatting to your Dr about. Did you know that many women are told they have IBS when in fact it's Endo? Yet on endo treatment they still have significant pain? This maybe because something else is a problem as well. Bowel pains can trigger pelvic pain as the nerves can get confused and pass on cross referred pain. Coeliac disease can be diagnosed via a simple blood test (+ endoscopy). It is an auto-immune disease which runs in families that means that the body attacks itself when it eats (wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt or their derivatives. Often symptoms include tiredness (sleeping 12 hrs a day), low levels of iron, B12 + vitamin D. Plus weight loss or weight gain, stomach problems (in some people). Any history of Osteoporosis/ Thyroid Disease mean you maybe more liable for Coeliac Disease. Many of our members were diagnosed with Coeliac Disease & then discovered that their ongoing pelvic, hip, back pains were actually endometriosis as well. So it's worth asking your Doctor for a coeliac disease blood test.
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