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Possible Endo?? Help!

I wonder if anybody else is having the same things as me, would be great to get some advice! I have suffered from recurrent UTI's for about 6/7 months now and the doctors repeatedly prescribe antibiotics. I have been asked whether I have IBS which I don't as tests were done. However, I have been told that Endo and IBS get mixed up sometimes.

I usually have this bloating, dull ache and pain mainly in my sides which sometimes is severe. I have a strong family history of Endo and cysts as my mother, grandmother and sister have all had Endo.

Any advice on what I should do? GP won't give me an appointment for 3 weeks and not sure if I can wait that long.

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Hiya, unfortunately the only way to detect endo is by laparoscopy, if pain gets too severe then i would go to a and e and they will probably test you there, it cuts out months of waiting to find out, good luck


Thank you for your response. Will bear that in mind. I appreciate the advice :)


Endo can affect the bladder - I often get UTI symptoms which are just endo related. An ultra sound would often spot a cyst, and is often a first step to rule out fluid filled cysts.

The best thing is to keep a basic diary (even a outlook calendar will do) of your symptoms - it can help to show that your problems are cyclical and therefore the Dr is more likely to take it seriously and refer you. The more evidence the better.

Good luck!


Thank you so much for your response! I will definitely try out your idea of keeping a diary! Brilliant suggestion. Hope your well :)


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