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Possible endometriosis

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Hi,

I attended a gynaecologist consultation yesterday after bleeding for 6 weeks and in constant cramps, waking me up at night. They basically said to try a different pill. After I insisted for the internal ultrasound she said I have possible endometriosis but was trying to put me off having the diagnostic larascopic surgery. After having the internal ultra sound I’m now bleeding heavily and have bad cramps. Has anyone else experienced bleeding like this on the pill ? I just feel like I have wasted my money and I have got no further :(

Thanks .

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Hi, some forms of contraception can cause persistent bleeding. My sister had the contraceptive implant and she bled every day for two months, once it was removed the bleeding stopped and she now has the contraceptive injection with no problems. If you don't feel you have had a proper diagnosis which it sounds like you haven't, I suggest maybe finding a different gynaecologist or going back to your doctor and explaining you want further investigation. You know your own body better than anyone so don't let one gynaecologist fob you off with an inconclusive diagnosis.

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rebecca1999 in reply to Sar94

Hi thank you for this reply. This happened to me on different forms on contraception and I have issues with intercourse bleeding and pain etc. I was suggested to try the injections? And I would love a further opinion although it is very expensive over here to pay for it , and to go through the NHS you may wait for years .

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Sar94 in reply to rebecca1999

I feel for you, different types of contraception can wreak havoc on your body. I trialled virtually every hormone combination of pill there was before finding one that worked for me. Maybe try the injection and if your symptoms don't settle push your doctor for that referral. I know from experience that NHS referrals take an age before you are seen but you shouldn't be made to wait around especially when you have a history of issues on your medical record. Sometimes if you really push on your doctor and tell them how much its impacting on daily life and your mental health they can fast track you a referral.

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Sar94 in reply to Sar94

Or maybe try a hormone free form of contraception such as the copper IUD? It may be the hormones that are messing with you.

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rebecca1999 in reply to Sar94

I could not have the copper IUD as my periods were so heavy and I was diagnosed with dysmenorrhea when I was 13, since then I’ve taken many forms of it and none of them can seem to help the heaviness and pain I experience on them. But they’re the worst they’ve ever been now and Im 21

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Sar94 in reply to rebecca1999

In that case I would go back to your doctor and say you want a referral. Most people assume periods get better once you leave your teens but mine got more painful and heavy once I turned 21 and now at 26 unless I'm on the pill they're horrendous and so irregular.

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rebecca1999 in reply to Sar94

Thank you for all the replies. Were you diagnosed with anything?

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Sar94 in reply to rebecca1999

Nothing to do with my ovaries/womb but I was diagnosed with low folate and anaemia which contribute to an irregular cycle. I have a history of eating disorders which have also played havoc with my cycle due to low body fat and low levels of oestrogen.

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Sar94 in reply to Sar94

If you haven't had blood tests I would ask for them to see if there's an imbalance in your hormones and folate/ferritin/iron levels. I was prescribed folate tablets and after a few months on them my periods did become more regular but due to the pain they caused I went on the pill again.

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