Im very apprehensive if this will actually fix my problems, would love to hear of your experience and how your symptoms were when it comes to Endometriosis?
In about 8 weeks time in going in for a laparoscopy, my gynecologist will be removing any endometriosis, if its there, and also fitting the mirena in place.
This has been a last resort, I have had many ultrasounds done and they show up "nothing of concern" according to other GPs and previous gynecologists.
things that have been found on sonograms are: my uterus is retroverted and my right ovary is "tucked" behind my uterus and is close to my bowels. Also some cysts have been found in the past but non at present. My endometrium lining on my uterus is also "abnormally thick" and "small masses were found" according to sonogram reports.
during pelvic exams they found my cervix to be covered in lesions but all pap smears and colosopys have come back clear.
I also had a c-section birth and recent sonograms have found lesions and masses along the incision.
Some of the symptoms I'm having is
>Shocking pain during sex, It's bad.. And can last for many days after sex.
I also have heavy bleeding and clotting after sex that can last for about a week and can get quite heavy.
> pain during mid cycle, it's almost as bad as my period pain that can cause me to be bedridden some days.
> spotting between periods
> pain in my legs a few days before my period is due, it's more annoying than painful.
> heavy, large clotting during period, my period will last 8-10 days. I usually fill up a maternity pad in an hour.
> Becoming anemic after a periods.
> pain before, during, and after a bowel movement and blood in stool, I'm constipated when I'm not on my period but when I'm on my period I have diarrhea.
>terrible migraine attacks during my period and mid cycle.
> somedays my pelvic region feels tender and swollen even though it's not.
These symptoms have been going on for about 7 years now and as each month passes it slowly gets worse.
I seen a new GYNO and he thinks it's it endo, where as other have said its all in my head and I need to loose weight, I am now down to a "healthy BMI weight" and no change at all.
My half sister has PCOS & Two of my sister have Endo, so does my mum so I know what it is, but there symptoms have just been trouble falling pregnant and nothing else.. However I had no trouble falling pregnant with my dd. Which leads me to think it isn't Endo or PCOS.
I did bleed during my pregnancy all the way up until she was born but it wasn't heavy. Just a constant light bleed.
Will this laparoscopy and mirena give me any quality of life back?
What was your experience?
I'm also worried they won't find anything and I'm back to square one.
I just can't do all this any more! It's horrible.
I can't have sex, im in pain for about 2-3 weeks out of the month.
I'm just sick to death of bleeding and pain!
I'm sorry if this sounds rude but I'm just at my whits end with it all.
I don't know what to expect after all of it.
And I'm constantly thinking I'm something quite serious could be going on.
All of it is really getting me down.
Would love some support/Advise on the laparoscopy or just how to deal with it in general.
Thank in advance