I'm 31 and have always had very heavy and painful periods that for the last 3-4 years have been every 3 months (doctors told me this was just my 'normal') Sex has always been painful but localized to the right side. My periods are so painful Percocet doesn't even cut through the pain, my legs hurt and at times it feels like my whole body hurts to move. Last November I started having bladder issues and thought it was a UTI- test came back negative. The odd part is, this only bothers me when I lay down; every night unless I'm laying a certain way or when I'd have my period-possibly bc I'm in so much pain I don't notice it. Occasionally bowel movements will leave send this shooting pain up my back and down my legs. Anyways, I haven't had my period in 6 months (zero chance I'm pregnant and I'm not on birth control), and went to the doctor about 3 months ago. An ultrasound came back normal, and my bloodwork only showed I was severely low on iron. A pap smear has come back abnormal last week but the doctor doesn't seem to be in a rush to get the results to me or discuss them (can endo be noticed on a pap smear?). I've been having brown discharge like old blood off and on for the last few weeks, along with what I consider "phantom" PMS and cramping.
I'm curious if anyone else has had issues like this related to endometriosis? I know some of the symptoms match, but what's throwing me is the bladder issue and the total lack of period.