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Endometriosis Symptoms in Menopause

I am new to this site and forum. I was diagnosed with endometriosis during perimenopause through laparoscopy. I have now been in menopause for the past 6 years, and have continued to experience some pain with my endometrial implants (removed in laparoscopy, but returned). When I mentioned this to my ob/gyn, it was immediately dismissed since I am menopausal. I have never been on HRT. Although pain with the implants is not severe, I also experience flu-like symptoms (primarily body aches, fatigue) very frequently (anywhere from every 2 weeks to monthly) that, before I was menopausal, I would refer to as my "monthly flu" as I felt there was a connection between that and my cycle. Although this improved for the first few years after menopause, it has returned in the last year or so. Does any of this ring any bells with anyone?

  1. Hello @Endo-in-meno I am sorry that you’re having to suffer though such symptoms and that your doctors don’t seem to be the most supportive ones right now. Endometriosis and its symptoms can still carry on even with the menopause happening too. Have you spoken to an endometriosis specialist about what you're experiencing?

    I hope some other members of our community chime in. We all have such unique experiences, and are all at different stages, there should be someone going through what you’re experiencing. In the meantime, I am attaching a few links that could be of help to you.

    https://endometriosis.net/clinical/menopause/
    https://endometriosis.net/living/menstrual-cycle-changes/
    https://endometriosis.net/q-and-a/possible-interaction-other-organs/

    Please let us know if you have further questions – Jessie (team member)

    1. Thank you so much for your kind reply and for sharing the links! I have not seen an endometriosis specialist, as I do not know how to find one in my area. I can't imagine how I would find one just by cold calling ob/gyn offices and getting only a receptionist to ask "does the dr. believe in endometriosis after menopause"?? If anyone knows how to find such a specialist (i.e. a listing someplace?), it would be greatly appreciated!

      1. No, I am not. Thank you for the suggestion and for your reply!

      2. You are very welcome! Please reach out anytime you need, we are here for you @endo-in-meno <3 -Kimberli (Team Member)

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