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Symptoms??

Hey everyone,
I'm new here but for the past 2 years I've been having EXTREME pelvic pain & lower backaches. This gets so much worse during & before & after my period. This is accompanied by rectal pain, pain & pressure while pooping, constipation, nausea, & leg pains. My first period was when I was 10 & im 18 now. They've always been super irregular, sometimes they don't come at all or come 2 times a month & spotting. I've had pelvic ultrasounds to rule out cysts & nothing. Has anyone had this ?

  1. Hello @ovariesmightkillme, thanks for reaching out. The symptoms you describe sound like they could be endometriosis, but this needs to be diagnosed by a doctor. With endometriosis, ultrasounds are not enough, and the only way to diagnose the disease is through a laparoscopy. I am attaching a link with information on the ways to diagnose the disease:
    https://endometriosis.net/diagnosis/
    And also, a link to an article about symptoms:
    https://endometriosis.net/symptoms/
    I hope this helps, please reach out if you need more information or have any more questions. We are here for you 😀 - Jessie (team member)

    1. Thank you! I'm just a little confused & anxious on how to tell my doc these symptoms & her not do anything about it!

    2. It's completely understandable to be nervous, but it sounds like you have a good grasp of what's going on. The more specific you can get with symptoms and their timing, the better! Keep us updated on your progress! - Keri (team member)

  2. Hi there @ovariesmightkillme, just wanted to check in and see how you are doing! I certainly have had your symptoms before. Were you ever able to receive a diagnosis or find any relief? -Kimberli (Team Member)

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