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Symptoms of endometriosis

Hello, I am 26 years old. January 2020 I came off the depo injection to hope to become pregnant. Going to be strange but November 2020 was the first time ever I had come on my period. Late starter I guess. Didn't think anything of it
January 2021 I had a awful pain on my left side under my rib all the way to left my ovary. For 4 months coming in and out of hospital. They thought it was my injection playing up as been on it for a few years, to actucally find a hemorrhage ovulation cyst size of a gold ball. We still were trying for a baby but not often as I have given up some hope. They pain has come every month for 2 weeks when on my period and even worse when ovaliting. I went on the mini pill June 2021 to help and the cyst has gone however the pain is still there.

Pain:
Painful sex
Heavy weight on my left side everyday. Mild then for 2 weeks strong.
Heavy bleeding about 5 pads a day
Feels when laying down someone has placed bricks on my side

They think it is endometriosis and are doing keyhole when they can for a camera to make sure.
Has anyone else had any of theses symptoms or stories of people like me?
Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  1. Hi , goodness, it sure does sound like you are going through a lot. I'm so sorry to hear that and my heart is going out to you dear, Lucy. I have not personally experienced what you mentioned above but I do know that those symptoms you are experiencing are not uncommon for those in this community to experience. I am going to leave quite a few articles here addressing a few things while we wait for others to chime in.
    https://endometriosis.net/clinical/ovarian-endometriomas
    https://endometriosis.net/living/painful-sex
    https://endometriosis.net/living/fix-painful-sex
    https://endometriosis.net/living/bleeding-anemia

    I hope some of those articles help for now while we wait. You mentioned getting a procedure done to take a closer look at what's going on. Has that been scheduled yet Lucy? Please keep us posted! ๐Ÿ’›Thinking of you, Kayleigh, Endometriosis.net team

    1. Thank you so much.
      I really needed that today. I will have a look at the websites. I really appreciate it. They haven't yet said when I'm booked in, waiting for gynecologist to send me another appointment but can take weeks, months or up to a year. Hopefully soon, positive vibes ๐Ÿค˜ Thank you again ๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. Dang , weeks months or up to a year?! Probably some of my least favorite things to hear from a doctor's office. Just get me in asap please! Please keep us posted on when you get a date! Sending lots of love your way! ๐Ÿ’› Kayleigh, Endometriosis.net team

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