So when I was 19 I was diagnosed with endometriosis. How I had found out was I had a tubal pregnancy and my OB/GYN showed me the pictures of the scar tissue on my organs and explain why I had a tubal pregnancy.
Pain for as long as I can remember
I had always had painful periods, bowel problems and constant urination. My second Tubal pregnancy I was 21 and the doctor advised me to get it a hysterectomy. I was so young at the time I really didn’t want to because even though I only had a 10% chance of having kids I really wanted to take that chance. Which he did tell me that I would live with a lot of pain if I did not get one. I’ve had three miscarriages and still deal with a lot of pelvic and lower back pain.
Good and bad days
My heart go’s out to other women who deal with this because it is very painful and uncomfortable to deal with. It’s really hard to explain to others who don’t know what it’s like. The best way I know how to explain it is, it’s like cancer growing in side of your body except they really don’t have a why of stopping it or how it even happened. I do have my good and bad days. I become used to most of the pain except some of my really bad days where all I can do is lay with a heating pad. Yoga and stretching do help. Sit ups are very painful sometimes so my advise be careful if you do them maybe take a day or two in between I think maybe it’s because it causes a lot of inflammation and want to avoid it as much as possible.
How long did it take before you received an endometriosis diagnosis?