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Started So Young

When I was 7 years old I woke up to a stabbing pain at 2am. Got rushed to the hospital and nothing was found.

The pain increased with time

When I was young I would have a flare maybe 1-2 times a year (2am most times) but as I got older the pain increased and started having flares more often. Went to the ER multiple times for nothing to be found. Lost friends and jobs because of the pain.

The doctor that finally listened

Finally, at the age of 24 I had a dr say let’s do exploratory surgery and they found endometriosis. Since then it’s been a crazy life but at least I have a diagnosis and a great support system that no longer thinks it’s just in my head.

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