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How do they test for endometriosis? (May be tmi)

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I had a baby 4 months ago. The year before my pregnancy and since his birth my periods have been horrendous. My period is due tomorrow but I've been cramping for a week. I've had diarrhea on and off with some nausea too. I also noticed some bright red blood in my stool a couple of days ago. Would they have picked endometriosis up during my pregnancy? Could it be something else? My paps came back normal but I feel like something is wrong.
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by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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wodntulk2kno1
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Yeah you need to tell your doctor. It could also be scar tissue. You just need to find a doctor who will listen to you.


Quoting Luna091306:

It's getting worse. I haven't had pain during intercourse but the cramps are unbearable! Bms are painful as well. This just started a year before my pregnancy. I dont know what's going on. :(



Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

You dont sound like you have endo. It is horrible pain! During your period, painful sex, pain that just comes on from physical activities. I personally think my my own experience they will probably give you bc to try and make your periods lighter. I had to deal with all this stuff for years before they finally figured it out. I already had 4 kids and they never discovered this when I was pregnant. Also besides the biopsy they can do exploratory surgery which I had after the biopsy came back positive. They ended up removing the endo only to come back a year later. I have had every step that finally ended with a hysterectomy.

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tnmommy5
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM
I have severe endometriosis and can give you any info you want. Pm me and ask what you want to know.
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BeAmour
by Tonya on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:09 PM
I was dx with it via Laparoscopy.

Funny timing bc I.just had my 4th laparoscopy done in Tuesday and recovering still.
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Luna091306
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM
I've always had 8 day periods and they are heavy but nothing like that. :/


Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Oh and I cant forget when I would be filling up pads or tampons every 15 min and feeling like crap. I went to emergency and the just excused it as a heavy period for 13 days..ugg!




Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Yes, but its not a for sure way to really tell. I actually ended up going to a specialist after many years because living in pain and not knowing when I was going to bleed or bleed for months was really taking a toll on my body.






Quoting Luna091306:

Is there any way they could tell during a regular pap or is it something they look into due to symptoms? I've had a cervical biopsy done. It hurt like hell. :(







The shit women go through, as if periods and pregnancy aren't enough!








Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Biopsy of your uterine lining. It is performed in office. They say to take advil or motrin for the pain. Lies..it does not help. I had this done 2 times once in motrin the other on pain killers. Each time it brought tears to my eyes, its fairly quick but hurts like hell. The 3rd time my doctor wanted to do it I said hell no.


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wodntulk2kno1
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM
I never had heavy periods or cramps till I had my tubes tied.


Quoting Luna091306:

I've always had 8 day periods and they are heavy but nothing like that. :/





Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Oh and I cant forget when I would be filling up pads or tampons every 15 min and feeling like crap. I went to emergency and the just excused it as a heavy period for 13 days..ugg!






Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Yes, but its not a for sure way to really tell. I actually ended up going to a specialist after many years because living in pain and not knowing when I was going to bleed or bleed for months was really taking a toll on my body.








Quoting Luna091306:

Is there any way they could tell during a regular pap or is it something they look into due to symptoms? I've had a cervical biopsy done. It hurt like hell. :(









The shit women go through, as if periods and pregnancy aren't enough!










Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Biopsy of your uterine lining. It is performed in office. They say to take advil or motrin for the pain. Lies..it does not help. I had this done 2 times once in motrin the other on pain killers. Each time it brought tears to my eyes, its fairly quick but hurts like hell. The 3rd time my doctor wanted to do it I said hell no.



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Luna091306
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Omg, that would freak me out. Did you finally get it treated? What did they do?

Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

I never had heavy periods or cramps till I had my tubes tied.




Quoting Luna091306:

I've always had 8 day periods and they are heavy but nothing like that. :/








Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Oh and I cant forget when I would be filling up pads or tampons every 15 min and feeling like crap. I went to emergency and the just excused it as a heavy period for 13 days..ugg!








Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Yes, but its not a for sure way to really tell. I actually ended up going to a specialist after many years because living in pain and not knowing when I was going to bleed or bleed for months was really taking a toll on my body.










Quoting Luna091306:

Is there any way they could tell during a regular pap or is it something they look into due to symptoms? I've had a cervical biopsy done. It hurt like hell. :(











The shit women go through, as if periods and pregnancy aren't enough!












Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Biopsy of your uterine lining. It is performed in office. They say to take advil or motrin for the pain. Lies..it does not help. I had this done 2 times once in motrin the other on pain killers. Each time it brought tears to my eyes, its fairly quick but hurts like hell. The 3rd time my doctor wanted to do it I said hell no.



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Luna091306
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Nevermind you said you had a hysterectomy. Duh. Lol
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wodntulk2kno1
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Lol..I did every procedure that leads up to a hysterectomy and alot of other surgeries in between.


Quoting Luna091306:

Omg, that would freak me out. Did you finally get it treated? What did they do?



Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

I never had heavy periods or cramps till I had my tubes tied.






Quoting Luna091306:

I've always had 8 day periods and they are heavy but nothing like that. :/











Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Oh and I cant forget when I would be filling up pads or tampons every 15 min and feeling like crap. I went to emergency and the just excused it as a heavy period for 13 days..ugg!










Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Yes, but its not a for sure way to really tell. I actually ended up going to a specialist after many years because living in pain and not knowing when I was going to bleed or bleed for months was really taking a toll on my body.












Quoting Luna091306:

Is there any way they could tell during a regular pap or is it something they look into due to symptoms? I've had a cervical biopsy done. It hurt like hell. :(













The shit women go through, as if periods and pregnancy aren't enough!














Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

Biopsy of your uterine lining. It is performed in office. They say to take advil or motrin for the pain. Lies..it does not help. I had this done 2 times once in motrin the other on pain killers. Each time it brought tears to my eyes, its fairly quick but hurts like hell. The 3rd time my doctor wanted to do it I said hell no.




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Endo.girl
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Honestly it doesn't sound like endo. Endo you get pain out of. Nowhere and not just around the time you get your period. It gets so bad you can't walk. And íf it came on after you got pergo its highly unlikely. As pregnancy can balance the hormones out and stop it from progressing as fast. I was diagnosed at 22 but had symptoms from 13. A 13 day period is kinda abnormal. Ur doc will likely try bc first to regulate everything. If it is endo then the bc won't do anything.
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Endo.girl
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Honestly it doesn't sound like endo. Endo you get pain out of. Nowhere and not just around the time you get your period. It gets so bad you can't walk. And íf it came on after you got pergo its highly unlikely. As pregnancy can balance the hormones out and stop it from progressing as fast. I was diagnosed at 22 but had symptoms from 13. A 13 day period is kinda abnormal. Ur doc will likely try bc first to regulate everything. If it is endo then the bc won't do anything.
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