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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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Luna091306
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM
So sorry to hear that. Was it worth it? I've always heard your hormones get out of whack after a hysterectomy.

Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

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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wodntulk2kno1
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I kept my ovaries and I feel so much better after having surgery. No more pain, which was strange because I lived in pain for many years. The only thing I have noticed is I get hot and sweat much more then I ever did. That was expected the first year as I have heard from most people. So my a/c is always on full blast..lol
But its so nice not having to worry about a darn period.


Quoting Luna091306:

So sorry to hear that. Was it worth it? I've always heard your hormones get out of whack after a hysterectomy.



Quoting wodntulk2kno1:

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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shamroc374
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Laparoscopy is the only way they can diagnose it and be sure. I have had 3 surgeries now, and have done lupron twice. My next step is a hysterectomy. They wanted to give me one when I was 25 but said no. They told me that I would most likely never have any more children. I got a nice little surprise when I was 29 and got pregnant. They told me he was a Miracle baby. The pain with endo is horrible. It can control your life with the pain and the excessive periods. Sometimes I have 3 periods a month them will sometimes skip one. It is very horrible and sex is very unbearable with it.
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