See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

absent_chaos

890d

hi so I recently learned about endo and I'm worried I might have it, looking at different symptoms of it and I have most of them, how do I know for sure? btw I live in America and don't have free Healthcare..

Top reply
    • CaLeJi1994

      886d

      Try going to the health department or even planned Parenthood. They're very low cost options and are relatively reliable.

    • CaLeJi1994

      886d

      Try going to the health department or even planned Parenthood. They're very low cost options and are relatively reliable.

    • Mila

      887d

      I was diagnosed by a specialist by clinical symptoms and US test. Because I have large lesions, It was easier to see on ultrasound, but in the hands of experienced imaging specialists maybe it's also possible to see small lesions. I think it will be cheaper than laproscopic surgery but it's not that accurate.

    • absent_chaos

      888d

      Okay thanks

    • Rosie_Posey

      889d

      From what I’ve understood most women with endo- know they have endo. Diagnostic surgery is a huge expense but many doctors who are familiar with the condition can and will help without the for sure diagnosis because the symptoms are manageable with medication in many women. If you have a planned parenthood or an alpha omega near you they may be your best option for your first steps of getting help!! This is a miserable condition and you deserve help regardless of insurance status

    • SaffronAcr

      889d

      I lived with endometriosis and adhesions since 2001. Knowing I was in a lot of pain but not getting anywhere with ObGyn doctors. They only had me take birth control as the only thing to help. 2006 I became a advocate for my health and went to a Pelvic Pain Specialist. I got a lot of my uncertainty about not knowing what was going on exactly and being educated and informed by the physician in one appointment. Including an ultrasound that showed I had Pelvic Pain Congestion in my left ovary. I had laparoscopic surgery and was confirmed endometriosis and adhesions. I had some relief from pain but it all came back. By 2013, I had been diagnosed with PMDD and was just constantly in pain. I made the decision to get the hysterectomy. I had been holding out in the knowing of possibility of conceiving again. I was no longer able to handle everything anymore. Having the hysterectomy was the best decision I have made. I had extensive endometriosis again. So, it was never going to be gone. Just cycling back after removal. I have so much relief from pain, not having a cycle each month which I only felt okay 1 week out of the month. I have freedom I feel. Also I don’t know how I was capable of dealing with so much constant pain for so many years. I have no regrets and encourage women to take charge of their healthcare. If you feel right that a hysterectomy is good for you, do it! But, follow your instincts and intuition first. It is a major surgery and has ability to cause emotional distress with losing the female reproductive system. Also, have you checked to see if you qualify for Medicaid where you live? I believe they have an expansion program which makes a lot of people able to get access to medical care. If not, I would at least try and apply to see. Good luck with your journey! ❤️ 🙏

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion