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Lozarrr

257d

Hi. I have just joined and I'm going to tell you my symptoms. Every month after I stop ovulating I have severe pain in the bottom left side of my abdomen. It can last upto a few days into my period. It's always at the same time every month. It starts off with slight pain and as the days go on I have extreme pain to the point when I cannot walk properly without being hunched over. The pain goes into my left hip and hits the nerves all the way down to my ankle. It hurts to pee when I'm in this amount of pain. I sit on the toilet and it's fine untill I let my pee out and then I'm almost crying mid pee. When I sit down I have to sit very slowly and carefully because the pain that shoots through my bum is unbearable. I have 2 kids. 9 & 2. My 2 year old daughter is always climbing and sometimes she will climb onto the sofa and elbow me in the stomach and let me tell you, the shreik I let out everytime is awful. The pain is that bad I cannot pick my daughter up or stand up with a straight back. My gyne told me I have ovulation pain but the doctor thinks I have endometriosis but I'm unsure. Im now on the copper coil but my periods have always been really heavy and irregular. I'm just wondering if anyone else who has been diagnosed with endo experiences the same kinda thing? Obvs I haven't been diagnosed yet but the doctors are struggling to find the cause. I've been re-reffered to the gyne to see if they can do a laparoscopy to see if they can find any scar tissue. It hurts so bad sometimes to even have sex too. I know it's a long read so if you've taken the time to read this then thankyou so much. I'm at the point now where I don't know where to turn and when I saw this app advertised I soon downloaded it lol

    • AnimalBoy

      256d

      That sounds more like PCOS or endometriosis, based on timing i would wager PCOS. Ovarian cysts typically form because the egg follicles didn't burst to release the egg during ovulation and instead remain to swell with fluids and turn into a cyst so they most often start to form directly after ovulation even if the pain doesn't start right away. As they grow the pain gets worse so they present as an increasing amount of pain until it bursts, which is unbearably painful, and most often it drains in a way that just looks like spotting or even a period depending usually on the size of the cyst. If your menstrual cycle and the burst happen at the same time it can look like a really extreme period. Also as the cyst grows your bladder, colon, and even spine in some positions and with severe cases can press on it and make it significantly more painful causing pain while using the bathroom. They've been described to me as "worse than labor" by a mother of 3 and I most definitely believed her. However it's possible that you have endometriosis scarring that is mimicking it and iirc badly placed scarring and the accompanying hormonal imbalances can cause or worsen cysts, so it may be best to get checked for both if possible.

    • Sunflower.System

      257d

      Before PCOS and birth control, my periods were terrible like that. Feel like my bits are gonna fall out, heavy flow, pain and bleeding during intimate moments, and inability to exist without ibuprofen on my period. My cramps would be so bad I couldn't eat for the first 2 days of my monthly. I got diagnosed with adenomyosis. Endometriosis is just as painful. Both conditions are some of the most painful ones to exist.

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