Do You Have Pelvic Pain

United States
March 4, 2007 5:02pm CST
When I was younger, I had alot of pelvic pain. My husband and I wanted to have six children but I would loose them when I was between 5 and 6 months pregnant. We were very fortunate to have 2 babies before I was forced to have a hysterectomy. Did you know that chronic pelvic pain, painful cramps or painful periods, and pain during or after s*x can all be symptoms of a gynecological disease called endometriosis? And did you know that endometriosis can be treated? If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor. There are many wonderful drugs available today by presciption to help with the pain and to treat enometrosis. Years ago, when I had it, there was not as many meds available. If you are experienceing any of the pain above, please see a Doctor as soon as possible. It man be something simple and they can help you. Pain is a very personal thing and each of us deal with it in different ways. Dont let pain ruin your life.
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• United States
28 Apr 07
Yes,I've heard about endometriosis.I was tested for it as I was and still am suffering a great deal of pelvic pain . I was diagnosed with fibroids 2 years ago but can't afford the procedure to have them removed.
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• United States
28 Apr 07
Pelvic pain is no fun at all, no matter what the cause is.
• United States
4 Apr 07
I had endrometriosis, and had a total hysterectomy because of it. I was always in constant pain.
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• Canada
4 Apr 07
I'm glad things worked out for you. I agree, don't let pain ruin your life. I have a friend that battle a weight problem and over came it. We started a blog that helps women and their health. Check it out if you have a chance. http://womenshealthmadeeasy.blogspot.com
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@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
7 Mar 07
Endo is such a pain! I was diagnosed with it my my doctor, but felt it was not bad enough to do anything about at the time. It kept getting worse and when I went back I had to see a different Dr. as mine had moved to a different office. This Dr told me I was having PMS! I know better as I have friends and most do not have symptoms like I do. She put me on Depo. to see if it helps. I got the shot 6 weeks ago and have been on my period for 4 weeks now. The cramps are not as bad but I do not know if it is worth it. I do not even want to talk about my long time BF's reaction to this! I go back in 3 weeks to tell her how I am doing. I went online and found a lot of good info about the symptoms and cures.I found that a lot of Dr. do not want to listen to you about this, you need to make them understand that this is not normal cramps your having. In hindsite I wish I had searched to find out more before I went to see the 2nd Dr. I think I would have gotten better results from the visit. I did find one great site thatallows you to keep track of your menstal cycle, and is good for any woman. Check it out. It is for menopausal women also to track there symptoms. http://www.mymonthlycycles.com/home.jsp
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
5 Mar 07
thanks for the info- my periods have been getting more and more painful since meopause started- i will talk to my dr and see what they say
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@GardenGerty (90274)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Mar 07
I was very surprised when I had my hysterectomy, due to fibroids, that I had endometriosis, very badly, but I had not had the symptoms that go with it. I must have developed it after my two pregnancies. They went without a hitch. Thanks to my endo. I had to have ovaries removed, and cleaning everything up took an extra hour and a half on my surgery. I know my friends always had a lot of pain, and that is part of how their endometriosis was diagnosed. Your doctor can be a very good friend.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Mar 07
Yeah I get a lot of menstraul pain. When I was younger I use to get sick but now I just have cramps. I take over the counter pain relivers that seems to help. I think i am going through menopause. I mean there are some months I skip and some months I have menstral cycles twice.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
I have had endometriosis since I was 12. I fought with many doctors trying to get a diagnosis, and finally at age 15 they did a laporoscopy. Found stage 2 endometriosis. From age 15, to age 21 I had 6 more surguries. I had tried all the options they had out, which include: Birth control 6 different pills,the patch, and nuva ring, I did lupron twice, and did more tests. Well when I was 21, I was told I now have adenomyosis and I now had stage 3 endometriosis. Nothing helped ease my pain, I hopet that one day someone is able to find a cure for this, because I am now 22 years old and just had a hysterectomy last month. I am 3 weeks post op now. The pain had ruined my life for too many years. This is something that should not be just let go. I dont think anyway. And If you have endometriosis, I woudlnt suggest letting your regular OB/GYN diagnose you, and do your lap. Get a second opinion at a reproductive endocrinologist. I wish I would have done that first, because my endocrinologist said that the chances of getting everything would have been better if I had seen him first. This is because a ob/gyn is not specialized in cutting out the endo, but they burn it. Which leaves particles of the endo still in you, and it doesnt take long for it to come back. I hope that everyone with this condition has some pain free days!