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Jodee’s Story (Endometriosis)

Jodee's Story EndometriosisHello all! So I am very new to all this and am looking for advice! It all started a year ago, when I was having such horrible stomach aches that I would get up in the middle of the night throwing up and having diarrhea. I went to the doctor, who was not a gastroenterologist, and he told me I had IBS. Okay fine, so I got used to it. But it got worse, so I tried a specialist. They did an ultrasound, and they found gallstones, so in January 2014, I had my gallbladder removed by laparoscopy.

Months after the surgery, I was having pain on my right side under my rib cage and was still having stomach problems. I went to a couple different doctors, and they said I was fine and that this is what happens after gallbladder surgery. Okay, no big deal, but the pain never stopped, and now the pain was in my right pelvic area. The pain was so bad I didn’t know what was happening. I would cough, and the pain started. I would sit and get up and almost bend over, the pain would be so bad. I thought I had a cyst, so I went to my gyno, and she did an ultrasound, and it wasn’t that. So she thought I twisted my ovary because of how bad the pain was. So she sent me to the ER and had all these tests done, and it wasn’t that. So I went back to see her, and she now wants to do laparoscopic surgery to see if it’s endo and where it is. She had me stop my birth control, which was the Nuva ring. My periods are heavy for about two days. I bleed through a super tampon within a half hour. That was how bad my last period was. I’m just nervous about the surgery and would like someone’s opinion to see if this is the right thing to do.

Jodee
New York
Submitted 03/12/2015

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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2 comments

  1. Hi there. So I just went to urgent care and they did an ultrasound and found a mass on my left ovary and as the Dr. Said “junk” in my pelvic area so she thought I might have endo. But my mom had endo as well and she got two laparoscopys done before she got a hysterectomy. All I can say is that its I guess the only way to know for sure if you have endo but its only a temporary fix.

  2. Thanks for the reply!

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