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Kristen’s Story (Endometriosis)

Kristen's Story (Endo)It all started with a hemorrhagic cyst on my right ovary in May 2013. The pain never went away like they said it would. But endometriosis wasn’t a real consideration because I didn’t have any bleeding and my periods weren’t that bad. The only symptom I had was chronic pelvic pain. After dismissing other causes, my doctor agreed to do a diagnostic laparoscopy this last October, and confirmed it was endometriosis.

I was extremely lucky to have a doctor that listened to me. However, even though most of the endometriosis was removed, it did nothing to help my pain. I continued to have chronic pelvic pain despite trying Lupron as well. It had been nine months of constant, endless pain. The only time I never felt pain was when I was sleep. Now it was getting worse to the point that I couldn’t function, couldn’t sleep, and couldn’t make it to my graduate classes.

But I was luckily to see a specialist who listened and was able to get me into surgery again quickly. I just had my second surgery and they were able to remove all the endometriosis and a lot of scar tissue that was probably contributing to the pain. I hope that this time I will get some pain relief so that I can have my life back, but regardless I will keep fighting!

Kristen
Texas
Submitted 03/12/2014

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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