Do any wollies know much about this condition?
hope that helps.
my sister in law has endo basically from what ive heard from her is its when the lining of your womb think its called endometrium, grows outside your womb,it can grow in your fallopian tubes and over the ovaries.The lining never really comes away with your period as it should and can cause a build up and sort of scar tissue.
Normally women who have it have heavy painfull periods.It can be lasered off during a laparoscopy if its bad.
Do you think you have it? Im sure if you did a search on it you would find loads of info and you could try
No i dont have it(well at least i think not?!) but a close friend of mine has so i was looking for as much info/advice as i could get for her,,
Baby Spice has it and she's just announced her pregancy
I have it I was diagnosed this time 3 yrs ago.
I have always had very very heavy / painful periods. I always just got through it with ponstan and a very understanding h2b. Basically 2 years ago I couldn't stand it anymore and spoke to my doctor who sent me for a laparoscopy (sp).
They put a camera into the uterus via a small incision above the bellybutton and have a look. The consultant told me that it wasn't too bad but that I may have trouble conceiving later in life - no one could tell. I still can't imagine what bad endometrois would be like (thankfully)
Like mactavish said there are a number of treatments:
1 - laser if its bad during the laparscopy
2 - a 3 month block of the pill (where you don't have a period) for the three months and hopefully when you come off the pill on the 3 month all the lining would come away
I had the second option but my hormone cycle was stronger than the pill (!!) and I kept having bleed throughs. My cycle was very mixed up for a couple months after the 3 month block which is why I have a (almost) 2 year old son
I have it too, agree with all Nube said.
I take the 3 month block of pills, I've just taken two of a new packet but think it might be a good time to have my AF as work is quiet at the moment. Does anyone know if it is ok to stop 2 pills into a packet? (Considering I have taken 3 month's worth of pills up to now?)
Oh the joys of endometriosis!
I feel so sorry for anyone who has this condition, a very close friend of mine has it and has in the past had morphine to help with the pain. My own incy wincey periods are bad enough so cant imagine what its like for her
Glad to hear you are doing ok
Thanks for the replies girls, really appreciated
There is in article about this in this weeks NOW magazine
It was very mild though, which I was told after my laparoscopy. but I still had two doses of the 3 month injections and it seemed to do the trick as I had a scan two years ago and it seemed to be all gone. Hoping to start TTC after my wedding so keep fingers crossed for me that all will be well! K
I had this about 5 years ago, had a lot of pain during sex (TMI)