Hey Shannon, I'm sorry to hear about the ruptured cyst you experienced. I have had many cysts but have never had one rupture and I hear they are extremely painful. Hope you are feeling better at this point. I don't have experience with IVF but I know we have women with success stories here and I hope they will see this post and share theirs with you! Good luck to you and your DH! Wishing you all the best View Thread
Hey Tabitha, hmm I'm not sure what could be causing that. I mean its normal for lots of women to have it come on different days instead of the same number of days in between. But like you said you have had it come every 28 days for the past 20 years so its interesting that it has changed. I know when I took the pill for several years I always got it at the same time but years later off of the pill it started coming all over the place, sometimes 24 days then 27 days the next time, etc. Hope you figure it out, sorry I couldn't help moreView Thread
Brandi- I love it too when my baby just wants me sometimes over his daddy! We have to enjoy it while it lasts because a few years down the road they will be flying into their daddy's arms when they get home from work as boys do!!
I'm definitely grateful for my husband and son! I am also grateful for my car my husband and I used to share a car for several years and finally last year we got another car so I could have mine all to myself!View Thread
Hi, I'm sorry to hear about the pain you are going through. It never hurts to visit your gyn even if it is just cramps and nothing serious. Its good to be on the safe side and not ignore a possible problem. If it happens to be just cramps she might be able to prescribe you a stronger pain med that might work better than ibuprofen during your period. The back pain could be due to your period but that also could be something else entirely so definitely mention it to your doctor or a chiropractor if you see one. Endometriosis can only be diagnosed through laparascopic surgery and long, heavy painful periods can be a symptom of it. But it is very possible that you don't have that and could just be experiencing a change in the way your periods usually are or it could be due to something else. Hope things get better for you and feel free to ask any other questions you may have! Hope I could help!View Thread
Hey ladies! How is everyone doing this week? It looks like we have a lot of new women on the board so welcome to everyone. Its always nice to have new people to chat with, bounce endo remedies off each other, or just vent to one another. To those who are new I like to post a roll call once a week (or a month if I get busy) to keep up to date with everyone and create a place for us to just drop a line or two to talk about how we feel, vent our frustrations with endo, or even share something positive. So everyone is free to comment and share. Sometimes I get busy and time gets away from me so if you haven't seen a roll call in a while feel free to post one yourself!
So I have been feeling pretty good lately. A little hormonal though, so I'm not sure what that is about but I'm starting to think maybe my period is going to return soon. Its been 3 months since I had my baby boy so I'm not sure how long I will be without a period but I certainly am not looking forward to it returning just yet!
I'm sorry to hear that your wife is going through this. Did they say what the results were from the laparoscopy? With a lap surgery they would be able to see if she has endometriosis or not. If you are not happy with the doctor you are dealing with then definitely find another one so you can find out what the problem may be. Hope this helps!View Thread
Glad to hear you are feeling pretty good since your surgery . I did a little research and you shouldn't have any change to your hormone levels if you had just your tubes removed. The tubes just carry the egg after being released from the ovary so it won't affect your hormones. Hope you continue to feel well and your left ovary stops hurting!View Thread
Hi and welcome to the board! I don't have much info on blocked tubes but I'm hoping someone else in this board may be able to provide you with more info. I usually find success with google-ing any questions I have and get info that way. So all the advice I can really give you is to make sure you explore all of your options before making your decision. You might want to try the TTC board on webmd as well. I have heard other women say they had success with getting their tubes unblocked but unfortunately they can become blocked again. I'll try to see if I can get more info on this topic for you. Good luck with making your decision and I hope I can help you out more View Thread
Hey Amanda, Since surgery can definitely take a toll on our bodies its pretty normal to feel hormonal afterward. I know I felt that way after I had my lap. If you have any concern about being too hormonal or emotional definitely talk to doctor about it just to make them aware of it and they may be able to give you more details about reasons why you are feeling like this. Good luck with the recovery process and take advantage of all the help and rest you can get during this time View Thread
Sorry Amanda I've been late to replying to your post. Sorry to hear about the pain you are in. If you google Endometriosis you should be able to find some websites that will provide you with lots of info on the details of this disease. To sum it up, it is pretty much when the tissue that lines your uterus starts to grow outside of your uterus in your pelvic cavity. So as you can imagine when you get your period what is is like when you shed that stuff, it goes out of your body, but with endo that stuff is also being "shed" inside your pelvic cavity and its sticky so it attaches to other organs like you your uterine wall, ovaries, bowels, bladder, etc. It can even fuse some of these organs together or form cysts which you know about from your experience with them. I would see your doctor again or find a new one if you aren't happy with your current dr. With all the pain you are going through they might want to take a look at what is going on inside your body or maybe they have some suggestions on how to treat the pain.
In the meantime I would take ibuprofen for the pain if you are able to and use heating pads or take hot baths to help relax those muscles and ease the discomfort you are feeling. Also google diets for endo. I haven't tried one myself but have heard many other women finding success with changing their diet. I know I get lots of bowel pain and IBS issues due to endo so cutting out some foods or eating less of certain foods like dairy has helped me a little.
Let me know if you have any other questions and keep us updated on how you are doingView Thread