I've been having problems for at least 8 years and my Dr never seemed to take it seriously. I had a lump in my uterus and she would feel it and say she could feel something and said it was a nerve trapped in scar tissue. Then send me for a pelvic US and they wouldn't even check the area that the lump was at so it was pointless. I finally asked my family Dr about, and she sent me to a general surgeon and he ordered an MRI and it showed i had an endometrioma which he removed. I went and did research and found that meant I had endometriosis. The pain came back after less than a year, so I've been having severe pain during my period for 2 years now. I can feel the lump in the same place again, plus I am having pain on my left side and pelvic area. I have bad back pain during my period, which comes every 3 weeks now so I am really not getting relief from the pain at all. I decided to go back to the first Dr that told me it was a nerve trapped in scar tissue. I had to see an associate of hers the first visit but the Dr came in because they felt something in my cervix, and it was a piece of stitch I had in my cervix that was supposed to be taken out 9 years ago but they mistakenly left a piece in. Well, the Dr told me to go back to see her and we would discuss drastic measures to get rid of my pain. Finally I thought. I went to see her and she wants to put me on BCP but I'm not comfortable with that. I've been on them 2x and bled constant both times. I told her this and she said my body might do well. Then she gave me info on lupron & in the info it says BCP are not used for endo. Also did research on lupron and found that alot of people get worse with the first couple shots. After being in pain so long, I don't want to get worse. I am 44, and I am in peri menopause, and had really hoped she would just do a hysterectomy which I assumed to be drastic. Does any one have any info/advice/support? I'd love to hear what has worked, what hasn't worked. Thanks for any help you can give.View Thread
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