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What symptoms would be expected from endometriosis?

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  • Posted By: 008Missy
  • July 28, 2010
  • 00:07 AM

I'm only 17, almost 18, and have been experiencing 'knicker line' pain on the right side. I've had it for... well around 2 years now, maybe a little longer, not too sure.

Anyway, I've looked up symptoms but would prefer to hear it from people who experience it or know about it.

It's really sharp pain, which used to restrict me in terms of moving around. At some point it seemed to happen around a certain point during my period cycle, but other times seems pretty random.

My 'lovely' dr told me I was imagining it.

My sister developed the same pain a year after me and went to see the same dr, who happily sent her to get it checked out. They said it could be endometriosis but she chose not to be tested as she'd already had one baby and her pain wasn't that bad compared to mine. After 2 miscarriages she went on to have her 2nd baby and her pains all cleared up. CLearly the dr felt my pain was not as important because of my age.

(Oh, she did tell me to see a hip specialist up the road after pestering her, and he was confused because the pain isn't in my hip obviously!!!!)

Anyway, the pain is really my main issue. I used to get very bad bloating (looking 7 months pregnant) but that's improved so so so much the past months.

Am I being silly? Just tell me straight :) am I too young to be experiencing this and are my pains just nothing like my dr says?

Thanks for any help.

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  • any one at any age can get endo, i was diagnosed at 14 after only 1 year of having my period. generally the symptoms are horrible periods that are longggggg (mine was 2 weeks) i would get sharp pains and cramps (on a scale of 1-10 about 9 daily) all the time and i would bleed like crazy. i would definatly see another doctor about it, unfortualty the only way to diagnose it is by doing surgery but if you have it you will feel great after. hope you get better
    alliegiza 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Some of the symptoms of endometriosis are painful menstruation,cramping,aching,nausea, vomiting,back pain,leg pain,fatigue among others. Surgery for endometriosis is mostly achieved through the procedure known as laparoscopy. Moreinformation about diagnosis and the symptoms of endometriosis can be found at www.drseckin.com
    kalekye 1 Replies
    • December 31, 2012
    • 07:34 AM
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  • The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis, or the lower back, mainly during menstrual periods. The amount of pain a woman feels does not depend on how much endometriosis she has. Some women have no pain, even though their disease affects large areas. Other women with endometriosis have severe pain even though they have only a few small growths. Endometriosis specialists can cure all type of endometriosis disease
    James17 1 Replies
    • August 26, 2013
    • 04:50 AM
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