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  • Posted By: Chronicpain1712
  • December 21, 2011
  • 06:06 PM

For the last 11 years I have had pain associated with my periods. Lower left flank pain. They did suspect endometriosis. In 2004 they went in laparoscopy, found nothing but decided to take my left ovary out. This did not help and no relief from the pain. I learned to live with this sharp, knife like stabbing pain for years. Recently, the pain has intensified. The pain is worse when my bladder is full, when I have to have a bowel movement, pain during and after intercourse and now the pain has spread to my back. I went back to my GYN doctor and he thought it would be a good idea to go in laparoscopy. We set up a consult with the GYN surgeon, however, she does not think it's a good idea to go back in (because I now have pain in my back) and now has referred me to GI. I have had CT scans done, one with contrast and one without that show negative results. I had x-rays and ultrasound done as well that have been negative. I have missed so much work due to this pain. I am extremely frustrated and just want some answers. If anyone has or is going through the same thing as I am, please share your story. Living with chronic pain for 11 years is literaly making me crazy-At this point, I feel so desperate and just want some answers. Perhaps, I should get a second opinion?

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