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Pelvic/groin pain. Endometriosis? Help?

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  • Posted By: ladyboss
  • February 12, 2007
  • 01:44 PM

Hi,

Can anyone please help or give some advice?
Since the birth of my daughter 5yrs ago i have been experiencing terrible pelvic/groin & lower abdominal pain. The pain strarted after coming off the pill to try for another baby.
After trying for a year i went to the doctors who sent me for a lapracoscopy, i was diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes and told i would need to under go IVF to have any chance of having another baby. I was told i had caught a pelvic infection probably during childbirth. Me and my husband are now waiting to hear from ivf clinic. The pain is becoming considerably worse interfering with my job and our sex life. The pain is excruciating and doctor keeps telling me to just take paracetomal and ibrufen. I was wondering if i have been misdiagnosed and may have endometriosis. The pain only appeared when i came off the pill, it feels like sharp stabbing..also like pulled muscles.Ihave no vaginal discharge.
Please can someone help or give advice i would be very grateful.

Thank you :) :confused:

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  • First thing is first: get a second opinion right away! If the medicine doesn't help, then the treatment is way off. I am not a medical associate, but I have been through the hoops and loops these medical professions give/have. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 03:31 PM
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  • Thank you so much for the reply. Yes i think you're right about a second opinion.Will get on to that asap.Thanks again
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 04:19 PM
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  • It does sound like you could have endometrosis. Usually, during dx. lap. a doctor can see it. The pill is a hormonal drug that can cause it to go away. But since you are going through IVF, I assume you may be on fertility pills that may make it flare up. I would ask again about how you got PID during childbirth. Generally, I have never heard of that and I have been practicing GYN/ Oncology for 15 years as a nurse. Did you have a post delivery infection of any sort? Did you have any signs during pregnancy? PID can cause scar tissue that blocks the fallopian tubes. I hope you get better soon.
    dalejrlover 6 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 04:45 PM
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  • a second opinion is always a good idea, especially when your left with more questions than answers. that particular doctor might not have been familiar enough with endo to properly diagnose it. it can be different colors, sizes, forms, etc. and is not always confined to the area they are looking at. an ob/gyn showed me a laparoscopic photo of scar tissue on someones ovary- it was identical to a photo of an endometriosis adhesion. one website said that to be sure, the doctor needs to have any suspicious areas tested in a lab (biopsy?). also- they need to look on and under ALL close organs,ligaments,and structures- not just the most common places its found-ovary,uterus,etc. have you asked for another laparoscopy?
    kamsae 88 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 01:40 AM
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  • i too am expericing some what of what you are going through except i have missed my period and have the most severe lower cramps,Also it hurts bad to have sex now my fiance thinks i'm having an affair and that's not the fact it just hurt like the devil to do it.I went to the doctor he said that i had bacteria vaginitis ok i took the med it work for about a week now its back and the pain hurts.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 30, 2007
    • 03:23 PM
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  • It also sounds to me like you may have endometriosis, and that the doctor who did your original laparoscopy did not have enough experience in recognizing the disease. I definitely think you should get a second opinion. I have gone through the same symptoms you are describing and it turned out that I had endo. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 04:37 AM
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  • Hi, Can anyone please help or give some advice?Since the birth of my daughter 5yrs ago i have been experiencing terrible pelvic/groin & lower abdominal pain. The pain strarted after coming off the pill to try for another baby.After trying for a year i went to the doctors who sent me for a lapracoscopy, i was diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes and told i would need to under go IVF to have any chance of having another baby. I was told i had caught a pelvic infection probably during childbirth. Me and my husband are now waiting to hear from ivf clinic. The pain is becoming considerably worse interfering with my job and our sex life. The pain is excruciating and doctor keeps telling me to just take paracetomal and ibrufen. I was wondering if i have been misdiagnosed and may have endometriosis. The pain only appeared when i came off the pill, it feels like sharp stabbing..also like pulled muscles.Ihave no vaginal discharge.Please can someone help or give advice i would be very grateful. Thank you :) :confused: Hi,I have been suffering with the same symptoms for two years now. After several MRIs, X-rays and a battery of hip and stomach related test, my OB/GYN diagnosed me with endometriosis. I am scheduled for a total hysterectomy to minimize the incredible stabbing, burning pain that moves around the pelvic area, groin, right hip, down the leg and buttocks area. Women with very long periods, chunks of blood during periods, irregular periods and history of miscarriage are more prone to this nasty disease. See a women OB who might be more inclined to look into your condition and suggest alternative options, since you want to have children. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2010
    • 02:24 AM
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  • Hi,I have been suffering with the same symptoms for two years now. After several MRIs, X-rays and a battery of hip and stomach related test, my OB/GYN diagnosed me with endometriosis. I am scheduled for a total hysterectomy to minimize the incredible stabbing, burning pain that moves around the pelvic area, groin, right hip, down the leg and buttocks area. Women with very long periods, chunks of blood during periods, irregular periods and history of miscarriage are more prone to this nasty disease. See a women OB who might be more inclined to look into your condition and suggest alternative options, since you want to have children. Good luck.I have all of your symptoms and have had extensive testing as well, and am finally going to undergo a laproscopic hysterectomy and also removal of my ovaries to solve my issues. I had an ablation done 3 years ago which had helped with the heavy periods and intense pain until the past 8 months or so. It progressively had gotten worse, and thanks to my wonderful gynecologist, I will hopefully be symptom free after the surgery. I may have hot flashes, as it will put me into menopause. Good luck finding out your problem.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2010
    • 05:15 AM
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  • I appreciate all the comments that have been posted here. I was having low pelvic pain last year and ended up having a laparoscopy. Ob/gyn found small cyst and some endo, but nothing she thought was causing my pain. She suggested it was a bowel issue. Have had treatment for constipation (which I think was related to the pain killers I was taking pre-surgery!), but the pain remains and is in fact getting much worse. I have sharp, stabbing pain into the right side of my pelvis/groin. Have had a battery of tests - ultrasound, CT, x-ray, including looking for a hernia - nothing has been found, but the pain persists. Wondering now if I do have more endo in hidden areas that may not have been seen by the ob/gyn. Does anyone think this is possible? Thanks for your thoughts!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2011
    • 10:22 AM
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  • Hi i was wondering if anyone could help or have any info. I have had some really sore groin issues for the last month. I have the contraceptive Impanon for the the last 2 and half years.I havent had much issue with my periods since i got the implant. But i have recently got my periods and i am now on my 8th Day with continous blleding and cramps. This coupled with a sever groin pain. I have initally went to Doc with the groin and they sent me for an x ray of the hip, which came back clear. Then i was referred to physio who found a small mass near the pubic area. They sent me for an MRI which also came back clear. Since all of this my period now has been the longest and painful period i have had since i have had the insert. I was wondering if anyone knew if i should go back to my Doc and investisagate furhter. Thanks
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