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Endometriosis - sharp throbbing pain where my left ovary is

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I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in July of 2010 via laproscopy. My GYN said that there was endometrial scar tissue on the back of my uterus. 4 months after that surgery I unexpectedly became pregnant with my now 10 mo old daughter. Up until a few months ago I was experiencing minimal endometriosis symptoms and pain. Now I will get this sharp throbbing pain where my left ovary is, 3 inches below my belly button and 3 inches to the left. The sharp throbbing pain lasts for 45 seconds and then is a general dull ache. I have also been experiencing the need to urinate more frequently, sometimes every 10-20 minutes with a full bladder each time. I don't drink that much to pee that much. There is this constant pressure and bloat in my lower stomach. I have gained almost 15 lbs back since losing my pregnancy weight when I eat healthfully and exercise regularly. I would just like to know what this pain in my left ovary and other symptoms are since I haven't experienced them before. Thanks


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replied July 3rd, 2012
Endometriosis Answer A36675
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If your ovaries are functional, chances are that the endometriosis implants/growths are responding to the hormones produced resulting in recurrence or worsening of symptoms. You should consider visiting your treating doctor/gynecologist and go ahead with thorough examination and laparoscopic evaluation done to look for the endometrial implants. Getting them removed can help with controlling the symptoms. Post-surgery, women have better recovery and long term relief if treatment is combined with regression therapy with use of hormones. Endometriosis symptoms can persist or recur if estrogen production or supplementation is present. Symptoms can also persist if there has been deep retroperitoneal endometriosis (as these places are not easily reachable with conventional laparoscopy). Discuss your symptoms with your treating doctor/gynecologist at the earliest. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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