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Endometriosis and bowel problems?

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I have been having increasing worse period pain which started 2 years ago. It got so bad, that maximum daily dosages of nurofen, brufen and naproxen did not help. My advice from my GP after trying these pain killers was to only take my active pills and skip my period until I got spotting. This helped because I didn't get my period! Every four months or so I would get it, really really bad, I would have to take three days off work. I hate getting my period!
My most recent visit to another GP refered me to a gyno who straight away said endometriosis and I am booked in for the procedure in 6 days.
I have had pain everyday for the last month, I have had so much time off work that I am no longer getting paid sick days Sad

I have also had bad diarrhea every day too... does endometriosis usually cause bowel problems?

Its awkward eating as I just get diarrhea. I have been crying everyday, its so painful and its so hard to do anything! I am not taking anything for pain relief as nothing over the counter helps.
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replied August 5th, 2011

Welcome to ehealthforum

Your symptoms are suggestive of Endometriosis.It deos cause severe pain and can present with altered bowel habits.Though oral contraceptives are the drug of choice but if it is persistent even after that then surgery is the only option.
Consider visiting a Gynaecologist for evaluation.

Take Care!

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replied August 22nd, 2011
how are you feeling after your lap? any pain releif?
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