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Since 3 years I have been having sharp/stabbing pains in my lower right abdonment. The pain started appearing around my period, but now it's there 3 out of 4 weeks with a peak around ovalution. In these 3 years the pain has become worse and now I'm on painkillers almost every day.

Since about 4 months I now also have menstr. cramps, not only around my period, but also 3 out of 4 weeks. My periods have become shorter and less heavy (I only have minor bloodloss for about 24/36hrs), but the pain has increasened a lot. Now I not only have the menstr. cramps but also sharp, stabbing pains.

The gyn has detected PCOS in my right ovary. He then said that normally you dont have pain with PCOS, but pain is my main symptom. My gyn has stopped checking me for other things even though the pain is still there. I have a strong feeling that this pain might be caused by endometrioses (as I also have bladder and bowel problems which seems related to my period). Am I right to think this?


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replied August 11th, 2010
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A15169
Welcome to ehealthforum.
The symptoms that you described do suggest possibility of endometriosis.
Discuss about it in your next visit to your gynecologist and request for a diagnostic laparoscopy to look for the exact cause. The procedure done will also help to remove the endometrial implants and/or adhesions if visible. This will resolve the pain. Alternatively, you can also discuss about medical management will hormonal pills to control the symptoms of endometriosis before going in for the diagnostic laparoscopy. If the medical management does not help, then surgical option should be considered.
Take care.

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