Re: Endometriosis HELP!! Is this what my daughter has?
Endometriosis invariably does not show up in normal scans and tests. I have been diagnosed with it for years, yet it has never actually been seen without surgery, and I am too ill for any surgery so that option in out. Her symptoms sound very familiar, and I am so sorry your daughter is going through all this at such a young age.
After literally years of unbearable pain and many trips to any doctor or hospital that would see me, I was finally referred to a pain specialist to treat the pain. In my case, I am hoping menopause will bring an end to this for me.
Often times doctors are reluctant to perform surgery for other reasons too. Scar tissue can be the source of endometriosis, so adding more scar tissue can make it worse. Often it can connect organs together, called adhesion's, and they can really hurt badly.
I had the same reaction to the depo and eventually went off it. For the last year or so, I have been forced to take narcotic medication to treat the pain. Although this is not my first choice, it is a route some of us have to take for relief.
I would do everything you can to seek help for her, as this is a long and painful road, and I am so sorry your daughter is going through it. It must be so hard for you to sit by and watch as she is in pain.
I have found that a heating pad across my stomach can help the pain, but it only goes so far. I hope you get some more responses that are more helpful.