Re: PMS making arthritis worse>?
Endometriosis adhesions seed outside the uterus. Where they adhere causes pain when they bleed and occurs when hormonal levels fluctuate. They bleed when you do but in other areas (prompted hormonally). Also, if there are times you feel like you have your period but don't that is also signal. What your describing sounds suspicious and hormonally related. I know someone who has endometriosis. The adhesions were removed via lazer during a diagnostic Laporoscopy with post surgical Lupron injections to prevent menses for 6 months to allow for optimal healing. She said she did not have colon cramps or menses cramping for 2 years post surgery. She had moderate scarring outside the uterus dorsally. This was the cause of what she thought was cramping and constipation at the time. During her menses she consistently had painful bm and feelings of constipation aside from the dysmenhoria (sp). Talk to your ob/gyn MD about this. The only way to dx endometriosis is by Laporoscopy.
Last edited by Gemi; 01-06-2004 at 01:37 PM.
Reason: ps: She suffered for years prior to dx and treatment.