I will make this as short as possible...lol.
I was diagnosed with Endometriosis when I was 17 yrs old. I was told I would not be able to have children. The pain would double me over sometimes, from the hemorraging. Could barely walk from the pain. My periods were irregular...sometimes twice in one month, lasting anywhere from 3 to 7 days, had spotting at any time, and sometimes painful intercourse. Also, sometimes it hurt to have a bowel movement.
Since the doctors (gyn; fam. doc) told me I could not have children, I did not take the pill...years later, I did get pregnant...what a blessing...even though I almost bled to death, literally. I went back into the hospitol a couple years after I had my daughter for a laproscopy to check on the endometriosis...it had cleared up according to the gynacologist. Still, I could not have any children. I had 8 miscarriages trying to have another child. 7 yrs later, I had a son, high risk pregnancy. Can no longer have babies. I dont know for sure that the endometrosis ever really went away, but if it did, it came back. I do know I have it. I am older now and these are my symptoms: Pelvic pain, irritible bowel syndrome, extremely painful periods every month, sometimes twice in a month always spotting in between periods, migraine headaches, and constantly getting cysts on ovaries. I've lived with it since I was a teenager...I am used to it now.