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Old 09-16-2008, 06:44 AM   #1
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Symptoms of intestinal endometriosis

For 12 years I have had infrequent stabbing rectal pain. In the past 2 years the pain has been more frequent and just recently, the pain has not been so intense but has been a dull ache almost daily. I've attributed it to fracturing my tailbone during the birth of my child 14 years ago. For the past 7 years, there has been mild pain during intercourse. Paps are painful. I winced in pain during one and the Dr said I may have the beginnings of endo. For years, I've wondered why I have IBS during my periods. There are times when my lower abdomen is painful when I push on it. I've often felt that everything internally is sagging and that's why there's so much pressure on my rectum. Can all of these symptoms be associated to Intestinal Endo?

Old 09-28-2008, 03:47 PM   #2
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Re: Symptoms of intestinal endometriosis

Wow wow wow wow. I never heard of it before, but it fits with my experiences too.

I read that it often affects the lower portion of the bowel, so your symptoms sound consistent. It sounds like it's worth investigating. I wonder if GYNs are more knowledgable about it than Gastro doctors. Especially GYN surgeons.

When I was in my 20's I was told that I probably had some endometriosis, which improved with each pregnancy. But now that I'm older, my IBS symptoms are worse during my periods. This last time was so painful it made me throw up.

I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. It sounds like it's unlikely to be seen with the colonscopy, since it an only see what's inside the colon, not pushing from the outside. But I'll ask about it.

Thanks for bringing up something new for us to consider.

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