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Old 07-11-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Horrible gas/intestinal pain on period

Hi..I had endo excised in Feb 2010. I had stage III endo with many adhesions and implants. I also had the left ovary and tube removed due to a large endometrioma. SInce the surgery my periods in regards to cramping have been wonderful. Its like I dont even know I have my period...But I have this horrible gas/intestinal pain in my entire abdomen from 4 inches above my belly button to about 4 inches below my belly button. Its almost like a irritable bowel during my period. I have had these pains at other times during the month and attribute them to either eating something bad or the flu.
Im wondering if anyone else has this very painful symptom this high up in their abdomen. Its so painful that even just mildly pushing on my abdomen up high or low causes a achy pain, almost like my intestines are bruised??? when I lie down in seems to get worse and gas gets trapped (if I roll around I can sometimes get some wind out which helps.)
Its hard to describe.
It happens on the first day or two of my period and then becomes mild for the next day or two. Advil does help, but doesnt take it all away.
I had this pain prior to my surgery and it did go away for almost a year.
My obgyn thinks its hormnone related, something about prostaglandins...but I have NO cramps whatsoever.
I think I need to learn to just relax, take the advil and stop worrying about it...Its at the point that I absolutely dread getting my period every month.

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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Want you to know you are not alone with this problem. Every month I experience strong period pain on the first day and severe gas/intestinal pain from the second day, for approximately two days thereafter. I recently read a book on endometriosis and "swollen abdomen and gas pains' were named as symptoms of this disease. I am sure many others like us experience the same. Hope this addresses your concern. All the best!

 
Old 11-20-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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Re: Horrible gas/intestinal pain on period

I get the same thing. I'll have digestive issues & gas sporadically throughout the month... but for the week prior to getting my period I have severe gas & its very painful, its like the gas is trapped inside my intestines & I can actually feel it moving through my intestines. I absolutely dread my period every month. It gets in the way of my job, my social life, & most definitely my dating life >_<
If you find anything that helps it pleeeeeaaaase let me know!!!!
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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Re: Horrible gas/intestinal pain on period

roxem,
Please see my new post on the endometriosis board "my endo pain is gone, what has worked for me".... I have been in search of ways to treat this naturally and I have had pain free periods for the last 4 months! Its been truly amazing so far. I discovered endo is a estrogen dominant disease . Read my post and hopefully it can help you!
Kelly

 
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roxem,
Please see my new post on the endometriosis board "my endo pain is gone, what has worked for me".... I have been in search of ways to treat this naturally and I have had pain free periods for the last 4 months! Its been truly amazing so far. I discovered endo is a estrogen dominant disease . Read my post and hopefully it can help you!
Kelly
Where can I find your post, I would love to read it. New to this site.

 
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Re: Horrible gas/intestinal pain on period

Greetings ksc1968! My sympathies on the situation. I would try some heat to the feet and maybe also a heating pad to the belly about 20 minutes each to see if that helps. If it worsens I would remove the heat. I would not use the advil this can cause irritation to the gastrointestinal system to the point of holes in it called perforation. I would not use other medicines since these can merely make the next period worse. I would use lots of healthy lifestyle things and avoid even food additives. If more information is desirable let me know. Peace, sjb

 
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