htreveth18 karma2013-07-01 05:37:57 UTC
How do you function day to day? Are you independent? Thanks for answering :)
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htreveth3 karma2013-07-01 16:16:29 UTC
Thank you for doing this AMA. I don't know if I could be as near as upbeat and positive as you seem if I were in the same situation. I know there are days that must be very difficult for you and I just have to say I am impressed with your attitude and outlook. You are an inspiration, at least to me :).
htreveth3 karma2013-11-19 18:03:01 UTC
I'm not OP but I have had endometriosis for several years so I may be of help? Yes, pain during intercourse is a symptom of endometriosis. Other signs/symptoms are: Pelvic pain worse during sex or pelvic exam; chronically heavy or long periods; bowel or urinary disorders associated with period; crippling back pain while on period and the list can go on. It is important to know symptoms vary from woman to woman and if you think you may have this you need to talk with your GYN ASAP. Please don't let it fester. The only way to be accurately diagnosed is with a laparoscopy where it can be seen visually. There are options available so it can be treated but not cured. I am 37 y/o and have stage IV and have dealt with it for years. Continuous BCP after a few laparoscopies to remove the endometriosis and scar tissue has been the best course for me. Here is a great website if you wanted more information and/or resources: http://www.endocenter.org/about.htm
Best of luck to you and I hope you find the source of your pain. xoxoxo
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