Signs and symptoms
posted by neady1980
15 February 2023

Worrying symptoms

Last reply: 22 February 2023 16:27

Hi, I'm a 42 year old female who has been suffering with endometriosis since the age of 16. Last August I had a D&C due to a Miscarriage and everything has been grand up until January. I've started to bleed mid cycle not heavy but lasts 3 days, happened in January and this Month. Also I have a constant ache in lower abdomen (not the same pain I get with endo). I've also been getting pain coming and going in the back of my calf and spasms shooting up through my back passage aswell as loose stools. I have explained all these symptoms that have started in the last 8 weeks but because my smear was clear it just keeps getting put down to endometriosis. They have agreed to give me an MRI scan hopefully won't be waiting that long but these symptoms are so worrying. Has anybody else had similar issues just feel like I'm being fobbed of and everything is put down to endometriosis when I know something else is going on

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commented by Cancer Nurse
22 February 2023

22 February 2023 16:27

Hi Neady1980,

Thank you for your post. I am sorry to see you have not had a reply yet but hopefully you will get more replies soon.

I am sorry to read that you had a miscarriage last year, may I offer my condolences about your miscarriage.

You have mentioned that you have suffered from endometriosis for years and that these symptoms are new and only started in the last few months. It is important that they are reviewed and I am glad that they following up with further investigations.

If you would like to chat with one of our cancer nurses please phone the Support Line on 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am -5pm.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

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