It sounds like you could very well have endo based on your symptoms. However, you cannot know for sure until you have a laparoscopy done.
I was suffering the same symptoms as you are describing throughout my entire cycle, although my periods were so intense and painful that I could hardly get out of bed. I have had quite heavy bleeding and also the pain that feels like someone is stabbing me with a knife around my ovaries. I also experience pain with intercourse, pain with urination, pain with bowel movements, had lower back pain and fatigue.
I had many tests done, which included ultrasounds, CT-scan, blood tests, swabs, papsmears, X-rays etc, for months (almost a year) and all of those tests came back “normal” and didn’t show anything. I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis last year October by having a laparoscopy done.
If you do in fact have endo then your best medicine is research. You have to be well informed and be proactive in your treatment process. I have done a lot of research over the past few months and have talked to many women who were told they “may” have endo or that they do have endo.
Until you have the laparoscopy done and your gyno says for sure that you do have endo, don’t get too concerned yet and don’t drive yourself crazy worrying about it. You could have another gynaecological problem all together. Something that is far more treatable like an ovarian cyst as ovarian cysts can sometimes be missed even with ultrasound, especially if a sonography technician is not experienced enough to know about ovarian cysts and sometimes ovarian cysts can’t be seen on ultrasound due to their location behind the ovary for example.
There is no cure for endo and the only major medical treatments treat the symptoms itself not the disease. In other words pain management through drugs etc or surgery to burn/excise the endo implants.
The first thing I would recommend you do is to consult with your doctor/gyn about your options to have the laparoscopy or to find a gynaecologist/specialist that knows a lot about and has a lot of experience with diagnosing and treating women with endometriosis. You may want to make a list of questions you have that you can discuss with him/her when you see them (have a look for some example questions at the following site: http://www.endometriosis.org/first-consu…
Underneath is a link to some websites where you can find some great information:
If you have any further questions you can email me direct, the link to my email is in my profile.
Good luck. 🙂
ENDOMETRIOSIS, I have been having alot of pain, even?
My wife went through that also. Your Dr is a quack if he/she says it can not come back that fast. My went for a lap and she still had pain, when she went in for another lap six months later to check out the falopian tubes the Dr. said it was worst and when he tried to sever the falopian tubes from where they were stuck, she started to bleed out and had to do a Hystorectomy. I don’t know how old you are but my wife was 40 y/o at the time.
Does anyone know what could be causing this – can’t go to doc as I wouldn’t know what would be sore that day?
Only way to find out is to see your doctor and list all your symptoms to him – not just the ones of that day. He will order blood tests which might indicate the cause – if not he’ll probably tell you it’s a virus!