Endometriosis story

  These stories can help other women so they do not feel so alone when trying to cope with effects of this disease.

Endometrioma, not Cancer

by Ann

Never thought I had endometriosis, thought it was normal to have painful periods along with diarrhea.

First ER visit by ambulance (had severe abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea) doctor told me it was a gastrointestinal bug - x-ray taken, shot of morphine given, sent home - happened again a month later - waited out pain, didn't go to hospital.

Happened again following month, did go by ambulance again, CAT scan finally ordered - told I had a mass (cancer) - emergency surgery that night - surgeon took 2 feet of small and 2 feet of large intestine and appendix.

ook 2 weeks for test results to come back - not cancer, it was an endometrioma (was wrapped around my intestines - had been there for years). That was January 2010, I was 47.

I am fine now, take Micronor. Still get light periods and have no side effects from Micronor. I was unhappy with the medical system as I knew that my severe abdominal pain and vomiting was related to my period as I was always having my period when this happened but no one would listen until it was too late.

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