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Question: very low abdominal pain and painful intercourse


 sop22 - Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:16 pm

for over 2 years i have had problems with painful intercourse (not so much deep - more like you may get with thrush but after many tests and treatments no candida is isolated on any test - WBC is fine also) this is present all the time. i get intermitent abdominal pain and low back pain, where my low abdoman feels like it swells somewhat and any movement is painful, i walk around like a heavily pregnant women, lowering myself painfully into chairs! even drawing my knees towards me causes discomfort, for the last few months i have noticed it has been on day 6/7 of my period and now a few days before. i am due for a laproscopy on 30th december but im not very positive about it as the consultant says he dosnt believe he will find anything from what i have told him.could it be endometriosis? my ultrasound was fine, but for months my IgM has been mildly raised and nobody knows why.all other bloods are mostly ok, nothing that is always out of range excpet the IgM. can anyone help?(female23, no children)
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:59 pm

User avatar Hello,
This does sound suspicious for endometriosis by your description so I'm glad you are having the laparoscopy. This should be conclusive and then they will know how to proceed. Best of luck to you on this.

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