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Question: endometriosis

 Kay2003 - Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:22 am

I was wondering whether i should ask to be tested for endometriosis. I have the following symptoms:
- diagnosed with IBS (alternating constipation and diarrhea, abdominal cramps, painful gas, bloating) had colonoscopy.
- pelvic pain around time of ovulating, and before period
- period pain, usually bareable but sometimes quite bad
- urination frequency
- abdominal pain in different areas (sometimes sharp, other times dull, aching or intense)
- when gas passes through intestines ready to be expelled its painful

I am on the contaceptive pill so periods arent as heavy as when off the pill.
My main problem is pain.
What test are done to diagnose endometriosis? what are the prices, and how do i go about asking to be tested if you think i may have endometriosis?

 Kay2003 - Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:35 am

Also, i sometimes get very bad abdominal pain and cramping which is relieved by a BM or passing gas. Could this have anything to do with endo? could endo cause this? Or is it just IBS?
 Dr. Russell M - Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:57 am

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