Women's Health Community
Difference between Endometriosis and Endometrioma?
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Difference between Endometriosis and Endometrioma?

Here's my timeline:
- C-section in July of 1995
- Found a mass in right lower abdomen approx. 2 1/2 yrs. ago; pain grew over time w/ mass
- Painful menstration and ovulation (HEAVY w/ bad cramps; worsening every cycle)
- Over the course of 2 years, saw family pract., internist, hernia specialist, ob/gyn, yada yada yada... Each passed me down the line to the next one with NO answers
- Visited several E.R.'s and had every test known to man, still NO answers. (Walk into a hospital and tell them you have a mass in your abdomen and they'll look at you like you're NUTS!!!)I was told in so many words that it was psychosis(sp?).
- Pain continued to worsen, bills and co-pay's stacked up and still nothing more than a horrible thing growing in my belly causing me grief!
- Went to E.R. for 100th time with severe pain and was lucky enough to be examined by a dr. who had seen my condition before; he diagnosed it as an endometrioma. He explained it to be a possible surgical error at the time of my c-section.
- Referred to general surgeon for surgery
- Right abdominal mass excised on 01/12/07; still haven't had much explained
- Today.... OUCH! I've been beaten with a steel pole! Or so it seems.
Any insight on my novel is very much appreciated. Is there a difference between endometriosis and endometrioma? Could this be a result of surgical error? What is my recovery time on this surgery? Am I still at risk of future complications, etc.... Please help!

Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on KTowne's status
6 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
Des_a_rae, and KTowne commented on Belle313's status
8 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on veronica0808's status
11 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
Mississauga, ON
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
United Kingdom
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
Women's Health Community Resources