Well, we're all different, but with endo you def know that you have cramps, you can't ignore them...they take over your life. They're not just at time for AF either, most of us have pain of some sort daily. I'm not sure about endo having an effect on your testosterone levels, that's a good question for your gyn. I would think that if it is PCOS that would be easy to see on an US, is it abdominal or TVUS? You get a better view of the ovaries with TVUS, ask your doc which is best for you. If you do have endo and it's in the early stages, you may not have the symptoms that those of us do who are stage III and IV. Mine is stage IV, I have adhesions all over and have had sx three times for excision, it just keeps coming back. The only way to really know if it's endo is to have a lap, the doc will be able to see adhesions and lesions and know. Best of luck!
What is TVUS? Is that the vaginal u/s? I'm going to an imaging center so my doc won't be doing the u/s herself.
I am so sorry for your pain, Shelley! Thank you for your response to my question and I wish you so much blessing!!!
Do you have any of the other symptoms of PCOS? Excessive hair growth on face, stomach, and thighs? Really bad periods with clotting? I have PCOS and think I also have endo. No one ever said anything to me about PCOS being this painful when I was dx or afterwards.
I dont really know anything about PCOS, so i dont think i can be of much help to you, but i do know that with endo, it is always something, everyday, as far as pain. I have pains in some places, that i didn't know i could hurt. Good luck to you and i hope all turns out good.
TVUS--trans-vaginal ultra sound