Brief history- I am 41, been dealing with painful periods and a couple other issues since late 20s. Been off birth control for almost 4 years as Ive been trying to conceive and my issues are gradually getting wierder and I've been having very dark spotting on and off since my laproscopy in Dec. My first lap in 2011 offered some relief and I conceived twice (miscarried) .After second lap in Dec 2013 is when these issues started and actually got worst! I've had constant right side pelvic pain and dark, gooey spotting. My current gyn, who did not do the lap, reviewed my records and said I had a good amount of endo removed, a couple of cysts drained, but he is baffled as to where the dark blood is coming from and he thinks my right ovary may need to come out, and agreed that a pelvic pain specialist would be the one to see. I actually switched gyns for a while and another gyn did my lap in Dec, who is supposed to be fairly good and competent, but I've decided to return to my old GYN. I know, wierd. So I went to St Joseph's Hosp here where they have a Pelvic Pain office and I saw a specialist. She looked at my records from my last LAP and asked me alot of questions. I emphasized the pelvic pain coming from the right side that is intermittent, bothers me when I sleep, and the very dark spotting I had for a while and the goofy periods. She says most gyns just 'burn' the endo off, they do not cut it out (excise) and it can reoccur, etc. She thinks the endo around my ovary has returned and right now doesnt think my ovary is the issue. She did a digital exam- no pain, just tenderness when she pressed on my right side, I have no pain during sex or using restroom, and she wants me to stay on the pill and I am to return in 90 days. If the pain persists or gets worst, she's going to go in there and look around.
Also my period was due July 5- I have had lots of very dark purplish, brownish spotting, pretty bad cramps over the weekend but no flow. I wish my flow would get here and be done with it. I dont know if this is typical with endo but since my Lap in Dec, things have been very wierd and concerning. Pelvic Pain specialist was a little surprised the lap in Dec offered no relief at all. So that's whats up. I am done using my own eggs and when money becomes available, I will be using donor eggs or embryos and the specialist knows I do not want my parts removed so all treatment is being done with that in mind. She is not a fan of removing anything unless absolutely necessary and this is very premature and we can't make any treatment decisions until I return in 90 days and she has a better idea of what she needs to do. Ugh. So frustrating.