I was diagnosed with endo 2 years ago after a laparosocopy to confirm. That procedure also revealed abdominal adhesions. One band attached to an ovary that had pinned a part of my bowel. It was corrected during that procedure. I have always experienced intermittent pain, nausea, constipation, and bloating as a result of the endo and possibly the adhesions. I'm concerned because these symptoms are the same as those for an intestinal obstruction. I don't know when to seek medical attention for an emergency or use my regular regimen of diet changes, rest, and nsaids for the endo.
I have had several bowel obstructions due to adhesions. I do not have endometriosis - I did but it was removed in 1987 during a complete hysterectomy which is one of the surgeries that caused the adhesions in the first place...
I have many abdominal pains due to the adhesions on a daily basis but can always tell when it is a blockage as the pains come and go in a contraction like manner. Coming, building, easing off, coming, building, easing off. Also the pains for a blockage are VERY intense - you usually can't miss them!!! They are also sometimes accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting as the body is trying to purge the bowel. My doc says the telltale sign is the contraction waves of the pain,.
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