Diagnosing Endometriosis.

Patient

Q: Hello Doctor. I am a 23 year old student from New Delhi, India. For the last one and a half year I have been suffering from immense pelvic pain even before and after my periods. Even during my periods the pain is so much that I can't get up from my bed and am forced to miss classes and restrict movement. I take anti-spasmodic medicines but the results are very limited. I have very severe pain in my lower abdomen, as well as back and entire legs. Such pain also happen in between periods and cause irritation and interference with daily life. Also I have a lot of pain while having sexual intercourse and i have started resisting sex altogether. During periods I also have diarrhea and at times constipation and pain in bowel movement. I also have irregular menstrual cycle. However, my periods are very light and do not extend more than 3 days at all. But the discharge during periods is very painful and I have started dreading the coming of my periods. I had seen a gynaecologist last year but she could not diagnose any problem based on Urine Culture and USG. She gave me oral contrceptives to regular my menstrual cycle. However, my real problem remained unresolved. Please help. My life is becoming very difficult with all this and I also suffer from intermittent spells of fatigue and depression. Is it endometriosis?

Doctor

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