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September 23, 2011

Endo Issues (Not for the faint, pictures)

Filed under: Medical Issues/Problems — Tags: , , , — slimpickins @ 9:12 am

Well last night was the night from hell. I know that most of you do not wish to know me this well or to see the pictures. Then leave now, before you can’t look away. I only have one picture to post now, but I will edit this post tonight and add the others. Yes I document all strange things my body does on film. It has saved my arse at times.

Yesterday was a bad pain day, but I figured it was just more clots and shrugged it off like always. Don’t worry that I had a slight fever yesterday morning (not abnormal for me) or that I have been bleeding for 3 weeks now (also not abnormal). I cried a few times like normal, but again thought nothing strange was going on.

When I went to the bathroom before bed (around 10:30 pm) I looked down into my pad and was shocked to see pink tissue in there with a few clots.  I took a picture immediately and called my mom and sent her the picture and asked if she knew what this was. While I was talking to her I grabbed a toothpick and unrolled the tissue to see that it was a thin sheet of tissue not a ball like I first thought. I shared this information with my mom. She advised me to go to the ER, however with my new insurance I have to call an advice nurse first. So I called in and talked for an hour. They are not worried about it being an emergency issue, however they aren’t sure why I would be passing tissue. The thought is that either this is uterine lining (endometrial lining) or a ruptured endometrioma (endometrial cyst).  The pain has not subsided even after passing the shedded tissue.

Took an 800 mg Motrin and tried to sleep. This did not work well, but a few hours is better than nothing. I got up and made my way into work; slowly but surely.

Got my call from the OB/GYN department this morning. They are sure this is the shedding of the Uterine wall behind the endometrial lining. They are confused as to why my body would shed this, but not concerned enough to call it an emergency. I have an appt with them at the earliest time slot; 10/17 at 3pm. Now if the cramping pain increases or my fever worsens then I need to get to Urgent Care.

I really hate being a woman, can’t you just take out that stupid useless organ called a Uterus?? I only need ovaries for the hormones, not that darn uterus anyways.

Someone please help me save myself from my body.

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  1. Hello, came across this on a random google search, just experienced this same occurrence moments ago, just curious what your doctor eventually said. I’m wondering if I should be contacting a doctor. thanks for any info. hope you’re ok.

    Comment by lauren — February 16, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    • They said that it was the utteran wall. They were not worried as I’ve already been diagnosed with ENDO. I would check with your doctor, it could be other things.

      Comment by slimpickins — February 17, 2012 @ 7:16 am

  2. Heya, I feel you I really do. Been ttc now for 10months not had it this bad but I have had some strange things coming out. I don’t much like being a women if I am honest. Hope you feel better with your periods and hope this aint a every period occurance.

    Comment by Tabatha — June 3, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

  3. Hey, just stumbled across this, I had a similar appearance a few months back and had forgotten about it until now…but I remember being at work and thinking I wanted to take a picture of it! I am currently having lots of phone calls back and forth with my Drs office. I have a history of follicle cysts although haven’t had an issue with it in over 10 years, and all of a sudden my cycle, which was like clockwork, has become staggered and irregular. I’m becoming increasingly apprehensive with my Dr as she wants to put me on the pill to regulate my cycle, but doesn’t seem to interested in doing a check up or appointment to determine if there is an underlying cause. I have not been diagnosed with anything. Do you have any input or suggestions?

    Comment by Rebekah Fenske — November 27, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    • If you have a womanly issue like endometriosis one of the treatments is to be on the pill to regulate your period. The pill regulates a lot of issues, but I agree that you want to know the main cause of the issue. The easiest way is to ask for a exploratory laporoscopy surgery. They can determine if you have endometriosis or anything else going on.

      Comment by slimpickins — November 30, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

      • I got really impatient and decided to be proactive instead of patient. I did a lot of research, beginning with a friend who is a huge fan of homeopathy and herbal remedies. Between the two of us we discovered a number of natural sources to induce a menstrual cycle. I went with parsley tea, and wow! What an amazing experience! I after drinking almost 2 cups worth, I began my cycle in about 2 hours. Huge relief. And yes, my Dr is going to put me back on the pill. I had forgotten I had problems with cysts in my adolescence. Perhaps they have began again? But regardless, I had my cycle and all is well again. Thanks for your input!

        Comment by Rebekah Fenske — November 30, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

  4. I have had some weird stuff this month and when my cycle was last on the same side… I would like to share some images, in case someone has some ideas.

    Comment by Anne — January 15, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

  5. Hey yeah I just finished my first pack of birth control and skipped the period pills and I’ve been bleeding for like 12 days, shouldn’t have my period right now but I have it, or maybe it’s just heavy spotting… Idk. Anyways, this has happened to me twice and I have been having cramps too.. Haven’t been diagnosed with anything (endo). Kinda scared, I don’t know why this is happening to me!

    Comment by Emma — July 4, 2014 @ 4:04 pm

    • That is normal when you first start on birth control. Don’t worry about it, but mention it to your doctor in case they want to put on a different type of birth control.

      Comment by slimpickins — July 4, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

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