Has anyone been diagnosed with both?
I have IBS alternating C and D, gastroparesis, and non specific dysmotility of the small intestine. I'm starting to think I have endometriosis as well.
My symptoms seem to get worse around my period and I get lots of abdominal pain. I used to get the most severely painful periods. I'm now on the mini pill so I don't get periods except for some light spotting. The only problem is every time I have spotting my bowels start acting up. The other day I had severe diarrhea right before I started getting spotting. 4 days of very light flow and i'm still having all this pain in my lower left abdomen. No more diarrhea except for the first 2 days. I'm just really bloated and painful. Not eating much except maybe one meal a day.
My GI has tested me for just about everything but still hasn't found anything specific to treat. I've talked to my gyno and she recommended I go on the pill and that has helped. I've now been on the pill for 6 months but I am still having pain.
Does this sound like endometriosis? Or is my GI tract just reacting to hormone fluctuations?
For those who have had endometriosis what were your symptoms? How did you get a diagnosis?