I've never been officially diagnosed with endometriosis, mostly due to having lousy health insurance and not having been seen by a gyn in several years, but I do have an appointment a couple weeks from now. However, I do have most of the symptoms of endometriosis, and it also seems to run in my mother's family.
My periods have always been heavy and seem to last for at least five days, but in the last couple of years, I've also had mid-cycle bleeding that's almost like a mini-period. I can usually tell exactly when I'm ovulating as I have middlesmerch that feels like a sharp stitch in my side that usually lasts for a few hours, but a couple days later there's blood and small clots in my vaginal mucus, and I experience some of the same annoying side effects of having my period, such as fatigue. I'm not on any hormonal birth control or anything else that could alter my cycles. I'm just wondering if anybody else has experienced something similar. Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!