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I am new to this board, but I wanted some input from others. We have been ttc #2 for 7 months. It took 8 mths. of ttc to become pg with #1. I have not been charting....I'm not really sure how to start all of that...any pointers there? It has been 20 days since my last period. I have been assuming that I ovulate around day 14...but, maybe I'm wrong<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: . I'd be interested to find out.<br><br>
Anyway, I have been having HORRIBLE cramps (both sides, and my back feels like it has a huge pinced nerve....burning pain) for the past 3 days. My family has a long history of endometriosis. I also have a tipped uterus.<br><br>
My questions are.....<br><br>
1) Are there others out there with Endo.? Could these pains be caused from that? What else could I be experiencing?<br><br>
2) Could I be pregnant? I honestly can't remember how I felt after conceiving #1. I remember I had bad cramps and kept thinking my period was coming....but, I can't remember if they were THIS bad.<br><br>
3) Does a tipped uterus make ttc more difficult? Would it cause these pains?<br><br>
I feel like I am never going to get pg. It makes me sad, mad, and sad again. I know it is all in the "perfect timing" plan...but, I want to be part of that plan<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
Thanks for "listening"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. I do have a dr. apt. coming up...but it is not until March. I'm hoping that I can just tell her I need an OB apt. instead<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. Funny story.....With dd #1 I actually was scheduled to have my tubes flushed out. (my doctor thought I had scar tissue???) The surgery was supposed to happen 2 days after I found out I was pg<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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I don't have answers to any of your questions except that you can start taking your temp with a BBT and find out for sure when you are ovulating as well as checking cervical fluid and position. I highly suggest that you get the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It has such good information. You can record your charting on fertilityfriend.com<br><br>
I hope this helps!!<br><br>
Oh, welcome to MDC!!
 

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Well, for what it's worth, I've been experiencing lots of cramping and low back pain too--with other "pregnancy symptoms" as well (tired, larger bbs, mild cravings, nausea). Maybe you shouldn't rule pregnancy out. I keep trying to picture my belly growing and the baby in my arms. I'm keeping all the negative thoughts out. I'll POAS on Wed. or Thurs. and see what the universe has decided.<br><br>
Luck to you.
 

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1) Are there others out there with Endo.? Could these pains be caused from that? What else could I be experiencing?<br>
Endo pain is typically at its worst during your pd. So not sure what is causing your present pain.<br><br>
2) Could I be pregnant? I honestly can't remember how I felt after conceiving #1. I remember I had bad cramps and kept thinking my period was coming....but, I can't remember if they were THIS bad.<br>
Possibly, wont' know unless you test. Ovulation on day 14 is actually a myth. It is basically an average time of ovulating. People can O as early as day 10 or much much later. The best thing to do is get the book mentioned above and start charting. The book discusses charting in depth. It helps you figure out when YOU ovulate in order to maximize your chances for conceiving.<br><br>
3) Does a tipped uterus make ttc more difficult? No, I don't think so.<br>
Would it cause these pains? Dont' really know.<br><br>
Best wishes!
 

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as far as the endo goes, i have it and had a lap. about 3.5 years ago. it only hurt me during sex. it felt like someone was going "in there" with an icepick. i was already on depo provera for BC (they use depo to treat it) so i didn't have AF, so i don't know about the cramping/AF pains. now that we're TTC and i'm off the depo and AF has returned, i've had really bad cramps. i never had them like this before the depo. i'm not sure if it relates to the endo or not.
 

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I have endo and that pain you are describing sounds very familiar to me. The problem is that not all women experience the symptoms of endo the same way. Some have no pain/cramping at all yet they are infertile due to endo.<br><br>
I had a laparascopy to officially diagnosis and treat the endo in Oct 2004. I will be discussing having another one with my doc on Thursday as we've been trying for awhile (in our 10 cycle) and haven't gotten pg yet.<br><br>
The pain you are describing may also be because you are pg or because of an infection, either a pelvic infection or a bladder infection can cause those types of pain as well.<br><br>
I hate having endo as I'm never quite sure if the pain I experience in the pelvic region is from endo or from something else. If I ever have an appendicitis, I don't think I'll know as I'll just pass it off as endo until it bursts, most likely and that worries me.
 
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