I have had fibro for 10 years now. My hubby figured out from the start it was period related. Not one doctor has ever mentioned it but my bad flares start the week of my period and the week after. I do have flares that come at any time but my worst pain is around the time of my monthlys. X
Actually it doesn't show on ultrasound. Rarely it may, but it's even missed on a MRI unless a trained eye spots it. The only definitive diagnosis is through surgery. But most doctors may suspect it based on your history and some may treat it based on suspicion.
Nope, you are not the only one. I also have interstitial cystitis and when it comes time for my cycle to start, look out world. Raven, DeJa is right. Endo won't typically show up on a pelvic ultrasound. It's typically diagnosed through a diagnostic laproscopy but yes, most docs do suspect it based on clinical history. That's what my original diagnosis was, because there are 4 generation of women in our family who have diagnosed endometriosis and some that don't but it was thought they did based on symptoms.