Yes, my son had an endo several years ago and after he finally drank the barium (ack!) they gave him medication and he was out..I have also thought about that as well regarding the ovaries, I went in for my yearly check up at the beginning of Oct, but have not had a cycle since and I have had a chronic problem with cysts as well. I'm fairly certain I have one at this point, but since I was just at the urologist yesterday to figure out why I seem to have an overactive bladder, I think my husband is beginning to think I'm a hypochondriac At this point, I feel like I'm going to all of these different doctors. I'm so sorry to hear of your friend, and you are correct, it is very difficult to diagnose from what I have read. I've thought about calling the gyno because I have been having that nagging side pain and low back pain that I get from a cyst but I get them so often I just figured, oh well another cyst! Since it is making everything late, maybe I should call my gyno..
Thank you so much