I am only 35 and mine has gotten worse and worse over the years as well. I just read another post where her ovary was embedded in her bowel.......I am freaking out, because I have horrible left sided pain right where my ovary is and back pain. Now I think I am a hypercondriak (sp?). I hate this disease too, I always freak out when something different happens. With my menstral cycle being so whacked out, I can never tell if that is what it is or not. My Gi won't deal with my gyn and my gyn won't deal with my GI. uuugh!! Anyway, I hope that is what it is, and I hope you feel better soon.