I can't believe I didn't see this before! Thank-you for sharing! I have endometriosis as well. I'm guessing stage 1, the doctor never told me. I have horribly painful and heavy periods. Pain with bding at times. And random cramping throughout the month. I had surgery this past March and he found endometriosis on my ovary and behind my uterus.
I'm so glad to have found a thread with some stories in it!
Good luck to you with ttc over the next several months!
This sounds exactly like me! Did you have the endo removed. After my surgery at end of June I was getting some mid monthly pain last month so I a am a little worried. I'll be going for a follow up with the surgeon in October. Is it me or is there not that much around about endometriosis? That's partly why I wrote down what I had been through! X
So I'm no longer under the hospital now as they have done everything they can for now as to my endo. I was told back in March that just to go back to gp now if symptoms flare up again.
So after a year of having that surgery im still not pregnant .
I should really go back to my gp about being re-referred to fertility clinic but to be honest I just can't be bothered with the stress of it all right now!
Update - my period pains fotr the last 4/5 months have been excrutiatingly painful so much so I have not been able to walk never mind going into work! Also in the last few months I have been getting mild mid monthly pain.
Saw a specialist privately (luckily someone who was worked on me previously) - he reckons the pain is being caused by scar tissue due to the extensive surgery that I had last year but he is sending me for an MRI to check things over – he said that they would usually expect occurrence of endometriosis 2-5 years after surgery – if it is just scar tissue then there is nothing they can do it will just be about managing the pain – in the meantime he has prescribed me tramadol…
If there is deep endometriosis and/or cysts then he will look to do something about that surgically- but they don’t like to do too much surgery as this causes more scar tissue etc etc – and he said once I have completed my family then if problems persist then I should consider a ‘full pelvic clearance’
Obviously still not pregnant and my son is now over 3.5 years old. Recently we had sperm analysis done that came back fine - blood test for AMH done which I was told was satisfactory - think the level was 13.9 or something like that. So fertility wise my only next step is self funded IVF - 1. i need to get some money together first and 2. i could do with losing a few stone in weight!
Between having an mri scan back in november and going back to the consultant i found out i was pregnant!
I was however told by the consultant that i now had endo in the uterine wall and to be honest i can't remember much else as I was jist so happy that I was now pregnant that was all i could think about!
So after 3 years of trying, with severe endometriosis, I am now nearly 14 weeks pregnant
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