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Old Sep 5th, 2013, 09:06 AM   1
Emiloo
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Suspected endometriosis... Laparoscopy


Hi there ladies

Today I went to an endometriosis consultant as I suspect I have it after getting pain during DTD. After getting these pains for about 2 years, I decided to stop ignoring it and go get it checked out as it wasnt going away. The doctor referred me to the specialist, who said today, that we'll skip an ultasound and go straight to having a laparoscopy.... Im a bit scared! This is my first operation (other than getting a tooth pulled out under anaesthetic! I have been put on the waiting list which should take 2-3 months and have been told I should be off work for 4 weeks as I have a physical job (I am a nanny)

I am just looking for some advice, reassurance and be told what to expect really...

Once its been removed (if I do indeed have endo) would it affect TTC? That is what Im most worried about! Luckily they only think its mild as I only have pain during sex- OH doesnt think hes very lucky though, poor guy. We havent got the best sex life at the moment!



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2013, 12:27 PM   2
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Hi

I was also told that I may have mild endometriosis after seeing my specialist for pelvic pain that would not go away. I had a laparoscopy done back in March and it is not that bad! I have three little incision scars, that's it. When I woke up, my throat was sore and my stitches were sore, but I was able to walk around and go out to eat. I took a day to rest completely while my SO took care of our 7 month old. The next day, I was able to resume taking care of him although it hurt when he kicked my incisions The healing process was not bad. In a few days, I felt fine. The stitches dissolved on their own.

I was told that I have very mild endometriosis. I also have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I conceived my first LO with no trouble. I think everyone is different. You may or may not have trouble conceiving. It also depends on how severe everything is. My mom has severe endometriosis and she couldn't conceive. I was adopted. I'm terrified of secondary infertility, but I guess I will deal with it, if it happens, when the time comes.



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2013, 13:42 PM   3
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I had a laparoscopy just over a month ago and have been told I have mild endo. Many people who have endo have no problem with having a baby! The surgery is fine! I'd never had anything done to me until I had the laparoscopy, I came away with 2 incisions . One in my belly button and one on my kicker line, they are so small. I found the surgery recovery very easy. I had my surgery at 9 woke up properly at about 11 and wasn't in any pain at all! I was just sleepy from the anesthetic. And was more than ready to go home by 1

Good luck with the laparoscopy and if u have any questions you can always ask!



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Old Sep 6th, 2013, 14:14 PM   4
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Thank you for your replies, you have put my mind at ease!! I thought 4 weeks off of work sounded like too much, am hoping that I'll be able to go back earlier as I need the money!

As long as it doesn't cause any trouble with TTC then Im happy.. you have both reassured me!! Im pretty sure its only mild as I only get pain during sex.. not at any other time!



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 04:19 AM   5
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hey there, hope you get well soon after the surgery.... im wondering what is the pain like from endo , can anyone tell me what kind of pain you have from endo...sometimes it hurts when me and dh have sex but only hurts when he hits my cervix (goes in too deep ) sorry TMI. could this pain be endo????



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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 06:00 AM   6
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I don't get pain during sex.... but now u mention it i do if he goes in too deep sometimes. I hqve pain when I'm on my period, its like a constant cramping the runs from the middle of my thigh up to my belly button.



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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 13:55 PM   7
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Endo lady here too.

Iv had 2 laps, recovery is quicker than u think, I only needed 2 weeks off work and I worked on a ward so very heavy.

U should be more likely to get pregnant after a lap.

The only thing that has helped my endo is zoladex which iv had for 6 months now, nothing else has ever touched the pain which I got every 2 months and rendered me useless for the duration.

Good luck and don't be scared its really not that bad

If u need to chat one on one feel free to message me



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 15:57 PM   8
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Thanks itsnowmyturn, I thought 2 weeks would be sufficient so am hoping I'll be able to go back earlier.

I read somewhere that it's easier to get pregnant the year after having a laparoscopy but then after that, it starts getting harder as the end starts coming back. I told OH and he just said "It'll just have to be harder then"

pushmug7- I get pelvic pain during sex, but not everytime we have sex. Its definitely more when he goes deep. But I dont even know if its actually endo yet.


I got a call this morning from the hospital this morning saying they can fit me in for an ultrasound tomorrow morning. They accidently put me on the waiting list for an ultrasound AND a laparoscopy! So, I'm gonna go for it as you never know they may find that its something else, so we'll see....



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 16:11 PM   9
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Ultrasounds don't show endo at all they tend to use it to rule out other stuff.

Can I ask do u only get pain on deep penetration and no other time? If that's the case its usually quite normal I think. I get painful periods (extreme pain) when I had then, when I went on pills that stopped them I would get pain like clockwork every 3 months and it progressed in length then changed to every 2 months but like I said the pain rendered me useless, I wud be stood at work the pain would come on and I would be doubled over for how ever long it lasted and usually ended up in tears and feeling very ill like no other ill feeling iv ever had, also during this time if we fooled around orgasm would bring the pain on and also needing a wee in the night would bring the pain in and wake me up. It was ruling my life and when the month of the flare up came I would literally dread the whole month.
I by no means want to belittle your pain because I no its a horrid condition that can be debilitating for women, I just want to reassure u more than anything. One thing to also note is a very small amount of endo can cause masses of pain yet people who has very extreme endo don't always no and it gets found by accident or affects something else ie bowel. So never let any Dr make u feel that just a small bit of endo isn't enough to warrant ur pain (i had this and I wanted to punch them)
I wish u the best of luck with it



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2013, 01:40 AM   10
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I got horrible period pains before I went on the pill... at points it did take my breath away. I remember walking to work one day and the pain came on so strong that I had to hold onto a wall!
As for during sex, I get deep stabbing pelvic pains, I dont think it is always when he is going very deep. We usually have to stop half way because the pain is too much! I dont get this everytime we have sex luckily- but alot of the time I do!

My mum also has endo, but I dont know if that makes it more likely for me or not..



 
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