Endometriosis

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C - April 14

Does anyone have endometriosis? I have the beginning stages and my doctor has advised me to start trying to start a family. Did anyone have any problems getting pregnant?

 

Sonya - April 14

I too have endo, but I don't think it prevented me from getting pregnant. My husbanbd had some sperm issues which prevented us from getting pregnant but once we figured that out a specialist was able to a__sist us in getting pregnant. I wouldn't start trying to have a family unless you are ready. I always say, get a second opinion. I love my OB but when I was suffering from endo, I got a second opinion. Doctors don't know everything. Good luck.

 

C - April 14

This doctor actually is my second opinion and he said the same thing my other doctor said two years ago. So, i think I know the direction that we are heading. Exciting, but scary.

 

L** - April 14

I have done a lot of research on endo.. how have you been diagnosed, did they do a laprascopy? a laprascopy is the only way to 100% diagnose endo. Usually doc said to start now because hte more endo progressives, the harder it is to become pregnant, many times the endo causes scarring along the ovaries * fallopian tubes that prevent conception. Ovaries are the most common site for endo to develop. But, if you have stage I or II endo, there is a good chance you can still conceive. Endo progresses differently in each person too. So you may go from stage I to stage IV in a matter of months or it could take years or you may never progress that far.

 

C - April 14

I had a laprascopy a year and a half ago and that's when they knew I had stage I endo. We are almost positive it has come back due to my symptoms.

 

Sonya - April 14

I talked to my specialist alot about endo and why I was still have pain after laprascopy. He said from reading my surgery report that my endo had caused scar tissue to form around my left ovary and also on my uterus adhering my uterus to the muscle around it. He also said that although it is difficult for the endo that bad to be removed it is possible. He said it is a much longer, more tedious procedure but possible. Best of luck.

 

L** - April 14

A lot of time when women aith endo ttc, their docs will put them on birth control pills for 3-6 months and then tell them to get to business as soon as they come off the pills. BCs tend to help alleiviate the endo problems for the time being. If you are in a position to start a family & are ready & you know you wnat kids, I'd start trying.

 

C - April 14

I've been on birth control for a while so I only get my period four times a year. It helps a bit. I refuse to go on Lupron, so since we were planning to start a family next year anyway, we know we can handle it now.

 

L** - April 14

I don't blame you for the lupron.. that's on the baseball leagues list of steroids that they are supposed to test for!!!! I'd try my hardest not to ever have to take that stuff. Good luck & lots of baby dust to you!

 

ellie - April 14

http://www.endometriosisa__sn.org/

 

ellie - April 14

30 to 40 percent of women with endo are infertile. the endometrical tissue can block the fallopian tubes or completely envelope the ovary, making it impossible to produce an egg. some researchers believe that the same hormonal imbalance that causes endo makes it more difficult for women to conceive.

 

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