Hi everyone this is my first post on a forum so please bear with me!!
I was diagnosed with extensive stage 4 endo in 2008 and in the same op it was also removed followed by 4 months on zoladex.
For years now I have had rectal bleeding only on my period but in the last 18 months has got alot worse and am passing big blood clots. Ive had a sigmoidoscopy and a rectal ultrasound which has confirmed endo penetrating through to the submucosal layer in the bowel.
I saw my new gynae at the end of June who said it would need to be a full resection of the bowel and it needs to happen because of the risk of obstruction. But the thing is I'm booked in for an op this Thursday to stage and possibly remove any endo he finds. I dont understand why he would need to do this in a separate operation do you?
I want to try for a family, Im 31 and he said at the mo my chances of conceiving are 2-5% but after the op odds can rise to 40%. So my thinking/logic is, anything he removes on Thurs will grow back before my next op to remove the endo of my bowel (have no idea when this will be). Doesn't it make sense to do it all in one op and then I can try for a baby after?
I have emailed my consultant with these questions but still waiting for a reply!!
Just thought I'd mention I have Crohn's Disease also, so any avoidable operations in that area is ideal.