I've just had a lap, but they couldn't treat the cysts or the endometriosis because my ovary & womb have attached to the bowel & the endom is too vast & large to treat at lap stage. I've had it for years & didn't even know, as my only symptom was very painful, heavy periods so it was never diagnosed! V.frustrating as I've now got a very difficult decision to make:-have the major surgery but have potential risk of serious bowel damage, or don't have surgery & never have children as ivf won't work as it currently stands. I'm in pieces. I want kids SO Badly, but there are risks of having the surgery. I'm 41 in few weeks, so do not have time on my side. I'm Seeing specialist first anyway but Wondered if anyone had to be referred to endom specialist cos it couldn't all be resolved/removed at laparoscopy stage? Thanks in anticipation.