Hi my name is Sarah and a week ago I was diagnosed . I got rushed into hospital in November with severe abdominal pain and was told I had a large simple cyst and P.I.D and the cyst would need to be drained they sent me home with painkillers and 3 lots of antibiotics as I had a severe infection after being in hospital for 4 days. After 2 more scans and an MRI I have been told I have endometriosis . I have 2 large cysts and my left fallopian tube is swollen I'm having it removed along with my ovary and cysts. I have chosen to try to save 1 of my ovaries for now and wait to see what they find on my bowel . I'm so confused about the benefits of having a full hysterectomy and the side effects of hrt and also wanted to have a good moan. I'm always in pain n feel like sometimes my family n friends think I'm lazy and exaggerating. What's do the stages mean and will the op help?