I have not used this website for 3 years, after I had a laparoscopy which discovered a chocolate cyst and endo which was all removed (excision). Now it seems after 3 years it is rearing its ugly head again.. I have the same symptoms. Pain after sex, cyclical pain. My menstrual cycle runs like clockwork, and periods are not heavy but very painful, for days before as well.
I visited my doctor who said I shouldn't have another lap, and I should just go on the pill which will shrink whatever I've got in there. She didn't examine me, or suggest any other scans etc. Now I don't know if I'm overreacting, but I kind of feel like she's fobbed me off (much the same as many, many doctors before). Is she right to assume this is the same problem as before?
Has she given me sound advice? Or should I seek another opinion? If the pill really is the best option then I guess I'd go for it. I do prefer to keep my body running as naturally as possible, but if it's true that it could help preserve my fertility (as she said), then I'd do it.
Could a second lap do more harm than good? She said multiple operations pose more of a danger of damaging tubes (which makes sense I guess) What are people's experiences/opinions with this?