I was diagnosed with endometriosis in Jan 14 and had keyhole surgery 6 weeks ago to remove endometriosis. I have stage 4 endometriosis and it appears to be everywhere, because we are trying for children they removed what they could and recommended IVF. So today I had my follow up appointment with the consultant who threw a spanner in the works and says he wants to put me on a temporary menopause for 6 months (injections and daily tablets) to stop endometriosis and then go back and do keyhole surgery again to get some more of the endometriosis, before IVF. He also wants to do an MRI scan to check the bowel as it appears to be all over that too. Has anyone been recommended this and if so how was it? As soon as he said menopause it filled me with dread as I associate that with people who have already had children and I remember my mum going thru it. The consultant said it was going to be near on impossible to fall pregnant naturally so this could be my only way of having children and even then it's a long shot. Any advice will be gratefully received xx
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