Hi everyone, I had a diagnostic laparoscopy last month and they discovered that I had a moderate case of endometriosis. It was pretty much confined to my pelvic cavity, except for a 9.7cm cyst and a few tiny specks of endometriosis on my right ovary. They drained the cyst and cleared my pelvis and decided to treat me with 4 months' worth of Prostap injections. I've been researching a lot about endometriosis since being diagnosed and have come across a lot of (sometimes conflicting) information about it. One thing I've become very worried about though is having fertility issues in the future. I've read that although it can be more difficult for women with endometriosis to conceive, most women do manage to conceive naturally or with the help of various treatments/IVF. The doctors said that my ovaries are healthy and my tubes are clear, and initially I thought that meant that infertility wouldn't be an issue for me. That is, until I started coming across theories that suggest that toxins caused by endometriosis may be one of the culprits for fertility issues. That freaked me out quite a bit.
I'm just wondering; judging by the nature of my situation (healthy ovaries/clear tubes/no scarring etc), is it likely that I won't have issues? I've really wanted to have a baby for a while now. I'd love to within the next few years or so. I have exactly the same symptoms as my mum did when she had periods, and my sister has the same symptoms as I do, so it seems likely that endometriosis runs in my family. I'd kind of hoped that because my mum managed to have three children with (potentially) endometriosis, it would mean that I won't have problems either. Is this quite an ignorant thought process? Could anyone shed some light on the issue? It'd be really appreciated. Thanks