This is my first post but I have been reading the posts in here to help inform myself as I have been attending gynae appointments to assess cysts on my ovaries.
I had my second appointment at hospital this week and they confirmed the cysts, one of each ovary and up to 6 cm in size, are endometriomas. They also confirmed I have scar tissue and adhesions in my bowel and pelvic walls and that my ovaries are stuck together (kissing, i hate this term!). The head consultant scanned me and confirmed the endo was extensive and severe - I guess lots was visible on the ultrasound so no need for diagnostic laporoscopy in that sense. However - I have no pain - so all of this has been a total shock to me, I didn't even know what endo was a couple of months ago. Because I have no pain (and I know now I am lucky for that) the consultant said he did not want to operate, it would be major surgery and I am not in pain, and may cause more problems than it solves.
We are TTC and whilst its early days (5 months) the only advcie I had was to keep trying naturally and then get referral to a fertility specialist. They were really nice at my appnt and by the end I was in floods of tears and left really emotional. I desperately want children and it hadnt even crossed my mind I wouldnt be able to conceive naturally.
What I am so confused about now is that I am having no treatment - won't my endo jsut get worse? Won't the cysts get bigger and surely there's a chance my fallopian tubes are blocked too. Do I really need to wait 1 year before getting a referral to a fertility speciality? I feel like I've just dropped out the health system with no plan and nothing to hold onto. Any advice from anyone as to my next steps would be really appreciated, I feel like I've been hit by a truck!