I've suffered with heavy and painful periods for about a year now and my Dr has now referred me for a pelvic ultrasound to further investigate the cause. (She's reluctant to 100% say endo because of my age) I'm worried that I have endometriosis (around the pouch of Douglas/bowel area from my symptoms) and Im really starting to panic about the effects that this might have on my fertility.
I'm 19 at the moment, (my partner is 22) and starting a family so early was not really a plan that either of us had initially, but we're concerned that if we leave it too late then we will never be able to conceive and having children is so important to us both. I was just wondering if anyone knows how fertility is effected by having endo in this particular area (as its not directly near ovaries ect) as well as your thoughts/experiences on how starting a family earlier has effected your chances of conceiving!
Although my boyfriend and family are supportive of me, I need advice from people who have been there and nobody I know has endo, so any personal experiences will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!