Hi everyone!! I'm debating if I should have a diagnostic laparoscopy done for my suspected endometriosis when most of my symptoms have pretty much disappeared. My ob/gyn switched my birth control from nuva ring to gildess. The pain I experienced was horrible cramping while on nuva ring, especially after having an orgasm. It would take four ibuprofen and sitting in the tub with the detachable shower head with nearly scalding hot water on my stomach and lower back for twenty to thirty minutes to get rid of the pain. But now that I switched, I only occasionally have cramping once or twice a month - nothing that a couple of ibuprofen can't fix. My gyn is adamant that I still have to have surgery this summer before I go back to school in the fall in case my symptoms come back, but its been six months on gildess and everything is fine. And after reading different articles about other complications from nuva ring, I wonder if my pain was caused by that.
I just have been feeling so relieved to finally be pain free and I don't want to have an unnecessary laparoscopy that might not diagnose anything but just cause me pain again and since I'm in the US cost alot of money.
I am a little worried about my fertility if it is indeed endometriosis but my husband and I are in no way, shape, or form ready to have a baby right now - emotionally or financially. We both want to finish school first. I have a few friends that are going through nearly the same thing with having suspected endometriosis but their ob/gyns changed their birth control to get rid of the pain and told them they would only need a laparoscopy if and when they decided they want to try to get pregnant. I know I'm the only one that can make this decision, but I just wanted to get some outside opinions from women who have been in similar situations.
Thank you for all your help!!