Hello, My name is Sarah Murphy I am 18 years of age and just recently got married. I found out I had endometriosis in April of this year and had no clue what it was. I have always had heavy periods and sharp vaginal pains but I always thought I was normal until I started having intercore and I knew it easnt normal for someone to be in that much pain. So I went to my gynecologist and he advised me to get the surgery to see if I truly have it. My surgery was a month later in May and I had a mild case of it. My gynecologist could only remove one (the biggest) due to the fact that if he was to burn them all it would decrease my chances of ever having children. Before my surgery I was a birth control pill called Junel, he told me to stop taking it because it is part of the reason my endometriosis was growing. He suggested I take the depo shot to low it but I'm not too sure about how I feel about it. Most people tell me it makes you gain wait like crazy but everyone is different.. I just want to know if there are anything out there that I can try to lower it because intercourse is a big part of life and I am still feeling just as much pain as before. I just joined tonight because I am having very sharp vaginal pains and my left lower stomach. I wasn't sure if it was from my endo or if it could be something different. Please leave all of your suggestions!