Hi everyone, I have a few endo-related questions. Just for some context, I am 21 y/o with suspected endo (I was scheduled for a lap but I cancelled partly because I learned the hospital lasered the endo and I wanted to have it excised and partly because the pill that I was taking continuously was doing a fine job of treating my symptoms.)
My questions are:
Is it advisable for me to continue treating my (suspected) endo in this way? I do occasionally need to take a break when I start to cramp and get breakthrough bleeding, and these are painful as before.
I have plans to move abroad to teach in the near future, and I would prefer not to delay this process in order to get surgery, but equally I fear that the pill will stop being as effective and I will become ill with the excruciating pain of the past when I am abroad.
My other worry is about fertility: does the pill actually prevent the growth of endo or does it just prevent the pain by stopping periods? If me postphoning surgery until later in life is putting my fertility at risk, I would rather know now!
Appreciate any answers you ladies can give me.