I go to a gynaecologist privately and last november I went to see her with severe pain in my left side. She found a 5x6 endometrial cyst, and all my other long-term symptoms (bowel symptoms, pain and inflammation during period etc.) pointed to endometriosis. Now, because I have the cyst, I don't need a lap for diagnosis, since the gynae could see on the ultrasound that the cyst is endometrial. I know you can't see endo on ultrasound but the dr and a specialist in a hospital both said the cyst is filled with blood so definitely endo.
Because I already have a diagnosis, the dr's are avoiding surgery and I was given combination pill to shrink the cyst. I told my gynae I was worried about endo tissue elsewhere in my abdomen and told her I can't know how far the endo has spread without laparoscopy. She told me not to worry, because with the pill we'll stop my cycle and if I don't bleed, the endo will "dry out". You probably understand that as a person who has endometriosis I have my doubts about what doctors tell me. We've all been through stuff with doctors. So I want to ask if any of you has been able to manage endo with the pill only. So far, the pill has been helping me, the pain is almost gone, I don't even have to take any painkillers! But I'm not so sure if the pill can actually shrink a 5x6cm cyst and dry endometrial tissue. Does this mean, if I stop my period with the pill, endo tissue won't bleed anymore and the excess blood I might already have around endo tissue will just dry?