I've got my first laparoscopy next month to diagnose endometriosis. I have a lot of the symptoms (lots of pain, bleeding, gastric problems, pain during sex, and a retroverted uterus) so think it could easily be there. I'm hoping to be able to start a family next year, and my doctor thought that now would be the best time to have the laparoscopy.
I'm really nervous. My mum had surgery for severe endo, and was told that she'd never be able to have any more children. The doctor explained that if they find the endo, they would try to remove it and it could improve my fertility, but I've heard that this could cause worse problems down the line with adhesions. Does anyone have any experience of this? Do you think that it's still worth a try?
I've been on a hormonal treatment up until now but they haven't told me what will happen with that - what happened to you guys? Did you stop the treatment before or after the surgery, or did you keep going with it?
Thanks for your support