I'm new here, 34 yrs old. My husband and I have been TTC for 2 years with no luck. We've just been referred to IVF via the NHS and are lucky enough to get 2 rounds for free. Last week I had a ultrasound and was diagnosed with 2 endometriomas one on each ovary, I've been told they are small <3 cms each.
I suspected that I might have endo for a while, when i turned 31 my periods started changing, I get dark brown stringy spotting for 4-5 days before full red flow starts, painful periods, pain located in lower back and stabbing pains up my bottom!
I wanted to ask you all what your thoughts were on whether I should go in for the IVF first, or have a laprascopy done before hand? My concern is if I don't have a laprascopy in advance we could potentially waste our 2 free cycles due to my endo messing it up somehow. But, on the flipside I'm concerned that if I do have the surgery it could potentially reduce my AMH level even more, it's currently 8 pmol which is in the low fertility bracket.
Any thoughts or advice on people that are in, or have been in a similar situation would be really appreciated.
Thanks for reading!