Hi all, just thought I would share my story..
I had my first lap a year ago and told I had endo around and possibly inside the bladder, after being treated for cystitis for 12 years!
During that lap they put in the copper coil, but after wards they said in hind sight now we know it's endo u need the marina coil. So booked to have it swapped at my local docs, (it didn't hurt at all to be honest felt totally fine after a few hours, but I'm really good with pain (other than endo bladder pain ))
They didn't remove any on this lap as the surgeon wasn't the right guy for the job and also labelled it as 'extensive'.
The marina didn't really help for the first 6 months but now it's totally different, by endo pain has vanished! It's amazing. Like someone above said, it's got a few side effects I don't like such as more discharge, spotting all the time, and period pain, but all that I can deal with, where as u are all aware, endo pain u can't.
I'm booked in for surgery this Thursday to have the endo removed and was really unsure whether to even go ahead. I started emailing the surgeon explaining how my pain has gone and do I still need to have the endo removed? Is it ok to just leave if it's not causing me pain? Will it grow etc. He was really sitting on the fence and didn't want to give me an answer as they can't really tell me what to do and I understand that, but at the end of his last email he said '...but if you want to have children in the future I would have it removed.'
I didn't want to go through the risk of unnessasary surgery, but now he has said that I am going to go though with it. The nurse also made a good point, 'don't you want to know what stage it is, and how bad it is, if it was me I would want to know' and she's right, I would like to know.
So it seems weird to me to be having surgery in three days when I haven't had pain for ages, I feel like the marina has cured me! But I do want kids soon so that's what I'm thinking of.
To sum up, definitely try the marina! What have u got to loose, if it doesn't work take it out.
Good luck to all..
Jen, 27 years old xx